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A two-year-old Israeli boy who was attacked by a tiger on Thursday in Thailand is reported to be in “stable” condition after being was mauled in the face, and his life is no longer in danger.

The attack occurred during a family vacation at the local animal park on the Thai island of Ko Samui, where the tiger escaped its handler just long enough to maul the toddler in the face. Witnesses said handlers kicked the tiger in the head to move it off the two-year-old.

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The boy underwent a CT of the head and then was swiftly taken into surgery.

Israeli Consul to Bangkok, Etti Mizrahi is in constant contact with the family, according to the Foreign Ministry.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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