Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper

Incident date: 
Sun, 07/15/2007
Date reported: 
Sun, 07/15/2007
Date Published: 
Sun, 07/15/2007 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Headline: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Summary: 

A 28-year-old San Antonio Zoo keeper was attacked by a tiger. The tiger bit the man on his neck, face, arms, and his leg was shattered as a result of the bite. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and he was expected to recover.

Publication: 
ABC News

Catch Those Tigers

Incident date: 
Thu, 02/28/2002
Date reported: 
Thu, 02/28/2002
Date Published: 
Thu, 02/28/2002 (All day)
City: 
Austin
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Catch Those Tigers
Headline: 
Catch Those Tigers
Summary: 

As a 3-year-old stood near his grandfather's pet tigers posing for a picture, one 250-pound pet tiger took the young boy by his foot and dragged him away. The tiger flipped and knocked the boy around. The boy was airlifted to a hospital where he died as a result of the attack.

Publication: 
Dallas Observer News
Author: 
Charles Siderius

Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/03/2000
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/03/2000
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/03/2000 (All day)
City: 
Channelview
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Headline: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Summary: 

On March 15th, a 4-year-old boy wandered into his aunt and uncle's backyard of his aunt and poked his hand through the chain-link cage housing the family's 400-lb Bengal tiger. The boy screamed as the tiger was biting him and his father came running out. The boy underwent nine hours of surgery during which two doctors pieced together bones and blood vessels to reattach the arm. The doctor's expected the boy would have some use of his arm.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Alex Tresniowski

Girl Killed by pet tiger

Incident date: 
Tue, 06/08/1999
Date reported: 
Tue, 06/08/1999
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/08/1999 (All day)
City: 
Yorktown
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Headline: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl and her stepfather were inside the cage of a female tiger.  While brushing the female tiger, the male tiger jumped on the young girl and dragged her through the cage. She died as a result of the attack. The stepfather was licensed to possess two tigers.

Publication: 
Lodi News-Sentinel

Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg

Incident date: 
Sun, 05/24/2009
Date reported: 
Sun, 05/24/2009
Date Published: 
Sun, 05/24/2009 (All day)
City: 
Memphis
State: 
Tennessee
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Headline: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Summary: 

An experienced zookeeper at the Memphis Zoo was bitten by a 3-year-old tiger. The zookeeper suffered injuries to his lower calf, but was reported to be in stable condition.

Publication: 
The Seattle Times

Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 01/26/2005
Date reported: 
Wed, 01/26/2005
Date Published: 
Wed, 01/26/2005 (All day)
City: 
Sioux Falls
State: 
South Dakota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Headline: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Summary: 

A man was rushed to hospital and received stiches on his hand for an injury he sustained when a tiger allegedly bit him. The man was visiting the Great Plains Zoo when he was bitten by one of five tigers. No other person saw the incident take place. 

Publication: 
KeloLand Television
Author: 
Don Jorgensen

Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/16/2012
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/16/2012 (All day)
City: 
Wynnewood
State: 
Oklahoma
Name: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Headline: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Summary: 

An undercover video by the Humane Society of the United States revealed the abuse of animals kept at the GW Exotic Animal Park.  Additionally, the CBS article accompanying the video highlights other issues surrounding this institution.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Armen Keteyian

Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary

Incident date: 
Tue, 04/29/1997
Date reported: 
Tue, 04/29/1997
Date Published: 
Tue, 04/29/1997 (All day)
City: 
Oklahoma City
State: 
Oklahoma
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Headline: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Summary: 

At an animal sanctuary, a 60- to 70-pound leopard used its weight to force open a locked cage. The leopard entered a fenced run where a 52-year old woman, who worked at the center, was standing. The woman's body was later found by her son. Officers went door to door warning residents that the leopard was at large until Deputies killed the cat hours later about a half mile away. The Oak Hill Center for Rare and Endangered Species, where the incident occurred, treats injured exotic animals and returns them to zoos when in good health. 

Publication: 
New York Times

Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio

Incident date: 
Fri, 05/28/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 05/28/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 05/28/2010 (All day)
City: 
Georgetown
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Headline: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Summary: 

Authorities received at least two calls from residents who reported seeing a mountain lion on the loose. Authorities learned that the mountain lion was privately owned and it had been purchased at a flea market.

Publication: 
whiotv.com
Author: 
Associated Press

Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/09/2009 (All day)
City: 
Cleveland
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Headline: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Summary: 

The wire around a clouded leopard's exhibit broke and the animal escaped. The leopard then tried unsuccessfully to get back inside the enclosure. Zookeepers tranquilized the leopard and moved it back into the enclosure. No person was injured during the incident.

Publication: 
WKYC
Author: 
Kim Wendel