The State Exhibitors Rethink Wildlife Shows

Incident date: 
maa, 01/06/2003
Date reported: 
maa, 01/06/2003
Date Published: 
maa, 01/06/2003 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Scotts Valley
State: 
California
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
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