Tiger Kills Animal Trainer

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
Date Published: 
Mon, 03/26/2001 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Death
Headline: 
Tiger Kills Animal Trainer
Summary: 

A Bengal tiger attacked its trainer from behind while it was being groomed for an advertisement photo shoot.  The trainer died on the scene, and the tiger was quarantined for rabies.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Jace Radke and Adrienne Packer

Roy of Siegfried and Roy critical after mauling

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/04/2003
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/04/2003
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/04/2003 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Roy of Siegfried and Roy critical after mauling
Summary: 

A 380-pound tiger attacked Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy during a live performance on the Las Vegas strip.  The big cat damaged Horn's artery and crushed his windpipe.  Horn survived but was left partially paralyzed.  The USDA later issued a letter of noncompliance to the illusionists' production company for failing to erect a barrier between the exotic animals and the audience.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Associated Press

Man to surrender exotic animal license after panther attack

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/23/2008
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/23/2008
Date Published: 
Thu, 10/23/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Man to surrender exotic animal license after panther attack
Summary: 

Clark County revoked a man's permit to have exotic animals at his home after a panther escaped in his neighborhood and allegedly attacked a dog.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Jenny Davis

Lion handler gets bitten at MGM

Incident date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion handler gets bitten at MGM
Summary: 

A handler was bitten on the leg at the MGM Grand's lion habitat while feeding the big cat raw meat while onlookers watched. Another trainer thumped the lion on the nose and stepped between the two, which might have prevented the incident from escalating. The handler required stitches but was expected to return back to work.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Author: 
Norm Clarke

Tiger Does a Disappearing Act From Las Vegas Magic Show... and Prowl's the City's Streets

Incident date: 
Sat, 08/01/2009
Date reported: 
Sat, 08/01/2009
Date Published: 
Sat, 08/01/2009 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Tiger Does a Disappearing Act From Las Vegas Magic Show... and Prowl's the City's Streets
Summary: 

A rare white tiger belonging to the Fercos Brothers magic act escaped from its cage.  The big cat terrified residents as it wandered the streets.  Authorities cornered the tiger in a family's backyard and got it into custody.  A spokesman for the magic act said the tiger was tame and presented no danger to the public.

Publication: 
Mail Online
Author: 
Mail Foreign Service

Trainer bitten in MGM Grand lion habitat

Incident date: 
Thu, 09/02/2010
Date reported: 
Thu, 09/02/2010
Date Published: 
Thu, 09/02/2010 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Trainer bitten in MGM Grand lion habitat
Summary: 

A trainer required stitches in his leg after a lion in an animal habitat display at the MGM Grand bit him.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Associated Press

Deputy kills jaguar ... or was it leopard?

Incident date: 
Tue, 05/20/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 05/20/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 05/20/2008 (All day)
City: 
Neosho
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Deputy kills jaguar ... or was it leopard?
Summary: 

A woman heard a large cat pawing at her door and called authorities. The large cat, believed to be a jaguar or a leopard, was shot when it charged at a deputy.

Publication: 
The Joplin Globe
Author: 
Jeff Lehr

Part II: Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days

Incident date: 
Mon, 08/04/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 08/04/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 08/04/2008 (All day)
City: 
Warrenton
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days
Summary: 

Three tigers attacked an employee at Predator World.  The employee entered the tigers' cage to take photographs of the big cats for customers. The 16-year old employee suffered puncture wounds to the neck and was reported to be in critical condition. 

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Associated Press

Midwest: Minnesota: Tiger That Bit Girl is Killed

Incident date: 
Tue, 08/28/2001
Date reported: 
Tue, 08/28/2001
Date Published: 
Tue, 08/28/2001 (All day)
City: 
Racine
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Midwest: Minnesota: Tiger That Bit Girl is Killed
Summary: 

A girl was bitten by a 400-pound Siberian tiger that escaped its enclosure at an animal park in Racine, Minnesota.  It was put to death by court order when the victim had negative reactions to rabies shots.

Publication: 
NY Times
Author: 
Pam Belluck

Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home

Incident date: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date reported: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date Published: 
Tue, 02/11/2003 (All day)
City: 
Albert Lea
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home
Summary: 

Officials from Lakeview Elementary school notified police of a fifth-grade boy who told a teacher that he lived with a tiger.  The boy had scratches and bite marks from the tiger.  Police searched his house and found his dad's 4-month old tiger with sores and scars on its neck because her collar was too tight and was malnourished.  The tiger was moved to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center in Colorado.

Publication: 
Star Tribune
Author: 
David Chanen