CCSO releases graphic bodycam video of Naples Zoo tiger attack of man who entered unauthorized area

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A sign near the entrance to the Naples Zoo. (Credit: WINK News)

A tiger at the Naples Zoo bit a man on Wednesday night. A Collier County Sheriff’s deputy who responded to the zoo shot and killed that tiger.

The Naples Zoo says a man in his 20’s who was working for a third-party cleaning service was bit by the tiger. That man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as River Rosenquist, 26, of Naples. Lee Health says he is now in ‘fair condition.’

On Thursday, WINK News was able to learn a little more about Rosenquist. Neighbors say he was a troubled kid. They also say he was living in a house his father owned and it has been under construction since Hurricane Irma.

Naples Zoo officials say the cleaning company the man was working for is responsible for cleaning restrooms and the gift shop, not the animal enclosures.

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