Boy, 5, Clawed by a Tiger at North Dakota State Fair

Incident date: 
Jul 31 1998
Date reported: 
Jul 31 1998
Date Published: 
Jul 31 1998 - 06:00
City: 
Minot
State: 
North Dakota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Boy, 5, Clawed by a Tiger at North Dakota State Fair
Summary: 

A 5-year old boy getting his picture taken with a tiger suffered severe facial cuts when the big cat attacked him.  He had to undergo plastic surgery.  The tiger's trainer said the animal became spooked when there were too many people in the photo shoot area

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune