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

Escaped Lions Returned to Cages

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/19/1999
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/19/1999
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/19/1999 (All day)
City: 
Sedgwick County
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Headline: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Summary: 

Two lions escaped from their pen and roamed freely for several hours. The lions were eventually lured back back to their enclosure. Neighbors commented this was not the first escape that had occurred at this private residence.

Publication: 
Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Alex Branch

High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage

Incident date: 
Fri, 02/25/2000
Date reported: 
Fri, 02/25/2000
Date Published: 
Fri, 02/25/2000 (All day)
City: 
Great Bend
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Headline: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Summary: 

While visiting the Brit Spaugh Zoo, a high school student stuck her arm into a cougar's cage and was bitten on the hand and arm. 

Publication: 
Great Bend Tribune
Author: 
Chuck Smith

Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger

Incident date: 
Sun, 02/28/1999
Date reported: 
Sun, 02/28/1999
Date Published: 
Sun, 02/28/1999 (All day)
City: 
Fort Wayne
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Headline: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Summary: 

A tiger mauled an employee at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The tiger attacked while the employee was cleaning the cage. The woman suffered injures to her chest, neck, and back. 

Publication: 
Courier & Press

Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition

Incident date: 
Mon, 11/23/1998
Date reported: 
Mon, 11/23/1998
Date Published: 
Mon, 11/23/1998 (All day)
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Headline: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Summary: 

A 37-year-old animal trainer working for the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus was left in serious condition following an attack by a Bengal tiger. After performing at the United Center, the tiger escaped and clawed the trainer's neck and side. 

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat

Incident date: 
Wed, 06/07/2000
Date reported: 
Wed, 06/07/2000
Date Published: 
Wed, 06/07/2000 (All day)
City: 
Bloomington
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Headline: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Summary: 

A 29-year-old man from Bloomington came away from a visit to Miller Park Zoo with minor injuries. The man had jumped over a 4-foot-fence and stuck his hand through a steel-mesh cage in order to pet a snow leopard. The snow leopard attacked the man inflicting a 3-inch cut and puncture wounds. 

Publication: 
Pantagraph
Author: 
Kevin Simpson

Owner found guilty after tiger bites child

Incident date: 
Sat, 09/28/2002
Date reported: 
Sat, 09/28/2002
Date Published: 
Sat, 09/28/2002 (All day)
City: 
Hennepin
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Owner found guilty after tiger bites child
Headline: 
Owner found guilty after tiger bites child
Summary: 

A 7-year-old girl was bitten and clawed by a tiger at a private menagerie when she tried to pet the tiger. The girl was treated with 110 stitches and months of physical therapy. The tiger’s owner was convicted of endangering a child.

Publication: 
Associated Press

Tiger attacks patron at zoo fundraiser

Incident date: 
Sat, 08/12/2000
Date reported: 
Sat, 08/12/2000
Date Published: 
Sat, 08/12/2000 (All day)
City: 
Boise
State: 
Idaho
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger attacks patron at zoo fundraiser
Headline: 
Tiger attacks patron at zoo fundraiser
Summary: 

While attending a fundraising event for Zoo Boise, a 40-year-old woman was attacked by a tiger. The tiger escaped from its enclosure through a cage door. The woman suffered puncture wounds, a broken leg, and a gunshot wound from a shot fired by police trying to scare the tiger away.

Publication: 
Associated Press

Animal park faces fines

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/28/2003
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/28/2003
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2003 (All day)
City: 
Nampa
State: 
Idaho
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Animal park faces fines
Headline: 
Animal park faces fines
Summary: 

A toddler was pounced on by a 170-pound tiger at For the Birds, a roadside zoo, where visitors are allowed to pet tigers.

Publication: 
Associated Press

Hurt teen will work with animals, mom says

Incident date: 
Tue, 08/25/1998
Date reported: 
Tue, 08/25/1998
Date Published: 
Tue, 08/25/1998 (All day)
City: 
Myakka City
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Hurt teen will work with animals, mom says
Headline: 
Hurt teen will work with animals, mom says
Summary: 

A 14-year-old girl was bitten when she reached into the cage to scratch a 520-pound Siberian tiger. The girl spent approximately five hours each week helping an animal handler, who used the big cats in school programs. 

Publication: 
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Author: 
Gretchen Parker