Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/11/1998
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/11/1998
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/11/1998 (All day)
City: 
Lincolnton
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch
Headline: 
Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch
Summary: 

A 150-pound leopard attacked its trainer at a Royal Palace Circus performance in North Carolina. The trainer underwent reconstructive surgery for the injuries she sustained.

Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
Author: 
Jeff Diamant

Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw

Incident date: 
Wed, 04/08/1998
Date reported: 
Wed, 04/08/1998
Date Published: 
Wed, 04/08/1998 (All day)
City: 
Charlotte
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw
Headline: 
Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw
Summary: 

An employee cleaning out an enclosure at the Charlotte Metro Zoo was attacked by two lions. One lion clamped down into the man's leg and the other his head.  Coworkers rushed to help prying open the lions' mouths and dragging the victim to safety. 

Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
Author: 
Maki Becker

Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/20/1998
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/20/1998
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/20/1998 (All day)
City: 
Chatham County
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him
Headline: 
Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him
Summary: 

A cougar mauled a volunteer at the Carnivore Preservation Trust. The volunteeer survived and suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Herald-Sun

Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard

Incident date: 
Sun, 10/31/1999
Date reported: 
Sun, 10/31/1999
Date Published: 
Sun, 10/31/1999 (All day)
City: 
Buffalo
State: 
New York
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard
Headline: 
Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard
Summary: 

A keeper at Buffalo Zoo was bitten and clawed by a clouded leopard when she entered its cage for cleaning. The incident happened in front of zoo visitors. The woman was treated for wounds to her leg.

Publication: 
Associated Press

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