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Tiger attacks conservationist John Varty at South Africa wildlife park

A well-known conservationist was recovering Thursday after being attacked by a tiger at his wildlife park in South Africa.

John Varty, whose work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, was attacked at Tiger Canyons on Wednesday, his staff posted online.

Varty is out of surgery, they added. "The report from the doctor is positive, however, we anticipate that John will remain in ICU for 3 more days as part of the pain management medication. 

"The doctor will closely monitor his condition, which includes several puncture wounds and two broken ribs. The danger of infection will also be closely monitored."

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