Animal bites and seriously injures worker at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa

A worker at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa was bitten by a big cat Thursday morning, CBS affiliate WTSP-TV reported. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Crews say an employee was taken to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries. 

#BREAKING: @HillsFireRescue says an employee at Big Cat Rescue was bitten this morning and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. https://t.co/aCHTmBX0f1 pic.twitter.com/CeIccWzNdB

EMS workers say the worker was bitten around 8:30 a.m.

Big Cat Rescue was featured on Netflix’s “Tiger King” this spring. Carole Baskin, an outspoken animal rights activist, operates the animal sanctuary, which has a variety of species including tigers, bobcats, leopards and cougars, among others.

#LIVE Sky10 is over Big Cat Rescue in Tampa where fire rescue crews say an employee was hurt. https://t.co/6jMgMlRgk6 https://t.co/wZDlwjXLeH

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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