British zookeeper suspended for punching seal
LONDON (AFP) - A British zoo said on Wednesday it has suspended one of its animal keepers for allegedly punching a seal.
The animal, an American fur seal, has been examined by a vet and appears well, but an investigation is under way.
The incident occurred at Bristol Zoo in western England while the seal was being weighed, a spokeswoman said, without giving further details.
"A senior animal keeper at Bristol Zoo Gardens has been suspended pending further investigation of an alleged animal welfare incident that has recently come to light," the zoo said in a statement.