Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo

Incident date: 
Apr 16 1999
Date reported: 
Apr 16 1999
Date Published: 
Apr 16 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Colorado Springs
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo
Headline: 
Leopard Attacks Colo. Boy at Zoo
Summary: 

A 6-year old boy suffered wounds to his forehead and neck after a leopard bit him at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  The boy climbed over a rope and up an embankment to get a better look at the big cat.

Publication: 
AP News Archive
Author: 
Associated Press

Man Mauled by Tigers

Incident date: 
Jun 30 2003
Date reported: 
Jun 30 2003
Date Published: 
Jun 30 2003 - 06:00
City: 
Calhan
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man Mauled by Tigers
Headline: 
Man Mauled by Tigers
Summary: 

A man was mauled by two tigers at Big Cats of Serenity Springs.  The employee entered the big cats' cage during feeding time. The cats suddenly became agitated and attacked the employee. 

Publication: 
KKTV
Author: 
KKTV

African Lion on the Loose in Colorado

Incident date: 
Jul 14 2008
Date reported: 
Jul 14 2008
Date Published: 
Jul 14 2008 - 06:00
City: 
Colorado Springs
State: 
Colorado
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
African Lion on the Loose in Colorado
Headline: 
African Lion on the Loose in Colorado
Summary: 

Authorities warned residents in Colorado Springs to keep an eye out for an African lion roaming freely. The big cat was reportedly spotted multiple times in the area.

Publication: 
Digital Journal
Author: 
Samantha A. Torrence

Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park Accident

Incident date: 
Oct 16 1997
Date reported: 
Oct 16 1997
City: 
Malibu Creek State Park
State: 
California
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
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
Headline: 
Trainer Bitten by Panther on Movie Set at Malibu Park
Summary: 

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.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Claire Vitucci

Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed

Incident date: 
Dec 8 2002
Date reported: 
Dec 8 2002
Date Published: 
Dec 8 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Alsip
State: 
Illinois
Name: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Headline: 
Secret Slaughter of Exotic Animals Revealed
Summary: 

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.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Sharon Cohen

The State Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows

Incident date: 
Jan 6 2003
Date reported: 
Jan 6 2003
Date Published: 
Jan 6 2003 - 06:00
City: 
Scotts Valley
State: 
California
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
The State Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows
Headline: 
Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows
Summary: 

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.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Sally Ann Connell

Many Dead Tigers are Found at Big Cat 'Retirement Home'

Incident date: 
Apr 24 2003
Date reported: 
Apr 24 2003
City: 
Colton
State: 
California
Name: 
Many Dead Tigers are Found at Big Cat 'Retirement Home'
Headline: 
Many Dead Tigers Are Found At Big Cat 'Retirement Home'
Summary: 

Wendelin Ringel, a veterinarian, and his wife were arrested when 30 dead animals, mostly large cats, were found in their home. The animals included nine baby tigers and two baby leopards.

Publication: 
New York Times Abstracts
Author: 
Barbara Whitaker

Tigers Get Tender Care From Big Cat Lovers

Incident date: 
Dec 11 2003
Date reported: 
Dec 11 2003
Date Published: 
Dec 11 2003 - 06:00
City: 
Colton
State: 
California
Name: 
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.
Headline: 
Tender Care for Tigers Until It's Time to Say Goodbye to Big Cats
Summary: 

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.

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Deborah Sullivan Brennan

Lion or Tiger, Not Bear, Oh My! Search continues for a 400- to 600-pound cat in the hills of Simi and Moorpark. Residents are urged to be cautious.

Incident date: 
Feb 20 2005
Date reported: 
Feb 20 2005
Date Published: 
Feb 20 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Simi Valley
State: 
California
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Lion or Tiger, Not Bear, Oh My! Search continues for a 400- to 600-pound cat in the hills of Simi and Moorpark. Residents are urged to be cautious.
Headline: 
Lion or Tiger, Not Bear, Oh My!
Summary: 

Officials from the Fish and Game Department searched for an escaped big cat believed to be 400- to 600-pounds. Officials urged residents to be careful.

Author: 
Paul Pringle

Visiting Tasmania's Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, bushfire veterinary hotspot

Jan 23 2013
A rescued wombat.

A wombat.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.