A Topeka zookeeper was injured Saturday morning during an incident involving Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger.

A Topeka zookeeper was injured Saturday morning during an incident involving Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger.

The incident was reported to Shawnee County Dispatch at 9:29 a.m.

The zoo was open at the time of the attack which was witnessed by some people, city spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said.

Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley said the zookeeper was transported to a local hospital, but he didn’t know the extent of her injuries. Officials were still trying to find out what led up to the attack.

The zookeeper was alert and awake when she went by ambulance to the hospital, but Hadfield said she didn’t know her current condition.

Male Sumatran tigers are solitary animals and Sanjiv’s exhibit area is separate from the other tigers.

Wiley said Sanjiv was secured in an indoor space following the incident.

No action will be taken against Sanjiv, Hadfield said.

The zoo was closed for about 45 minutes, but has reopened. The tigers won’t be on display Saturday.

Sanjiv came to the Topeka Zoo in August 2017 from a zoo in Akron, Ohio as part of a species survival plan. Sumatran tigers are a critically end