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A 19 year old English tourist was reportedly attacked and bitten by a 400lb tiger at a tiger temple in Thailand.

The tiger  reportedly knocked Isabelle Brennan of North Yorkshire, England to the ground with a paw and sunk its fangs into her thigh.

‘As it lunged with its teeth I felt an agonising pain on the inside of my left thigh above my knee. What happened next is a blur.  But a keeper jumped in between myself and the tiger. Then, while the keepers pulled the tiger to stop it attacking me further, my older sister Georgie dragged me under my arms to safety.’

Girl attacked by Tiger

She was saved when keepers at the Tiger Temple sanctuary in West Thailand jumped between her and the animal, while her sister and travelling companion Georgie, 21, dragged her to safety.

Eight weeks on, Miss Brennan is recovering at home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, but cannot walk unaided, while doctors said the four-inch wound will leave her scarred for life.