Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat

Incident date: 
Wed, 06/07/2000
Date reported: 
Wed, 06/07/2000
Date Published: 
Wed, 06/07/2000 (All day)
City: 
Bloomington
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Headline: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Summary: 

A 29-year-old man from Bloomington came away from a visit to Miller Park Zoo with minor injuries. The man had jumped over a 4-foot-fence and stuck his hand through a steel-mesh cage in order to pet a snow leopard. The snow leopard attacked the man inflicting a 3-inch cut and puncture wounds. 

Publication: 
Pantagraph
Author: 
Kevin Simpson