Grandma's caged cougar mauls girl, 4, in Massena

Incident date: 
Wed, 03/17/2004
Date reported: 
Wed, 03/17/2004
Date Published: 
Wed, 03/17/2004 (All day)
City: 
Massena
State: 
New York
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Grandma's caged cougar mauls girl, 4, in Massena
Headline: 
Grandma's caged cougar mauls girl, 4, in Massena
Summary: 

A 4-year-old girl was mauled by her grandmother's pet cougar and suffered cuts, bruises to the head, and an eye injury. The grandmother kept 2 cougars as pets in her home. 

Publication: 
Daily Gazette
Author: 
Associated Press

White tiger cub removed from fair for biting

Incident date: 
Thu, 09/14/2000
Date reported: 
Thu, 09/14/2000
Date Published: 
Thu, 09/14/2000 (All day)
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
White tiger cub removed from fair for biting
Headline: 
White tiger cub removed from fair for biting
Summary: 

A man posing for a photo with a tiger cub at the New Mexico State Fair was bitten on the arm by the tiger.

Publication: 
KOB-TV

Tiger on the Prowl Escaped from Farm

Incident date: 
Tue, 06/29/1999
Date reported: 
Tue, 06/29/1999
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/29/1999 (All day)
City: 
Jackson Township
State: 
New Jersey
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger on the Prowl Escaped from Farm
Headline: 
Tiger on the Prowl Escaped from Farm
Summary: 

Police shot and killed a tiger from the Tigers Only Preservation Society. The tiger had escaped and was found roaming freely 11 miles from the compound in a residential subdivision.

Publication: 
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Cougar jumps on bus

Incident date: 
Fri, 01/26/2001
Date reported: 
Fri, 01/26/2001
Date Published: 
Fri, 01/26/2001 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Cougar jumps on bus
Headline: 
Cougar jumps on bus
Summary: 

A pet cougar escaped from her pen and jumped on a school bus. The bus driver, the only person on the bus, escaped uninjured and called animal control to capture the cougar. 

Publication: 
KVBC

Nye sued over tiger bite

Incident date: 
Fri, 02/08/2002
Date reported: 
Fri, 02/08/2002
Date Published: 
Fri, 02/08/2002 (All day)
City: 
Pahrump
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Nye sued over tiger bite
Headline: 
Nye sued over tiger bite
Summary: 

A man was mauled by a tiger during feeding time at a private residence on November 2nd. The victim's medical bills exceeded $160,000. The same tiger bit someone else in an earlier and separate incident.

Publication: 
Pahrump Valley Times
Author: 
Doug McMurdo

Robber leaves 'pet'

Incident date: 
Thu, 12/21/2000
Date reported: 
Thu, 12/21/2000
Date Published: 
Thu, 12/21/2000 (All day)
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Missouri
Name: 
Robber leaves 'pet'
Headline: 
Robber leaves 'pet'
Summary: 

In Omaha, Nebraska, a landlord entered a rental home after tenants had vacated the unit. Upon entering, a mountain lion cub pounced him. The landlord escaped uninjured and he contacted authorities for assistance in finding the cub a new home. 

Publication: 
Tulsa World

Omaha Wowed

Incident date: 
Mon, 05/21/2001
Date reported: 
Mon, 05/21/2001
Date Published: 
Mon, 05/21/2001 (All day)
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Omaha Wowed
Headline: 
Omaha Wowed
Summary: 

An animal handler at Tangier Shrine Circus was clawed by a tiger during a performance. The handler received stitches for his injuries.

Publication: 
Circus Report

Pet lion attacks 5-year-old boy

Incident date: 
Sat, 12/04/1999
Date reported: 
Sat, 12/04/1999
Date Published: 
Sat, 12/04/1999 (All day)
City: 
Williamsville
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet lion attacks 5-year-old boy
Headline: 
Pet lion attacks 5-year-old boy
Summary: 

A pet tiger, chained in a yard, mauled a 5-year-old boy. The boy suffered puncture wounds to his throat and head. The lion was killed.

Publication: 
Associated Press

Lion on the loose in Morgan - Big cat escapes from troubled wildlife facility near lake; school alerts parents on bus route, cops search woods

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
City: 
Morgan County
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Lion on the loose in Morgan - Big cat escapes from troubled wildlife facility near lake; school alerts parents on bus route, cops search woods
Headline: 
Lion on the loose in Morgan - Big cat escapes from troubled wildlife facility near lake; school alerts parents on bus route, cops search woods
Summary: 

An African lion escaped from his cage at Wayne Oxford’s Ozark Nature Center. The lion was baited and trapped after roaming freely for four days.

Publication: 
Lake Sun Leader
Author: 
Marsha Paxson

Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo

Incident date: 
Thu, 08/14/2003
Date reported: 
Thu, 08/14/2003
Date Published: 
Thu, 08/14/2003 (All day)
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo
Headline: 
Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo
Summary: 

A cheetah at the St. Louis Zoo escaped from an enclosure. The cheetah escaped by wading through a 12-foot wide moat and jumping over a 12-foot high wall. The animal walked among visitors before being recaptured.

Publication: 
Associated Press
Author: 
Jim Salter