Woman mauled by tiger after exiting car sues Beijing safari park for US$300K

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BEIJING — A woman who was by a tiger after getting out of her car at a , reportedly because she felt , is demanding of more than 2 million yuan ($300,000) from the facility.

Her mother was killed in the incident after also leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance.

The attack happened in July in the enclosure at Beijing Badaling Wildlife near the Great Wall of China.

The park confirmed that the survivor, identified only by her surname, Zhao, is requesting 1.5 million yuan for her “serious injuries,” including nerve damage, scarring of her face and psychological trauma, along with 1.24 million yuan as compensation for the death of her mother.

Spokesman Cao Zhijie said Friday that even though a district government investigation found the park was not to blame, they were willing to pay some compensation “out of our humanity.” No figure has been decided.

Media cited Zhao as saying that she got out of the car because she felt carsick and thought they had already driven out of the animals’ enclosure.

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