A 16-year-old girl is being treated in hospital for injuries she received after being attacked by a tiger at Dublin Zoo yesterday afternoon.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio, the director of Dublin Zoo, Leo Oosterweghel, said the girl and a man scaled two fences, one of which was 2m high, to reach the Siberian tiger enclosure.

The girl then put her hand through the wire mesh of a third protective fence.

The tiger ripped into her limb causing significant injury. She is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital.