A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King, BBC reports.
The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday.
Friend Garry Chisholm, a wildlife photographer in his spare time, said she was the "focal point" and "shining light" of the wildlife park.
The zoo said it was a freak accident, and police said it was not suspicious.
Mr Chisholm, 59, of Irchester, Northamptonshire, said the wildlife park revolved around the zoo-keeper.
"Rosa wasn't just a keeper at Hamerton Zoo - she was Hamerton Zoo," he said.
"She was the absolute central point of it, the focal point of it. She was the shining light of it.
"Her passion for the animals in her care was exceptional though her favourites were undoubtedly the cheetahs which she would refer to as her pride and joy.