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

Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/27/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/27/2009 (All day)
City: 
East Liverpool
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Headline: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl was bitten by a mountain lion kept in backyard cages by a family. The young girl was told not to pet the mountain lion, but she did not listen and was petting the lion when she was bitten.

Publication: 
WTOV.com

Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo

Incident date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008
Date reported: 
Sun, 05/11/2008
Date Published: 
Sun, 05/11/2008 (All day)
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Headline: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Summary: 

A Toledo Zookeeper checked the area where a tiger was supposed to be when the tiger jumped up against mesh and the its paw slipped through a hole in the mesh. The tiger’s paw caught the zoo keeper across his chest. Toledo Zoo is accredited by the A.Z.A.

Publication: 
ABC local 11 news
Author: 
WTVG

Pet lion given away after woman attacked

Incident date: 
Tue, 06/01/2004
Date reported: 
Tue, 06/01/2004
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/01/2004 (All day)
City: 
Chillicothe
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet lion given away after woman attacked
Headline: 
Pet lion given away after woman attacked
Summary: 

A 33-year-old woman was attacked by her father’s pet lion. The owner shot and killed the lion during the incident in an effort to save his daughter. The owner decided he would kill his other pet lion to prevent further danger to his family, but a local fire fighter intervened and organized for an animal sanctuary to take the animal.

Publication: 
Cincinnati Tristate Brief
Author: 
Staff/Wire reports

Pet mountain lion mauls dog

Incident date: 
Thu, 08/21/2003
Date reported: 
Thu, 08/21/2003
Date Published: 
Thu, 08/21/2003 (All day)
City: 
Bucyrus
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Pet mountain lion mauls dog
Headline: 
Pet mountain lion mauls dog
Summary: 

A pet mountain lion escaped and roamed freely around a neighborhood. While free, the mountain lion attacked a neighbor's dog. The mountain lion eventually returned to its owner's home.

Publication: 
Telegraph- Forum
Author: 
Mike Redelson

Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/22/1992
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/22/1992
Date Published: 
Thu, 10/22/1992 (All day)
City: 
Torch
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper
Headline: 
Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper
Summary: 

A 45-year-old zookeeper was killed by a liger. The man had removed a bar from the cage gate and was using it to prode the cat before the mauling occurred. 

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise

Incident date: 
Sat, 04/24/2010
Date reported: 
Sat, 04/24/2010
Date Published: 
Sat, 04/24/2010 (All day)
City: 
Rockwell
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise
Headline: 
Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise
Summary: 

A mother and her 7-year-old son spent the morning at the nonprofit Tiger World reserve on a class field trip. While the mother and son watched two tigers being transferred from their enclosure to a trailer, one tiger broke through the Plexiglas enclosing him. Facts are in dispute as to what followed, yet no person was reported injured.

Publication: 
WSOCTV.COM