Wild Kingdom

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Lexington
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Wild Kingdom
Summary: 

On October 10, 2001, a 3-year-old boy was attacked by one of his step grandfather's tiger while taking a picture with it.  The step grandfather was holding the boy when the tiger took one of his cowboy boot in his mouth and the grandfather pulled back.  The tiger than ran with the boy clamped in her mouth, and the boy died when his head hit a metal pipe.

Publication: 
People Magazine
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard

Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/07/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2003 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Sheriff deputies shoot escaped lion
Summary: 

Deputies shot and killed a 350-pound lioness that escaped from a wild animal sanctuary.  One of the lion's handlers attempted to first tranquilize the lioness; however, after being shot with a tranquilizer, the big cat charged the handler and knocked her to the ground before running off.

Publication: 
TexNews
Author: 
Associated Press

Texas circus worker bitten by Bengal tiger

Incident date: 
Sun, 12/05/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 12/05/2004
Date Published: 
Sun, 12/05/2004 (All day)
City: 
Laredo
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Texas circus worker bitten by Bengal tiger
Summary: 

A staffer of the Great Circus of China was bitten by a tiger. The woman got too close to the tiger's cage and bit her hand.  She was rushed to the hospital but was expected to make a full recovery.

Publication: 
WISTV
Author: 
Chantelle Janelle

Texas Man Recovers From Tiger Attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 06/21/2006
Date reported: 
Wed, 06/21/2006
Date Published: 
Wed, 06/21/2006 (All day)
City: 
Kaufman County
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Texas Man Recovers From Tiger Attack
Summary: 

A landscape worker suffered numerous cuts when a tiger attacked him after it jumped an electrical fence during a power outrage at Zoo Dynamics.

Publication: 
KWTX

Pet tiger escapes, prowls Ingram area before capture

Incident date: 
Sun, 01/18/2009
Date reported: 
Sun, 01/18/2009
Date Published: 
Sun, 01/18/2009 (All day)
City: 
Ingam
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Pet tiger escapes, prowls Ingram area before capture
Summary: 

A 330-pound pet tiger escaped its enclosure and was subdued in the backyard of a 79-year old neighbor.  The neighbor complained that authorities failed to notify her of the big cat activity in her yard or their presence in trying to capture it.  The owner immediately made proper adjustments to the big cat's enclosure.

Publication: 
West Kerr Current
Author: 
Irene Van Winkle

Anxious hours end in cougar's capture

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/19/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/19/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/19/2010 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Anxious hours end in cougar's capture
Summary: 

Police captured a cougar several hours after it escaped the Wild Animal Orphanage.  It slipped through a gap in its enclosure and attacked a neighbor's dog.  Several schools in the area brought the children inside until the cougar was located.  A volunteer said the cougar was declawed and feeble with arthritis.  Authorities tranquilized the cougar and returned it to the facility.

Publication: 
San Antonio Express News
Author: 
Peter J. Holley

Child Mauled by Mountain Lion in West Odessa

Incident date: 
Mon, 10/17/2011
Date reported: 
Mon, 10/17/2011
Date Published: 
Mon, 10/17/2011 (All day)
City: 
West Odessa
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Child Mauled by Mountain Lion in West Odessa
Summary: 

A 4-year old child was mauled by a mountain lion that was kept in his aunt's backyard. The boy suffered cuts and lacerations to the left side of his face. The mountain lion was euthanized following the incident.

Publication: 
News West

Boy suffers leg bite from father's tiger

Incident date: 
Sun, 04/28/2002
Date reported: 
Sun, 04/28/2002
Date Published: 
Sun, 04/28/2002 (All day)
City: 
Easley
State: 
South Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Across South Carolina
Summary: 

An eight-year old boy was bitten by his father's pet tiger. The boy suffered four puncture wounds.

Publication: 
Augusta Chronicle
Author: 
Wire Reports

Circus Tiger Kills Its Trainer During Fundraising Event

Incident date: 
Fri, 05/09/1997
Date reported: 
Fri, 05/09/1997
Date Published: 
Fri, 05/09/1997 (All day)
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
Pennsylvania
Category: 
Human Death
Headline: 
Circus Tiger Kills Its Trainer During Fundraising Event
Summary: 

Three hundred attendees watched a circus tiger maul and kill its trainer. More than half of the crowd was comprised of children. Emergency counseling services were provided to help the children and other persons in the crowed.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

Lake Tobias employee 'doing well' after suffering injuries from tiger attack

Incident date: 
Fri, 08/12/2011
Date reported: 
Fri, 08/12/2011
Date Published: 
Fri, 08/12/2011 (All day)
City: 
Halifax
State: 
Pennsylvania
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lake Tobias employee 'doing well' after suffering injuries from tiger attack
Summary: 

An employee of Lake Tobias Wildlife Park required surgery after suffering severe injuries from a tiger attack.

Publication: 
Penn Live
Author: 
Associated Press