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North Yorkshire student mauled by tiger
A STUDENT from North Yorkshire has been scarred for life after being mauled by a tiger.
Isabelle Brennan, 19, from Harrogate, was on the trip of a life time to Thailand when she was attacked by a 400lb tiger at the Tiger Temple sanctuary, according to a Sunday newspaper.
Along with other visitors at the centre, she was given advice on how to wash and pet a tiger safely.
But one of the animals knocked her to the ground and bit through her thigh.
Keepers jumped between her and the tiger while her travelling companions dragged her away and tied a tourniquet around her leg to stop the bleeding.
The student was taken to a local hospital where medics stitched up the large leg wound, but she contracted an infection, keeping her in the hospital for more than two weeks. Staff from the temple paid for her treatment.
Miss Brennan, who is studying Human Sciences at University College London, is now back at her North Yorkshire home but is still unable to walk unaided eight weeks on.
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