Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date reported: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2003 (All day)
City: 
Hennepin
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
Headline: 
Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
Summary: 

A 32-year-old animal keeper entered a tiger pen at an animal compound in which two tigers were kept. One of the tigers attacked and fatally mauled the man. Police shot and killed both tigers kept in the pen. This incident followed a similar incident at the Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary on May 26, 2002.

Publication: 
AP Worldstream
Author: 
Associated Press