See the horrifying moment when a tiger nearly mauled a zookeeper to death

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A female zookeeper was merely trying to feed a Siberian tiger named Taifun when things went horrifyingly wrong.

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The zookeeper at┬áKaliningrad Zoo in Russia entered the animal’s enclosure and the tiger went crazy — knocking her over and scratching at her face with his claws.

Taifun — or “Typhoon” — had never attacked before. It is either 15 or 16 years old, according to the Sun.

Fortunately, the woman was saved when onlookers and zoo-goers began yelling and trying to distract the massive mammal.

It worked. The zookeeper was able to escape into a back room. She is expected to survive the ordeal.

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Clearly, there was miscommunication that led to the incident. The tiger was supposed to be contained in another part of its compound when the woman brought its food.

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