Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park Accident: Woman is recovering after surgery to repair broken ankle. It is unclear why leashed animal attacked her
Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park
While filming on set in a movie, an animal trainer suffered injuries when the panther bit on her ankle. As the trainer tried to break free, the panther tightened its grip with such force that it broke the trainer's bone. The trainer was taken to hospital and was treated; the panther was returned to its cage.
Details emerged in court records of a black market ring in which endangered species were bought, killed, and sold for thousands of dollars across the nation. Wildlife agents documented killings of lions, tigers, cougars, and ligers and the sale of the animals in Illinois, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri. The ongoing investigation led the charges against 16 individuals, of which 14 pled guilty to charges.
During a school assembly in which a Bengal tiger was on display for school children, a 6-year-old kindergarten boy was attacked by the 18-month, 250-pound tiger named Sima. The young boy recovered from the attack after receiving 55 staples in his head to close the wound. The exhibitor, Zoo to You, shows animals to the public under a permit. Zoo to You has been fined $1,200 for improper control of the tiger.
Tigers Get Tender Care From Big Cat Lovers The animals' owner is charged with cruelty. Volunteers are caring for them until they can be taken to a refuge.
Tender Care for Tigers Until It's Time to Say Goodbye to Big Cats
As the owner of 39 tigers awaits trial for charges of animal cruelty, volunteers work daily to care for the big cats living at the facility. Despite the hard work by volunteers, the tigers live in a less than ideal situation. Pending the trial, the tigers will likely be moved to a sanctuary where they will enjoy better living conditions.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare team (Valeria Ruoppolo and Eric Woehler) visited the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary who are playing a key role in the wildlife response to the Tasmanian wildfires.