Bengal tiger on the loose eludes police

Incident date: 
Wed, 09/01/2004
Date reported: 
Wed, 09/01/2004
Date Published: 
Wed, 09/01/2004 (All day)
City: 
Fort Polk
State: 
Louisiana
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Bengal tiger on the loose eludes police
Summary: 

A Bengal tiger was spotted near an army base. Around 40 soldiers and sheriff’s deputies searched the woods in Fort Polk for two days, but the tiger eluded capture. It was unclear where the tiger came from.

Publication: 
MSNBC
Author: 
Associated Press

Wildlife Officials Looking For Escaped Snow Leopard

Incident date: 
Thu, 07/29/2004
Date reported: 
Thu, 07/29/2004
Date Published: 
Thu, 07/29/2004 (All day)
City: 
Shepherdsville
State: 
Kentucky
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Wildlife Officials Looking For Escaped Snow Leopard
Summary: 

A snow leopard escaped while it was being transferred into a new cage.  Authorities were not worried the snow leopard was a threat because it had been declawed.

Publication: 
Wave3

Tiger attacks child

Incident date: 
Sun, 01/10/1999
Date reported: 
Sun, 01/10/1999
Date Published: 
Sun, 01/10/1999 (All day)
City: 
Wichita
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger attacks child
Summary: 

A 75-pound tiger cub from a private zoo attacked a 5-year-old child. The child received 20 stitches.  The tiger was killed following the attack. 

Publication: 
Topeka Capital-Journal
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger escape sparks questions over animal permits

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/09/2001
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/09/2001
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/09/2001 (All day)
City: 
Oskaloosa
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Tiger escape sparks questions over animal permits
Summary: 

A 600-pound tiger escaped from Gatekeepers Wildlife Sanctuary when it jumped over an 8-foot fence.  Authorities shot the big cat three hours after it escaped.

Publication: 
The Mirror
Author: 
Caroline Trowbridge

Tiger bites woman who sticks arm in cage

Incident date: 
Wed, 08/22/2001
Date reported: 
Wed, 08/22/2001
Date Published: 
Wed, 08/22/2001 (All day)
City: 
Tonganoxie
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger bites woman who sticks arm in cage
Headline: 
Tiger bites woman who sticks arm in cage
Summary: 

A 27-year old woman was attacked by a lion while feeding her neighbor's bears.  The big cat reached out from its cage, pulled the woman's arm towards it, and then bit the arm. The woman was treated for her wounds and released.

Publication: 
The Mirror
Author: 
Lisa Scheller

Tiger kills Kansas teen posing for photo

Incident date: 
Fri, 08/19/2005
Date reported: 
Fri, 08/19/2005
Date Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2005 (All day)
City: 
Altamont
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Death
Headline: 
Tiger kills Kansas teen posing for photo
Summary: 

A 17-year old girl died after she was attacked while getting her senior portraits taken with a tiger.  The big cat was later killed.

 

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
Associated Press

Lion Mauls Man At Kansas Refuge

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/25/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/25/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/25/2009 (All day)
City: 
Oakley
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion Mauls Man At Kansas Refuge
Summary: 

A lion mauled a man at an animal refuge.  The man was staying at a motel nearby and made his way into an outer perimeter of the lion's enclosure.  The man reached his arm over the inner gate and the lion grabbed the man's right arm.  The owner hit the lion with a metal pipe until he released the man's arm.  The man was transferred to a hospital in Denver for surgery and is expected to recover.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Associated Press

Mt. lion killed after escape at Great Bend Zoo

Incident date: 
Mon, 05/25/2009
Date reported: 
Tue, 05/26/2009
Date Published: 
Mon, 05/25/2009 (All day)
City: 
Great Bend
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Mountain lion killed after escape at Kansas zoo
Summary: 

At Great Bend Zoo, a 14-year-old 150-pound mountain lion escaped from her enclosure during feeding time. The animal was never more than 150 feet from the enclosure and the handlers had the lion cornered. Tranquilizer darts would not be delivered for 30 minutes and the handlers didn't feel in control of the situation, so they shot and killed the mountain lion.

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
Associated Press

Hero of tiger attack dies

Incident date: 
Thu, 06/01/2000
Date reported: 
Thu, 06/01/2000
Date Published: 
Thu, 06/01/2000 (All day)
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Hero of tiger attack dies
Summary: 

An animal-rescue volunteer had her right armed bitten off by a tiger at the Prairie Wind Wild Animal Refuge.  The volunteer put her arm in the cage to pet the tiger because she knew him to be friendly.  When the big cat nibbled at her hand, she quickly jerked her hand back and the tiger attacked.  The tiger, per the woman's request, was not euthanized.

Publication: 
Denver Post
Author: 
Trent Seibert

Escaped tiger killed by deputy

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/15/2007
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/15/2007 (All day)
State: 
Iowa
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Escaped tiger killed by deputy
Summary: 

A sheriff shot and killed a tiger that escaped from its cage and attacked a dog at the Joseph and Dawn Schmitt Farm.

Publication: 
WCF Courier
Author: 
Associated Press