Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite

Incident date: 
Thu, 12/02/2004
Date reported: 
Thu, 12/02/2004
Date Published: 
Thu, 12/02/2004 (All day)
City: 
Branson West
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite
Headline: 
Safety of Branson West attraction question after leopard bite
Summary: 

An 18-year-old volunteer at Predator World was bitten on the arm by an 80-pound black leopard.

Publication: 
Branson Daily News
Author: 
Beckie Ferguson

Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit

Incident date: 
Tue, 11/20/2007
Date reported: 
Tue, 11/20/2007
Date Published: 
Tue, 11/20/2007 (All day)
City: 
Saint Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Headline: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Summary: 

Officials searched for a cheetah cub that had escaped from its enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo. Visitors were led to safety to wait in secure buildings while officials searched the zoo. The cheetah cub was found and tranquilized approximately thirty feet from its enclosure.

Publication: 
KSDK
Author: 
Jim Salter

Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/08/2005
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/08/2005
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/08/2005 (All day)
City: 
Duluth
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Headline: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Summary: 

A 12-year-old Siberian tiger underwent a medical operation at Lake Superior Zoo. Zookeepers were returning the unconscious tiger to its enclosure when the tiger suddenly bit down on a zookeeper's forearm. In trying to pry open the tiger's jaw, a second zookeeper suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Star-Tribune
Author: 
Larry Oakes

7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/11/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/11/2009 (All day)
City: 
Racine
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Headline: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Summary: 

While visiting a private animal refuge, a 7-year-old girl was attacked by a Siberian tiger. The tiger forced its way out of a pen to reach the young girl. The girl's injuries were minor and she received a few stitches.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
CBS News

Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/30/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/30/2004
Date Published: 
Sat, 10/30/2004 (All day)
City: 
Salisbury
State: 
Maryland
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Headline: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Summary: 

A man visiting Salisbury Zoo jumped over a fence and walked up to a jaguar's cage. The jaguar swiped at the visitor and got a piece of the man's finger. 

Publication: 
WBOC.com

Escaped Lions Returned to Cages

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/19/1999
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/19/1999
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/19/1999 (All day)
City: 
Sedgwick County
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Headline: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Summary: 

Two lions escaped from their pen and roamed freely for several hours. The lions were eventually lured back back to their enclosure. Neighbors commented this was not the first escape that had occurred at this private residence.

Publication: 
Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Alex Branch

High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage

Incident date: 
Fri, 02/25/2000
Date reported: 
Fri, 02/25/2000
Date Published: 
Fri, 02/25/2000 (All day)
City: 
Great Bend
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Headline: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Summary: 

While visiting the Brit Spaugh Zoo, a high school student stuck her arm into a cougar's cage and was bitten on the hand and arm. 

Publication: 
Great Bend Tribune
Author: 
Chuck Smith

Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger

Incident date: 
Sun, 02/28/1999
Date reported: 
Sun, 02/28/1999
Date Published: 
Sun, 02/28/1999 (All day)
City: 
Fort Wayne
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Headline: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Summary: 

A tiger mauled an employee at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The tiger attacked while the employee was cleaning the cage. The woman suffered injures to her chest, neck, and back. 

Publication: 
Courier & Press

Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition

Incident date: 
Mon, 11/23/1998
Date reported: 
Mon, 11/23/1998
Date Published: 
Mon, 11/23/1998 (All day)
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Headline: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Summary: 

A 37-year-old animal trainer working for the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus was left in serious condition following an attack by a Bengal tiger. After performing at the United Center, the tiger escaped and clawed the trainer's neck and side. 

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

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