Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest

Incident date: 
don, 07/03/2003
Date reported: 
don, 07/03/2003
Date Published: 
don, 07/03/2003 (Gehele dag)
City: 
La Crosse
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest
Headline: 
Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest
Summary: 

While performing to a crowd of 400 people, an animal trainer was mauled by a tiger. The trainer required treatment, including 30 to 40 stiches, as a result of the attack.

Publication: 
La Crosse Tribune
Author: 
Timothy San Pedro

Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?

Incident date: 
zon, 12/15/2002
Date reported: 
zon, 12/15/2002
Date Published: 
zon, 12/15/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Leesburg
State: 
Virginia
Naam: 
Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?
Headline: 
Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?
Summary: 

A 80-pound tiger escaped from a petting zoo and was reportedly on top of a car in a parking lot. An animal control officer was called in to recapture the tiger, but the tiger was enticed back into its cage with meat before the officer arrived.

Publication: 
The Washington Post

Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper

Incident date: 
zon, 07/15/2007
Date reported: 
zon, 07/15/2007
Date Published: 
zon, 07/15/2007 (Gehele dag)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Headline: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Summary: 

A 28-year-old San Antonio Zoo keeper was attacked by a tiger. The tiger bit the man on his neck, face, arms, and his leg was shattered as a result of the bite. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and he was expected to recover.

Publication: 
ABC News

Catch Those Tigers

Incident date: 
don, 02/28/2002
Date reported: 
don, 02/28/2002
Date Published: 
don, 02/28/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Austin
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
Catch Those Tigers
Headline: 
Catch Those Tigers
Summary: 

As a 3-year-old stood near his grandfather's pet tigers posing for a picture, one 250-pound pet tiger took the young boy by his foot and dragged him away. The tiger flipped and knocked the boy around. The boy was airlifted to a hospital where he died as a result of the attack.

Publication: 
Dallas Observer News
Author: 
Charles Siderius

Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off

Incident date: 
maa, 04/03/2000
Date reported: 
maa, 04/03/2000
Date Published: 
maa, 04/03/2000 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Channelview
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Headline: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Summary: 

On March 15th, a 4-year-old boy wandered into his aunt and uncle's backyard of his aunt and poked his hand through the chain-link cage housing the family's 400-lb Bengal tiger. The boy screamed as the tiger was biting him and his father came running out. The boy underwent nine hours of surgery during which two doctors pieced together bones and blood vessels to reattach the arm. The doctor's expected the boy would have some use of his arm.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Alex Tresniowski

Girl Killed by pet tiger

Incident date: 
din, 06/08/1999
Date reported: 
din, 06/08/1999
Date Published: 
din, 06/08/1999 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Yorktown
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Headline: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl and her stepfather were inside the cage of a female tiger.  While brushing the female tiger, the male tiger jumped on the young girl and dragged her through the cage. She died as a result of the attack. The stepfather was licensed to possess two tigers.

Publication: 
Lodi News-Sentinel

Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg

Incident date: 
zon, 05/24/2009
Date reported: 
zon, 05/24/2009
Date Published: 
zon, 05/24/2009 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Memphis
State: 
Tennessee
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Headline: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Summary: 

An experienced zookeeper at the Memphis Zoo was bitten by a 3-year-old tiger. The zookeeper suffered injuries to his lower calf, but was reported to be in stable condition.

Publication: 
The Seattle Times

Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack

Incident date: 
woe, 01/26/2005
Date reported: 
woe, 01/26/2005
Date Published: 
woe, 01/26/2005 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Sioux Falls
State: 
South Dakota
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Headline: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Summary: 

A man was rushed to hospital and received stiches on his hand for an injury he sustained when a tiger allegedly bit him. The man was visiting the Great Plains Zoo when he was bitten by one of five tigers. No other person saw the incident take place. 

Publication: 
KeloLand Television
Author: 
Don Jorgensen

Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape

Incident date: 
woe, 05/16/2012
Date reported: 
woe, 05/16/2012
Date Published: 
woe, 05/16/2012 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Wynnewood
State: 
Oklahoma
Naam: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Headline: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Summary: 

An undercover video by the Humane Society of the United States revealed the abuse of animals kept at the GW Exotic Animal Park.  Additionally, the CBS article accompanying the video highlights other issues surrounding this institution.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Armen Keteyian

Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary

Incident date: 
din, 04/29/1997
Date reported: 
din, 04/29/1997
Date Published: 
din, 04/29/1997 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Oklahoma City
State: 
Oklahoma
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Headline: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Summary: 

At an animal sanctuary, a 60- to 70-pound leopard used its weight to force open a locked cage. The leopard entered a fenced run where a 52-year old woman, who worked at the center, was standing. The woman's body was later found by her son. Officers went door to door warning residents that the leopard was at large until Deputies killed the cat hours later about a half mile away. The Oak Hill Center for Rare and Endangered Species, where the incident occurred, treats injured exotic animals and returns them to zoos when in good health. 

Publication: 
New York Times