Finger In Cage Incited Lion to Bite

Incident date: 
May 14 2002
Date reported: 
May 14 2002
Date Published: 
May 14 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Tampa
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
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