Tiger Does a Disappearing Act From Las Vegas Magic Show... and Prowl's the City's Streets

Incident date: 
Sat, 08/01/2009
Date reported: 
Sat, 08/01/2009
Date Published: 
Sat, 08/01/2009 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Tiger Does a Disappearing Act From Las Vegas Magic Show... and Prowl's the City's Streets
Summary: 

A rare white tiger belonging to the Fercos Brothers magic act escaped from its cage.  The big cat terrified residents as it wandered the streets.  Authorities cornered the tiger in a family's backyard and got it into custody.  A spokesman for the magic act said the tiger was tame and presented no danger to the public.

Publication: 
Mail Online
Author: 
Mail Foreign Service

Trainer bitten in MGM Grand lion habitat

Incident date: 
Thu, 09/02/2010
Date reported: 
Thu, 09/02/2010
Date Published: 
Thu, 09/02/2010 (All day)
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Trainer bitten in MGM Grand lion habitat
Summary: 

A trainer required stitches in his leg after a lion in an animal habitat display at the MGM Grand bit him.

Publication: 
Las Vegas Sun
Author: 
Associated Press

Deputy kills jaguar ... or was it leopard?

Incident date: 
Tue, 05/20/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 05/20/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 05/20/2008 (All day)
City: 
Neosho
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Deputy kills jaguar ... or was it leopard?
Summary: 

A woman heard a large cat pawing at her door and called authorities. The large cat, believed to be a jaguar or a leopard, was shot when it charged at a deputy.

Publication: 
The Joplin Globe
Author: 
Jeff Lehr

Part II: Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days

Incident date: 
Mon, 08/04/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 08/04/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 08/04/2008 (All day)
City: 
Warrenton
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days
Summary: 

Three tigers attacked an employee at Predator World.  The employee entered the tigers' cage to take photographs of the big cats for customers. The 16-year old employee suffered puncture wounds to the neck and was reported to be in critical condition. 

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Associated Press

Midwest: Minnesota: Tiger That Bit Girl is Killed

Incident date: 
Tue, 08/28/2001
Date reported: 
Tue, 08/28/2001
Date Published: 
Tue, 08/28/2001 (All day)
City: 
Racine
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Midwest: Minnesota: Tiger That Bit Girl is Killed
Summary: 

A girl was bitten by a 400-pound Siberian tiger that escaped its enclosure at an animal park in Racine, Minnesota.  It was put to death by court order when the victim had negative reactions to rabies shots.

Publication: 
NY Times
Author: 
Pam Belluck

Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home

Incident date: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date reported: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date Published: 
Tue, 02/11/2003 (All day)
City: 
Albert Lea
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home
Summary: 

Officials from Lakeview Elementary school notified police of a fifth-grade boy who told a teacher that he lived with a tiger.  The boy had scratches and bite marks from the tiger.  Police searched his house and found his dad's 4-month old tiger with sores and scars on its neck because her collar was too tight and was malnourished.  The tiger was moved to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center in Colorado.

Publication: 
Star Tribune
Author: 
David Chanen

Part I: Boy Attacked by Tiger, Lion in Minn.

Incident date: 
Thu, 06/23/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 06/23/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 06/23/2005 (All day)
City: 
Royalton
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Boy Attacked by Tiger, Lion in Minn.
Summary: 

A 10-year-old boy was mauled by a lion while visiting a private menagerie with his father.  The menagerie's owner slightly opened the door of a tiger cage when the tiger pushed its way out and attacked the boy. The owner was able to pull the tiger off the young boy, but another lion moved in. Eleven big cats were kept at the facility. 

Publication: 
Fox News
Author: 
Associated Press

Probe May Delay Opening of Animal Farm

Incident date: 
Thu, 05/18/2000
Date reported: 
Thu, 05/18/2000
Date Published: 
Thu, 05/18/2000 (All day)
City: 
Brewster
State: 
Massachusetts
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Probe May Delay Opening of Animal Farm
Summary: 

A 14-year old part-time employee of Basset Wild Animal Farm was attacked by a tiger.  The 500-pound Bengal tiger grabbed the girl's leg in its mouth and the girl was expected to make a full recovery.

Publication: 
Cape Cod Times
Author: 
John Leaning

Zoo owner shares more details on jaguar attack

Incident date: 
Thu, 02/05/2009
Date reported: 
Thu, 02/05/2009
Date Published: 
Thu, 02/05/2009 (All day)
City: 
Thurmont
State: 
Maryland
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Zoo owner shares more details on jaguar attack
Summary: 

A jaguar at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo mauled an employee.  The Director of Frederick County Animal control said the jaguar opened the door between the outdoor and indoor enclosures to attack the employee.  She was hospitalized and the jaguar was quarantined for rabies.

Publication: 
The Gazette
Author: 
Jeremy Hauck

Leopard injures employee at zoo

Incident date: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date reported: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date Published: 
Fri, 09/10/2004 (All day)
City: 
Trenton
State: 
Maine
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Leopard injures employee at zoo
Summary: 

A leopard attacked an employee at the Acadia Zoological Park.  The man suffered injuries to his face ad one arm, but they were not considered life threatening.

Publication: 
Maine Sun Journal
Author: 
Associated Press