Woman mauled by tiger improving at hospital

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The condition of a northwest suburban animal handler, mauled by a tiger in Indiana, has been upgraded.

Marissa Dub, 23, of Streamwood was working Friday at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Workers moved the tiger to a holding area while Dub cleaned its cage.

But an improperly closed door allowed the tiger to escape and bite Dub on the head.

Workers sprayed the cat with a water hose, then lured it out of the cage using meat.

Dub was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition.

She was upgraded today to serious condition.

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