Escaped tiger causes brief scare in NYC

Incident date: 
Sun, 08/01/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 08/01/2004
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Escaped tiger causes brief scare in NYC
Summary: 

A 7-year-old, 450-pound tiger escaped the Cole Bros. Circus. The tiger was seen along a roadway and his presence caused a multi-car accident. The tiger was eventually recaptured and returned to the circus.

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger Attacks Little Boy on Opening Day of County Fair

Incident date: 
Thu, 07/20/2006
Date reported: 
Thu, 07/20/2006
Date Published: 
Thu, 07/20/2006 (All day)
City: 
Saratoga
State: 
New York
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger Attacks Little Boy on Opening Day of County Fair
Summary: 

A white tiger clawed the head of a four-year old boy at the Saratoga County Fair.  The boy was taking a photo with a baby kangaroo, and the tiger's owner believed the tiger was pawing to try and see the small animal in the boy's lap.  The tiger was allowed to stay at the fair since it did not act out of hostility and its cage was moved a farther distance from the public.

Publication: 
PostStar
Author: 
Madeline Farbman

Man Loses Finger, Zoo Visiting Rights

Incident date: 
Tue, 05/18/2004
Date reported: 
Tue, 05/18/2004
Date Published: 
Tue, 05/18/2004 (All day)
City: 
Alburquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Man Loses Finger, Zoo Visiting Rights
Summary: 

The Rio Grande zoo banned a man after he intentionally stuck his hand into a jaguar's cage.  The jaguar bit one of the man's fingers off and the man attempted to flee the scene.  He was banned from returning.

Publication: 
Fox News

N.J. Woman Defends Her Tiger Preserve

Incident date: 
Mon, 02/01/1999
Date reported: 
Mon, 02/01/1999
Date Published: 
Mon, 02/01/1999 (All day)
City: 
Jackson Township
State: 
New Jersey
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
N.J. Woman Defends Her Tiger Preserve
Summary: 

Authorities shot and killed a 431-pound tiger that was terrorizing a New Jersey neighborhood. Authorities suspected the tiger belonged to a woman dubbed the "Tiger Lady" by neighbors. The woman claimed she did not own the tiger.

Publication: 
New York Daily News
Author: 
Bill Hutchinson

Tiger Lady's Husband Gets Mauled

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/12/2002
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/12/2002
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/12/2002 (All day)
City: 
Jackson Township
State: 
New Jersey
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger Lady's Husband Gets Mauled
Summary: 

The husband of a tiger preserve director in New Jersey was attacked by one of the twenty-four tigers kept at the facility. The man suffered bites and gashes to his head and left arm.

Publication: 
New York Daily News
Author: 
Maki Becker

Part II: Lower Towamensing to debate allowing a backyard cougar

Incident date: 
Mon, 09/23/2002
Date reported: 
Mon, 09/23/2002
Date Published: 
Mon, 09/23/2002 (All day)
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Lower Towamensing to debate allowing a backyard cougar
Summary: 

In January 2001, a pet cougar escaped from a home and was found on top of an empty school bus.

Publication: 
The Morning Call
Author: 
The Morning Call

Tiger Kills Animal Trainer

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/26/2001
Date Published: 
Mon, 03/26/2001 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Death
Headline: 
Tiger Kills Animal Trainer
Summary: 

A Bengal tiger attacked its trainer from behind while it was being groomed for an advertisement photo shoot.  The trainer died on the scene, and the tiger was quarantined for rabies.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Jace Radke and Adrienne Packer

Roy of Siegfried and Roy critical after mauling

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/04/2003
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/04/2003
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/04/2003 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Roy of Siegfried and Roy critical after mauling
Summary: 

A 380-pound tiger attacked Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy during a live performance on the Las Vegas strip.  The big cat damaged Horn's artery and crushed his windpipe.  Horn survived but was left partially paralyzed.  The USDA later issued a letter of noncompliance to the illusionists' production company for failing to erect a barrier between the exotic animals and the audience.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Associated Press

Man to surrender exotic animal license after panther attack

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/23/2008
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/23/2008
Date Published: 
Thu, 10/23/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Man to surrender exotic animal license after panther attack
Summary: 

Clark County revoked a man's permit to have exotic animals at his home after a panther escaped in his neighborhood and allegedly attacked a dog.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Jenny Davis

Lion handler gets bitten at MGM

Incident date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 12/12/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion handler gets bitten at MGM
Summary: 

A handler was bitten on the leg at the MGM Grand's lion habitat while feeding the big cat raw meat while onlookers watched. Another trainer thumped the lion on the nose and stepped between the two, which might have prevented the incident from escalating. The handler required stitches but was expected to return back to work.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Author: 
Norm Clarke