From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'

Incident date: 
Fri, 08/08/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 08/08/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 08/08/2008 (All day)
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'
Headline: 
From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'
Summary: 

An animal trainer was practicing an act at the Hawthorn Corporation when a tiger he was working with attacked him. The man suffered a puncture wound on this knee, a bite wound on his arm, and several scratches.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
Carolyn Starks and Jeff Long

Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him

Incident date: 
Fri, 06/15/2007
Date reported: 
Fri, 06/15/2007
Date Published: 
Fri, 06/15/2007 (All day)
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him
Headline: 
Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him
Summary: 

A man alleged he was mauled by a tiger while visiting Hawthorn facility to take pictures with tiger cubs. He was invited into an arena where fourteen tigers were being trained and, while in the arena, one tiger attacked him. The man suffered severe injuries to his legs.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit

Incident date: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date reported: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date Published: 
Fri, 09/10/2004 (All day)
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit
Headline: 
Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit
Summary: 

A zookeeper with 15-years of experience found herself in an enclosure with lions at Lincoln Park Zoo. She radioed for help and other zoo workers quickly responded to the scene. Zoo workers sprayed the tigers with fire extinguishers directing them into a different enclosure.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
William Mullen and Patrick Rucker

Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man

Incident date: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date Published: 
Sat, 02/14/2004 (All day)
City: 
Elizabethtown
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
Headline: 
Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
Summary: 

A 52-year-old man, who ran an exotic wildlife preserve with his wife, was fatally mauled by a lion after entering the lion's cage. The man's body was found a few feet from the cage with lacerations on his head and thigh. The wife later returned home and saw a lion roaming freely outside of the enclosure with her husband no where to be found. The lion also killed their pet dog.

Publication: 
The Southern Illinoisan
Author: 
Becky Malkovich

Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date reported: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2003 (All day)
City: 
Hennepin
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
Headline: 
Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
Summary: 

A 32-year-old animal keeper entered a tiger pen at an animal compound in which two tigers were kept. One of the tigers attacked and fatally mauled the man. Police shot and killed both tigers kept in the pen. This incident followed a similar incident at the Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary on May 26, 2002.

Publication: 
AP Worldstream
Author: 
Associated Press

Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop

Incident date: 
Sun, 09/29/2002
Date reported: 
Sun, 09/29/2002
Date Published: 
Sun, 09/29/2002 (All day)
City: 
Bloomington
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop
Headline: 
Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop
Summary: 

A tiger escaped from a trailer at the Travel America Truck Stop. The tiger's owner stopped at the truck stop and was trying to provide the tiger with some water when the cat escaped. The tiger was shot and killed.

Publication: 
The Pantagraph
Author: 
Megan Hopper

Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/28/2009
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/28/2009 (All day)
City: 
Boise
State: 
Idaho
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight
Headline: 
Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight
Summary: 

While visiting a menagerie in 2003, a toddler was pounced on by a 170-pound tiger cub.

Publication: 
The Columbian
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure

Incident date: 
Fri, 02/22/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 02/22/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 02/22/2008 (All day)
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
Hawaii
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure
Headline: 
Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure
Summary: 

A Sumatran tiger escaped its enclosure at Honolulu Zoo. It is believed that an employee accidentally left an exhibit door open.

Publication: 
Fox News
Author: 
Fox News

Jaguar tears off thumb of visitor to Panther Ridge Conservation Center

Incident date: 
Fri, 03/05/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 03/05/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 03/05/2010 (All day)
City: 
Wellington
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Jaguar tears off thumb of visitor to Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Headline: 
Jaguar tears off thumb of visitor to Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Summary: 

A woman visiting a privately-owned wildlife sanctuary curled her fingers around an enclosure when a jaguar suddently grabbed her hand. The woman's thumb was torn off.

Publication: 
The Palm Beach Post
Author: 
Jane Musgrave

Pregnant Cougar on the Loose in Osceola County

Incident date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009
Date reported: 
Mon, 05/04/2009
Date Published: 
Mon, 05/04/2009 (All day)
City: 
Poinciana
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Pregnant Cougar on the Loose in Osceola County
Headline: 
Pregnant Cougar on the Loose in Osceola County
Summary: 

Officers from both the sheriff's office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission searched for a missing cougar. Sierra, the pregnant cougar, was being transported to the vet when she escaped. 

Publication: 
WCTV
Author: 
Associated Press