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Tiger “Just Playing” In San Jose Attack

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A spokeswoman for the company that owns a tiger that attacked a little boy at his Scotts Valley school says the tiger was just playing. The tiger owned by Southern California-based “Zoo to You” grabbed the kindergartnerĀ“s head in her jaws after a school assembly. In a televised interview, Anita Jackson says “Sima” was attracted to the boy when several children jumped up as the tiger left the room. She says “Sima” just wanted to join in the fun. The interview was conducted next to an open van with the tiger inside. Jackson says the company takes what happened seriously. But she says “Sima” was never aggressive and the company has no plans to stop bringing her to schools. “Sima” is about one year old and weighs 140 to 150 pounds. Jackson is the curator and supervisor of animal care and training at “Zoo to You”. Doctors say the little boy is fine. He has a cut along his hairline thatĀ“ll need stitches.

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