Another sad and unfortunate keeper death. Again it would seem, as is so often the case, down to keeper error. I very much doubt there is a keeper anywhere with three or more years under their belt who has not made the mistake of not latching a door properly. Happily most all live to tell the tale.....or keep it to themselves and learn a valuable lesson. In my experience it is the very best keepers who have been down this road. Either they were never found out or they were given a second chance. I am a strong believer in second chances.... because in life and in zoos we learn by our mistakes. Third chances I am not so keen on. I send my sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the keeper in Novosibirsk Zoo. May she rest in peace.
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