Funeral for tiger attack victim

Author
Alex Mason,
Publish Date
Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 2:36PM
Samantha Kuedeweh's funeral (NZ Herald)
Samantha Kuedeweh's funeral (NZ Herald)

Funeral for tiger attack victim

Author
Alex Mason,
Publish Date
Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 2:36PM

The funeral for zookeeper Samantha Kuedeweh, who was killed by a tiger last Sunday, is underway at the Hamilton Gardens.

A sombre crowd of hundreds has turned up to farewell the much loved keeper.  

Among the mourners are also staff from Auckland and Melbourne zoos, the Department of Conservation, Rainbow Springs and the Ministry for Primary Industries, along with members of the local Pirongia school community.

The zoo is closed for the day, to allow all staff to farewell their friend.