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Python attacks keeper at zoo

In a release from the Zoological Society, a video shared on social media involving the zoo’s albino python was confirmed as authentic.

The incident took place earlier today while a zookeeper was feeding the python. While the door was still open, the python bit the zookeeper in the mid-section. In keeping with the protocol of always having two zookeepers present during feeding, the release said the second zookeeper intervened, pulling the python away and locking the door.

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The other zookeeper then helped get medical attention for his colleague.

The Emperor Valley Zoo sought to assure there was no danger to the public and said a full investigation is underway.

The Zoological Association of America, of which the ZSTT is a member, has been notified and will also review the incident.


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