Woman fined for failing to confine lions

Incident date: 
Fri, 07/26/2002
Date reported: 
Fri, 07/26/2002
Date Published: 
Fri, 07/26/2002 (All day)
City: 
Lexington County
State: 
South Carolina
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Woman fined for failing to confine lions
Headline: 
Woman fined for failing to confine lions
Summary: 

A Lexington County woman was fined for allowing her two female African lions to run loose for 45 minutes. The woman also owns two cougars, two bobcats, and a serval.

Publication: 
The State
Author: 
April Simun

Oh, the cat came back

Incident date: 
Fri, 05/04/2007
Date reported: 
Fri, 05/04/2007
Date Published: 
Fri, 05/04/2007 (All day)
City: 
Chanceford Township
State: 
Pennsylvania
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Oh, the cat came back
Headline: 
Oh, the cat came back
Summary: 

A 100-pound pet mountain lion escaped from its cage and roamed freely for one day. The owner noticed his 8-year-old pet lion was missing when he went outside to feed the lion. 

Publication: 
York Daily Record
Author: 
Ted Czech

Couple wants Columbia County to impose ban on exotic animal

Incident date: 
Tue, 12/14/1999
Date reported: 
Tue, 12/14/1999
Date Published: 
Tue, 12/14/1999 (All day)
City: 
Scappoose
State: 
Oregon
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Couple wants Columbia County to impose ban on exotic animal
Headline: 
Couple wants Columbia County to impose ban on exotic animal
Summary: 

A woman was attacked by a neighbor’s pet leopard. As a result of the attack, she suffered deep puncture wounds to her neck.

Publication: 
The Oregonian
Author: 
Jonathan Nelson

Park director injured by texas mountain lion

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/01/2002
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/01/2002
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/01/2002 (All day)
City: 
Wynnewood
State: 
Oklahoma
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Park director injured by texas mountain lion
Headline: 
Park director injured by texas mountain lion
Summary: 

A cougar bit the director of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park during feeding time. The cougar reached through the cage, grabbed the director's sleeve and bit down on his hand and wrist. The man received stitches on his wrist, thumb, palm, and across the base of his index finger.

Publication: 
GW Exotic Animal Park web site

Big cats attack boy, Kenyon student

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/26/2000
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/26/2000
Date Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2000 (All day)
City: 
Gambier
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Big cats attack boy, Kenyon student
Headline: 
Big cats attack boy, Kenyon student
Summary: 

A 10-year-old boy was knocked to the ground and bitten on the leg by a tiger at the Siberian Tiger Foundation. This was the tenth incident resulting in human injuries at the facility. 

Publication: 
The Kenyon Collegian
Author: 
Daniel Connolly

Alleged lioness remains elusive

Incident date: 
Sun, 04/29/2001
Date reported: 
Sun, 04/29/2001
Date Published: 
Sun, 04/29/2001 (All day)
City: 
Oakwood
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Alleged lioness remains elusive
Headline: 
Alleged lioness remains elusive
Summary: 

Several residents reported to officials that they had seen a lion roaming freely. Officials warned residents to remain indoors.

Publication: 
The Crescent-News

Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch

Incident date: 
Wed, 02/11/1998
Date reported: 
Wed, 02/11/1998
Date Published: 
Wed, 02/11/1998 (All day)
City: 
Lincolnton
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch
Headline: 
Playful leopard nearly kills trainer as 100 watch
Summary: 

A 150-pound leopard attacked its trainer at a Royal Palace Circus performance in North Carolina. The trainer underwent reconstructive surgery for the injuries she sustained.

Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
Author: 
Jeff Diamant

Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw

Incident date: 
Wed, 04/08/1998
Date reported: 
Wed, 04/08/1998
Date Published: 
Wed, 04/08/1998 (All day)
City: 
Charlotte
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw
Headline: 
Zoo owner pries worker's head from lion's jaw
Summary: 

An employee cleaning out an enclosure at the Charlotte Metro Zoo was attacked by two lions. One lion clamped down into the man's leg and the other his head.  Coworkers rushed to help prying open the lions' mouths and dragging the victim to safety. 

Publication: 
Charlotte Observer
Author: 
Maki Becker

Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him

Incident date: 
Fri, 11/20/1998
Date reported: 
Fri, 11/20/1998
Date Published: 
Fri, 11/20/1998 (All day)
City: 
Chatham County
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him
Headline: 
Cougar Attack; Just a Big Mac to him
Summary: 

A cougar mauled a volunteer at the Carnivore Preservation Trust. The volunteeer survived and suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Herald-Sun

Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard

Incident date: 
Sun, 10/31/1999
Date reported: 
Sun, 10/31/1999
Date Published: 
Sun, 10/31/1999 (All day)
City: 
Buffalo
State: 
New York
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard
Headline: 
Zookeeper bitten and clawed by leopard
Summary: 

A keeper at Buffalo Zoo was bitten and clawed by a clouded leopard when she entered its cage for cleaning. The incident happened in front of zoo visitors. The woman was treated for wounds to her leg.

Publication: 
Associated Press