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Palm Beach Zoo reopens following fatal tiger attack that killed zookeeper Stacey Konwiser

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: The Palm Beach Zoo reopened Monday morning following the fatal tiger attack that killed lead zookeeper Stacey Konwiser. 

Zoo officials said the tiger exhibit will also be open, but there is no word if the tiger involved in the attack is on display. 


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The Palm Beach Zoo will reopen Monday following the fatal tiger attack that killed lead zookeeper Stacey Konwiser, said Spokesperson Naki Carter during a press conference Sunday. 

"We will be open tomorrow. Stacey would have wanted it," said Carter. 

It is unclear if the tiger exhibit will be open. 

No information was given on whether or not the tiger will be moved to another facility. 

Two days following the tragic loss of zookeeper Stacey Konwiser, spokesperson Naki Carter wanted to make one thing clear.

"The tiger is healthy, there is no threat to its welfare, the tiger's fate is not uncertain." she added. "We do everything we can to preserve the quality of life for the animals."
 
Carter says zoo staff are moving forward despite the ongoing investigation.
 
"To be strong as Stacey would want and move forward with her life's work," says Carter.
 
Even with the difficult situation Carter says opening the zoo is what Stacey would have wanted.
 
The zoo is also setting up a fund in her honor called the Stacey Konwiser Fund for Tiger Conservation.
 
"Stacey was like a sister to many. To Jeremy who our hearts go out to, he has lost a wife, we have lost a member of our zoo family," says Carter.
 
Funeral arrangements are underway and a private ceremony will be held soon.
 
 
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