Animal Adventures

Name: 
Animal Adventures
City: 
Okeechobee
State: 
Florida

Loose Bengal Tiger Causes Chaos at Jungle Island

Incident date: 
Sun, 08/29/2010
Date reported: 
Sun, 08/29/2010
Date Published: 
Sun, 08/29/2010 (All day)
City: 
Miami
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Loose Bengal Tiger Causes Chaos at Jungle Island
Headline: 
Loose Bengal Tiger Causes Chaos at Jungle Island
Summary: 

A 500-pound Bengal tiger escaped from its pen at Jungle Island. The big cat became excited jumped over the 14-foot fence after seeing a gibbon escape its own enclosure.

Publication: 
NBC Miami
Author: 
Janie Campbell

Pet cougar escapes, kills neighbor's dog

Incident date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012
Date reported: 
Fri, 06/15/2012
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/05/2012 (All day)
City: 
Brooksville
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Pet cougar escapes, kills neighbor's dog
Headline: 
Pet cougar escapes, kills neighbor's dog
Summary: 

A 275-pound pet mountain lion broke through the fence surrounding its enclosure. The pet lion killed his owner's dog.

Publication: 
First Coast News
Author: 
Gannett

Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo

Incident date: 
Fri, 04/16/1999
Date reported: 
Fri, 04/16/1999
Date Published: 
Fri, 04/16/1999 (All day)
City: 
Colorado Springs
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo
Headline: 
Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo
Summary: 

A 6-year old boy suffered wounds to his forehead and neck after a leopard bit him at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  The boy climbed over a rope and up an embankment to get a better look at the big cat.

Publication: 
AP News Archive
Author: 
Associated Press

Man Mauled by Tigers

Incident date: 
Mon, 06/30/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 06/30/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2003 (All day)
City: 
Calhan
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man Mauled by Tigers
Headline: 
Man Mauled by Tigers
Summary: 

A man was mauled by two tigers at Big Cats of Serenity Springs.  The employee entered the big cats' cage during feeding time. The cats suddenly became agitated and attacked the employee. 

Publication: 
KKTV
Author: 
KKTV

African Lion on the Loose in Colorado

Incident date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 07/14/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 07/14/2008 (All day)
City: 
Colorado Springs
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
African Lion on the Loose in Colorado
Headline: 
African Lion on the Loose in Colorado
Summary: 

Authorities warned residents in Colorado Springs to keep an eye out for an African lion roaming freely. The big cat was reportedly spotted multiple times in the area.

Publication: 
Digital Journal
Author: 
Samantha A. Torrence

Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park Accident

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/16/1997
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/16/1997
City: 
Malibu Creek State Park
State: 
California
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park Accident: Woman is recovering after surgery to repair broken ankle. It is unclear why leashed animal attacked her
Headline: 
Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park
Summary: 

While filming on set in a movie, an animal trainer suffered injuries when the panther bit on her ankle. As the trainer tried to break free, the panther tightened its grip with such force that it broke the trainer's  bone. The trainer was taken to hospital and was treated; the panther was returned to its cage.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Claire Vitucci

Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed

Incident date: 
Sun, 12/08/2002
Date reported: 
Sun, 12/08/2002
Date Published: 
Sun, 12/08/2002 (All day)
City: 
Alsip
State: 
Illinois
Name: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Headline: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Summary: 

Details emerged in court records of a black market ring in which endangered species were bought, killed, and sold for thousands of dollars across the nation. Wildlife agents documented killings of lions, tigers, cougars, and ligers and the sale of the animals in Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri. The ongoing investigation led the charges against 16 individuals, of which 14 pled guilty to charges.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Sharon Cohen

The State Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows

Incident date: 
Mon, 01/06/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 01/06/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 01/06/2003 (All day)
City: 
Scotts Valley
State: 
California
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
The State Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows
Headline: 
Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows
Summary: 

During a school assembly in which a Bengal tiger was on display for school children, a 6-year-old kindergarten boy was attacked by the 18-month, 250-pound tiger named Sima. The young boy recovered from the attack after receiving 55 staples in his head to close the wound. The exhibitor, Zoo to You, shows animals to the public under a permit. Zoo to You has been fined $1,200 for improper control of the tiger.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Sally Ann Connell

Many Dead Tigers are Found at Big Cat 'Retirement Home'

Incident date: 
Thu, 04/24/2003
Date reported: 
Thu, 04/24/2003
City: 
Colton
State: 
California
Name: 
Many Dead Tigers are Found at Big Cat 'Retirement Home'
Headline: 
Many Dead Tigers Are Found At Big Cat 'Retirement Home'
Summary: 

Wendelin Ringel, a veterinarian, and his wife were arrested when 30 dead animals, mostly large cats, were found in their home. The animals included nine baby tigers and two baby leopards.

Publication: 
New York Times Abstracts
Author: 
Barbara Whitaker