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Tom Sellner, Owner Of Cricket Hollow Zoo, Attacked By Tiger During Feeding

07/17/11 07:04 PM ET   AP

MANCHESTER, Iowa -- The owner of a small Iowa zoo has been hospitalized with injuries from a tiger attack.

The Delaware County sheriff's office says 52-year-old Tom Sellner suffered lacerations to his head and torso in the Sunday morning attack at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester. He was flown to an Iowa City hospital. His condition wasn't immediately available.

The sheriff's office says Sellner was attacked while feeding an adult tiger. The tiger was not put down after the attack.

A message left Sunday with the zoo wasn't immediately returned.

The zoo's website says it has more than 300 birds and animals, including tigers, African lions and other exotic cats.

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