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2007-06-20 09:02:14

DENVER -- A zookeeper who was fatally attacked by a jaguar had violated the rules by opening the door to the animal's cage, zoo officials said Tuesday. Denver Zoo Vice President Craig Piper said the February death of Ashlee Pfaff was caused by "human error." "Our investigation shows Ashlee did not follow established safety protocols on the day of the accident," Piper said. He called her death a "true tragedy." Pfaff, 27, was killed in February when a 140-pound jaguar named Jorge got into an...