Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair

Incident date: 
zon, 11/21/2004
Date reported: 
zon, 11/21/2004
Date Published: 
zon, 11/21/2004 (Gehele dag)
City: 
St. Petersburg
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Headline: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Summary: 

A handler at a county fair in Florida was moving a 350-pound Siberian tiger when a 14-year-old boy approached. The tiger lunged for the boy. The handler shot a taser into the right side of the animal, yet the animal attacked again. The handler was able to hold onto the tiger's leash as the boy got away. The boy was uninjured, but the handler was taken to hospital for treatment.

Publication: 
Free Republic
Author: 
Free Republic

Attacks, other incidents involving captive animals

Incident date: 
woe, 07/14/2004
Date reported: 
woe, 07/14/2004
Date Published: 
woe, 07/14/2004 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Loxahatchee
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Naam: 
Attacks, other incidents involving captive animals
Headline: 
Attacks, other incidents involving captive animals
Summary: 

A 600-pound tiger escaped from the home of actor Steve Sipek. A state wildlife officer shot and killed the tiger.

Publication: 
The Gazette
Author: 
Associated Press

Bengal tiger escaped while cage was cleaned

Incident date: 
don, 02/06/2003
Date reported: 
don, 02/06/2003
Date Published: 
don, 02/06/2003 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Jacksonville
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Naam: 
Benegal tiger escaped whiel cage was cleaned
Headline: 
Benegal tiger escaped whiel cage was cleaned
Summary: 

A bengal tiger escaped through an opening between its enclosure and a holding cage. The tiger then climbed onto a car and over a fence, and was later found nearby to a Wendy's restaurant.

Publication: 
First Coast News
Author: 
Associated Press

Zookeeper not angry at lion that attacked him

Incident date: 
din, 11/12/2002
Date reported: 
din, 11/12/2002
Date Published: 
din, 11/12/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Southport
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Zookeeper not angry at lion that attacked him
Headline: 
Zookeeper not angry at lion that attacked him
Summary: 

A zookeeper at Koll's 77 Zoological Park was attacked by a lion. The victim describes the attack in detail.

Publication: 
Jacksonville News
Author: 
The Associated Press

Finger In Cage Incited Lion to Bite

Incident date: 
din, 05/14/2002
Date reported: 
din, 05/14/2002
Date Published: 
din, 05/14/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Tampa
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Finger In Cage Incited Lion to Bite
Headline: 
Finger In Cage Incited Lion to Bite
Summary: 

A lion bit off a zookeeper's right arm at Busch Gardens. Not long after handling meat, the zookeeper reached a finger through the lion's cage and officials belief that sparked the incident.

Publication: 
Orlando Sentinel
Author: 
Sean Meussenden

550-pound Tiger Kills Trainer

Incident date: 
woe, 08/01/2001
Date reported: 
woe, 08/01/2001
Date Published: 
woe, 08/01/2001 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Center Hill
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
550-pound Tiger Kills Trainer
Headline: 
550-pound Tiger Kills Trainer
Summary: 

At Savage Kingdom, a crossbred Siberian tiger lunged at and killed a 49-year-old animal trainer. The trainer was repairing a chain link fence with a female coworker when the tiger attacked. The man held off the tiger long enough for his coworker to escape.

Publication: 
Orlando Sentinel
Author: 
Robert Sargent Jr. and Jason Garcia

Part II: Tiger Kills owner six weeks after killing trainer

Incident date: 
don, 10/08/1998
Date reported: 
don, 10/08/1998
Date Published: 
don, 10/08/1998 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Alachua
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
Tiger Kills owner six weeks after killing trainer
Headline: 
Tiger Kills owner six weeks after killing trainer
Summary: 

The owners of several large cats were in the process of moving the cats to their overnight kennel when Jupiter, a 3-year-old tiger, lunged at one of its owners. The tiger's bite to the woman's neck killed her immediately. The tiger was killed following the incident.

Publication: 
Star News
Author: 
N.Y.T. Regional Reporter

Loose Tiger Surprises Worker, Mauls His Leg During Feeding Time

Incident date: 
don, 03/20/1997
Date reported: 
don, 03/20/1997
Date Published: 
don, 03/20/1997 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Center Hill
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Loose Tiger Surprises Worker, Mauls His Leg During Feeding Time
Headline: 
Loose Tiger Surprises Worker, Mauls His Leg During Feeding Time
Summary: 

While feeding a 400-pound tiger, a tiger bolted through its unlocked pen and mauled a worker's left leg. Doctors were uncertain if they could save his leg. Deputies shot and killed the tiger after attempts to tranquilize the cat failed. 

Publication: 
Orlando Sentinel
Author: 
Don Fernandez

Tiger Kills Zoo Worker

Incident date: 
din, 06/07/1994
Date reported: 
din, 06/07/1994
Date Published: 
din, 06/07/1994 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Miami
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Death
Naam: 
Tiger Kills Zoo Worker
Headline: 
Tiger Kills Zoo Worker
Summary: 

A zoo worker was mauled to death by a Bengal tiger at Metrozoo in Miami. The attack occurred after the worker entered the tiger's outdoor enclosure.

Publication: 
New York Times

What's New at the National Zoo?

Incident date: 
zat, 12/23/2006
Date reported: 
zat, 12/23/2006
Date Published: 
zat, 12/23/2006 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Washington
State: 
District of Columbia
Category: 
Escape
Naam: 
What's New at the National Zoo?
Headline: 
What's New at the National Zoo?
Summary: 

Zoo visitors were evacuated when a clouded leopard escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo. The clouded leopard escaped through a hole she or her mate made by chewing through the fence; the hole had the diameter of a soccer ball. The animal was found nearby by zoo officials, tranquilized, and returned to her enclosure.

Publication: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Debbi Wilgoren