From correspondents in Manchester, Iowa From: AP July 18, 2011 9:04AM

The owner of a small US zoo has been taken to hospital with injuries from a tiger attack.

The Delaware County sheriff’s office says 52-year-old Tom Sellner suffered lacerations to his head and torso during the Sunday morning attack (local time) at Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa.

He was flown to an Iowa City hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately available.

The sheriff’s office says Mr Sellner was attacked while feeding an adult tiger.

The tiger was not put down after the attack.

The zoo’s website says it has more than 300 birds and animals, including tigers, African lions and other exotic cats.