‘Hungry’ camel bites Taipei zookeeper

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-10-03

A staff member at the Taipei Zoo is recovering after an unusual attack from one of his

A zookeeper at the Taipei Zoo was injured Tuesday after an unusual attack by one of the zoo’s camels. (CNA photo provided by Taipei Zoo)

charges left him injured Tuesday. His injury is the first of its kind in the zoo’s history.

Getting up close to dangerous animals is one part of a zookeeper’s job. But at the Taipei Zoo, the camels had never been a particular threat.

That was, at least, until Tuesday, when a male dromedary camel bit a zookeeper on the neck during feeding time. The camel stuck its neck through a gap in a fence while the keeper was bent over on the other side with his back to the animal.    [FULL  STORY]

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