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

Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite

Incident date: 
Thu, 12/02/2004
Date reported: 
Thu, 12/02/2004
Date Published: 
Thu, 12/02/2004 (All day)
City: 
Branson West
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite
Headline: 
Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite
Summary: 

An 18-year-old volunteer at Predator World was bitten on the arm by an 80-pound black leopard.

Publication: 
Branson Daily News
Author: 
Beckie Ferguson

Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit

Incident date: 
Tue, 11/20/2007
Date reported: 
Tue, 11/20/2007
Date Published: 
Tue, 11/20/2007 (All day)
City: 
Saint Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Headline: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Summary: 

Officials searched for a cheetah cub that had escaped from its enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo. Visitors were led to safety to wait in secure buildings while officials searched the zoo. The cheetah cub was found and tranquilized approximately thirty feet from its enclosure.

Publication: 
KSDK
Author: 
Jim Salter

Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/08/2005
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/08/2005
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/08/2005 (All day)
City: 
Duluth
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Headline: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Summary: 

A 12-year-old Siberian tiger underwent a medical operation at Lake Superior Zoo. Zookeepers were returning the unconscious tiger to its enclosure when the tiger suddenly bit down on a zookeeper's forearm. In trying to pry open the tiger's jaw, a second zookeeper suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Star-Tribune
Author: 
Larry Oakes

7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/11/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/11/2009 (All day)
City: 
Racine
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Headline: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Summary: 

While visiting a private animal refuge, a 7-year-old girl was attacked by a Siberian tiger. The tiger forced its way out of a pen to reach the young girl. The girl's injuries were minor and she received a few stitches.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
CBS News

Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/30/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/30/2004
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/30/2004 (All day)
City: 
Salisbury
State: 
Maryland
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Headline: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Summary: 

A man visiting Salisbury Zoo jumped over a fence and walked up to a jaguar's cage. The jaguar swiped at the visitor and got a piece of the man's finger. 

Publication: 
WBOC.com