Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack

Incident date: 
Sun, 01/25/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 01/25/2004
Date Published: 
Sun, 01/25/2004 (All day)
City: 
Lowgap
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack
Headline: 
Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack
Summary: 

While taking photos with her father's pet tiger, a 14-year-old girl was attacked by the father's 200-pound tiger. The father kept four tigers, but only one tiger was involved in the attack. Animal Control shot one animal and the owner shot the other tigers. Authorities reported the girl's condition as serious.

Publication: 
Narkive Newsgroup Archive
Author: 
Sherry Wilson Youngquist

N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger

Incident date: 
Tue, 12/16/2003
Date reported: 
Tue, 12/16/2003
Date Published: 
Tue, 12/16/2003 (All day)
City: 
Millers Creek
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger
Headline: 
N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger
Summary: 

A 10-year-old boy was shoveling snow near the fence that enclosed his aunt's 400-Bengal tiger. The tiger pulled him through an opening used by the family's dog to enter the enclosure and play with the cat. The tiger mauled the young boy. In response, the boy's uncle shot and killed the tiger in an attempt to save the boy, but it was too late and the boy died.

Publication: 
Boston Globe
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger caught after brief escape

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/17/2005 (All day)
City: 
Greenwich
State: 
New York
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger caught after brief escape
Headline: 
Tiger caught after brief escape
Summary: 

A 350-pound tiger escaped from a private zoo and roamed freely for three and a half hours. The tiger was later found on a neighbor's lawn nearly one mile away. During the search, the local school cancelled recess periods and escorted children to school buses.

Publication: 
Post Star
Author: 
Thom Randall

At Long Island Home, Police Find Abuse Claim, and 2 Leopards

Incident date: 
Tue, 05/31/2005
Date reported: 
Tue, 05/31/2005
Date Published: 
Tue, 05/31/2005 (All day)
State: 
New York
Headline: 
At Long Island Home, Police Find Abuse Claim, and 2 Leopards
Summary: 

While officers responded to a call of domestic violence, they found two pet leopards inside the house. The man kept these animals in the house where his wife and small children also live.

Publication: 
New York Times
Author: 
Vivian Toy and Julica Mead

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers

Incident date: 
Sun, 09/05/2010
Date reported: 
Sun, 09/05/2010
Date Published: 
Sun, 09/05/2010 (All day)
City: 
West Orange
State: 
New Jersey
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers
Headline: 
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers
Summary: 

A leopard escaped from its cage at the Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo. The zoo was shut down until the zookeepers located the leopard 45 minutes later.

Publication: 
The Star-Ledger
Author: 
Jeff Goldman

New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/22/2004
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/22/2004
Date Published: 
Mon, 03/22/2004 (All day)
City: 
Jackson Township
State: 
New Jersey
Name: 
New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees
Headline: 
New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees
Summary: 

A judge  ordered a woman to repay the State for the expense of relocating 24 tigers from her private tiger compound to a tiger refuge in Texas. The cost exceeded $140,000.

Publication: 
The New York Times

2 leopards seized from home's roof

Incident date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008
Date reported: 
Wed, 08/20/2008
Date Published: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 (All day)
City: 
Washoe County
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
2 leopards seized from home's roof
Headline: 
2 leopards seized from home's roof
Summary: 

When an animal control officer responded to a call about dogs at large, the officer instead found 2 leopards.

Publication: 
Reno Gazette
Author: 
Steve Timko

Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/24/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/24/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 03/24/2008 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents
Headline: 
Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents
Summary: 

A resident of a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood called police after seeing a black cat wearing a blue harness near her property. The Police arrived and tried to shoot the big cat, but it escaped. Although neighbors have pet panthers, it is unconfirmed if this panther was kept as a pet.

Publication: 
8 News NOW
Author: 
Associated Press

Group rescues pet tigers, says private ownership should end

Incident date: 
Wed, 03/02/2005
Date reported: 
Wed, 03/02/2005
Date Published: 
Wed, 03/02/2005 (All day)
City: 
Pahrump
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Group rescues pet tigers, says private ownership should end
Summary: 

A pet leopard bit off the tip of a woman's finger.

Publication: 
myplainview.com/Associated Press
Author: 
Angie Wagner

Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker

Incident date: 
Thu, 03/11/2004
Date reported: 
Thu, 03/11/2004
Date Published: 
Thu, 03/11/2004 (All day)
City: 
Reno
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker
Headline: 
Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker
Summary: 

While volunteering at Sierra Safari Zoo, a woman was bitten by a leopard. The incident occurred when the volunteer removed a food bowl from the leopard's cage.

Publication: 
Reno Gazette
Author: 
Don Cox