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

Zoo trainer recovering after tiger bite

Incident date: 
Mon, 02/11/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 02/11/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 02/11/2008 (All day)
City: 
West Palm Beach
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo trainer recovering after tiger bite
Headline: 
Zoo trainer recovering after tiger bite
Summary: 

A zoo keeper pushed food through an opening in the cage and the tiger caught her finger. The zoo spokesperson explained the cat was not after the woman's finger, but rather interested in the meal.

Publication: 
Fox 29 WFLX
Author: 
Stephanie Dukes

Loose tiger killed at zoo

Incident date: 
Wed, 08/23/2006
Date reported: 
Wed, 08/23/2006
Date Published: 
Wed, 08/23/2006 (All day)
City: 
Tampa
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Loose tiger killed at zoo
Headline: 
Loose tiger killed at zoo
Summary: 

Lowry Park Zoo was about to close for the day when an tiger escaped her enclosure into an empty exhibit. The latch on the tiger's exhibit was left unlocked. Staff members shot a tranquilizer dart that hit the tiger. The tiger, however, reacted by lunging toward the zoo's veterinarian and the zoo's chief executive used his 12-guage shotgun to stop and kill the tiger.

Publication: 
St. Petersburg Times
Author: 
Justin George

Bengal Tiger Escapes From Cage

Incident date: 
Sun, 02/27/2005
Date reported: 
Sun, 02/27/2005
Date Published: 
Sun, 02/27/2005 (All day)
City: 
Wellington
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Bengal Tiger Escapes From Cage
Headline: 
Bengal Tiger Escapes From Cage
Summary: 

The cage at the Panther Ridge Sanctuary was not properly locked and a tiger escaped during feeding time. The tiger roamed the compount for two hours. Wildlife officers and sheriff's deputies captured the animal by tranquilizing it with a dart and then returning it to its cage.

Publication: 
Sun Sentinel
Author: 
Akilah Johnson

Woman is nipped on hand by tiger

Incident date: 
Thu, 02/24/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 02/24/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 02/24/2005 (All day)
City: 
Oldsmar
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Woman is nipped on hand by tiger
Headline: 
Woman is nipped on hand by tiger
Summary: 

Two adult tigers and two infant tigers were on display at a car dealership and the public could have their photographs taken near the animals. A woman was bitten by a tiger cub inflicting two small puncture wounds.

Publication: 
Tampa Bay Times
Author: 
Nicole Johnson and Candace Rondeaux

Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair

Incident date: 
Sun, 11/21/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 11/21/2004
Date Published: 
Sun, 11/21/2004 (All day)
City: 
St. Petersburg
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Headline: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Summary: 

A handler at a county fair in Florida was moving a 350-pound Siberian tiger when a 14-year-old boy approached. The tiger lunged for the boy. The handler shot a taser into the right side of the animal, yet the animal attacked again. The handler was able to hold onto the tiger's leash as the boy got away. The boy was uninjured, but the handler was taken to hospital for treatment.

Publication: 
Free Republic
Author: 
Free Republic