The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

Photos have been released which capture the moment a Sumatran tiger leaped on Australia Zoo handler Dave Styles.

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

The Sumatran tiger launched himself at the zookeeper in an enclosure at a zoo in Sunshine Coast, Australia on Tuesday.

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

Styles suffered puncture wounds to his head and shoulder but was rescued by fellow workers at the zoo.

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

He is now recovering following surgery after being airlifted to a hospital.

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

The moment a zookeeper was attacked by a tiger

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