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UPDATE: Man in good condition after tiger bite at Big Cat Rescue


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Sauk County officials say owner of the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, Jeff Kozlowski, called 911 after 12:30 p.m. that a person had been bitten by a tiger.

John Meeker, 38, of Baraboo is the bite victim. Meeker was watering "Kahn" a 7-year-old Siberian tiger when it grabbed his arm and pulled it into the fenced enclosure.

Other volunteers were able to get Meeker away from the cat and began first aid.

Meeker was taken by UW Med Flight due to his injuries. UW Hospital says Meeker is in good condition.

Sauk County is investigating the incident.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- A volunteer who witnessed the incident at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue says the man bitten was a long time volunteer. He was giving a tiger water when the animal caught his sweatshirt and started tugging it. The witness says he was bitten.

The rescue is now closed.

We will continue to update you as we get more information.


ROCK SPRINGS (WKOW) --- A man is being taken to the hospital by Med Flight with an injury to his arm.

The man was at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue in Rock Springs. 

University of Wisconsin Hospital spokeswoman Toni Morrissey says she does not know if the wound is a bite or scratch.

We have a crew on the way and will keep you covered on WKOW.com and on 27 News at 5 & 6.

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