WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner released an autopsy report on September 22, 2016, confirming that former Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Lead Zookeeper Stacey Konwiser’s death was accidental.
The medical examiner confirmed that Mrs. Konwiser died on Aril 15, 2016 from neck and spinal injuries inflicted by a male Malayan tiger.
“The Zoo would like to thank the Medical Examiner’s diligent and professional work and hopes that this report can start to bring some closure to this terrible accident,” said Naki Carter, spokesperson for Palm Beach Zoo. “Our thoughts go out to the Feige and Konwiser families, as well as to our Zoo employees. We all lost a beloved family member that day.”
While the Zoo appreciates the careful work that went into this report, it contains what we believe to be inaccuracies, which we would like to correct or clarify. These corrections can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/tiger-faq