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Delaware Co. zoo owner attacked by tiger

The owner of a private Delaware Co. zoo has been injured in a tiger attack.  The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Tom Sellner suffered lacerations to his head and torso in the Sunday morning attack at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester. He was flown to an Iowa City hospital. His condition wasn't immediately available.  The sheriff's office says Sellner was attacked while feeding an adult tiger. The tiger was not put down after the attack.  The zoo's website says it has more than 300 birds and animals, including tigers, African lions and other exotic cats.  The website also says workers don't enter the adult large cat enclosures unless the cat is in its lock out.  It says all their cats are tame and hand raised but could seriously injure someone.

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