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A zookeeper suffered 'lacerations and punctures' in a tiger attack at the zoo in Topeka, Kansas

(CNN)A zookeeper is recovering in the hospital after she was attacked Saturday morning by a tiger at the Topeka, Kansas, zoo.The woman and a 7-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv were both in the tiger habitat shortly after the zoo opened when the tiger "essentially tackled our keeper," Zoo Director Brendan Wiley said at an afternoon press conference. The zookeeper suffered "lacerations and punctures to the back of the head, neck, back and one arm," Wiley told reporters. The zookeeper was transported to a local hospital where she received treatment. A spokeswoman for the City of Topeka previously told CNN that woman was "awake and alert" at the time she was taken to the hospital. She's currently in stable condition, Wiley said.The zo ...