Big cat goes on walk-about in zoo: Tiger's outing on grounds of Hesperia Zoo prompts excitement, crowd

Incident date: 
Fre, 10/06/2006
Date reported: 
Fre, 10/07/2011
Date Published: 
Fre, 10/07/2011 (All day)
City: 
Hesperia
Zustand: 
California
Kategorie: 
Escape
Name: 
Big cat goes on walk-about in zoo: Tiger's outing on grounds of Hesperia Zoo prompts excitement, crowd
Headline: 
Big cat goes on walk-about in zoo: Tiger's outing on grounds of Hesperia Zoo prompts excitement, crowd
Zusammenfassung: 

Oct. 7--HESPERIA -- With a freeroaming tiger and dozens of  fascinated people lining the streets on foot and in their cars, it looked like the circus had come to town. But despite the crowd, the mood  was anything but lighthearted at the Hesperia Zoo in the 19000 block  of Willow Street when a 500-pound Bengal tiger escaped from its  cage just after 1 p.m. Friday.

The tiger is said to have attacked a nearby donkey, biting its neck and the back of one of its legs after it escaped from an unlocked cage while the tiger's cage was being cleaned, city officials said. The donkey is expected to recover from its minor injuries. …

Autor: 
Katherine Rosenberg