Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding

Incident date: 
Fri, 07/26/2002
Date reported: 
Fri, 07/26/2002
Date Published: 
Fri, 07/26/2002 (All day)
City: 
Tacoma
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding
Headline: 
Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding
Summary: 

A 4-year-old male clouded leopard jumped on and scratched a handler at Point Defiance Zoo. Eighteen days earlier, the same animal scratched another handler’s leg.

Publication: 
Associated Press