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New Information On Tiger Mauling At Wynnewood Animal Sanctuary

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We have new information tonight on the tiger that bit an employee's arm after she put her hand in the cage at GW Exotic Animal Zoo in Wynnewood, Okla.

Saturday, we learned the 400 pound tiger has been moved from his enclosure and placed in quarantine. The tiger will stay there for 10 days as vets make sure he is not rabid.

News 9 talked with the zoo's owner on Sunday. He told us the tiger will not be put down since the employee violated protocol. The woman underwent surgery to save her arm Saturday night and more surgery is planned for Monday.

10/5/2013 Related Story: Zoo Owner Talks About Tiger Mauling At Wynnewood Animal Sanctuary

News 9 also found out Sunday that an animal rights group is calling for an investigation.

PETA released the following statement on Sunday, asking the USDA to look into the incident:

"PETA investigators have documented dead, dying, and injured animals languishing in shamefully inadequate conditions at Joe Schreibvogel's Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park. This latest incident follows Schreibvogel's hundreds of violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, a previous enforcement action that resulted in a $25,000 fine and an 18-month license suspension, and the two investigations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently has open: one for an incident involving the deaths of two tiger cubs in May of this year and another for the deaths of 23 baby tigers over a seven-month period. For the sake of these animals, who do not belong in such substandard facilities, and the people who are at risk at the facility, PETA is asking the USDA to investigate this newest incident and take swift and immediate appropriate action—which we hope will mean finally stripping Schreibvogel of his license permanently."

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