(WHAS11) -- The mother of a young Indiana woman mauled by a tiger said her daughter's experience won't stop her from working with big cats in the future.
Last month, 21-year-old Marissa Dub was cleaning the tiger's cage at a Central Indiana rescue center, but had forgotten to close the gate separating her from the animal.
That's when investigators said the tiger named Raja pounced.
Dub suffered a broken jaw, lacerations across her body, and so much damage to her vocal cords she can't speak for herself yet.
Dub's mother said her daughter has shown remarkable strength and wants to continue living her childhood dream: working with big cats.
Dub is expected to recover.