Girl Killed by pet tiger

Incident date: 
Jun 8 1999
Date reported: 
Jun 8 1999
Date Published: 
Jun 8 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Yorktown
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
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