Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio

Incident date: 
Fri, 05/28/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 05/28/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 05/28/2010 (All day)
City: 
Georgetown
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Headline: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Summary: 

Authorities received at least two calls from residents who reported seeing a mountain lion on the loose. Authorities learned that the mountain lion was privately owned and it had been purchased at a flea market.

Publication: 
whiotv.com
Author: 
Associated Press

Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/09/2009 (All day)
City: 
Cleveland
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Headline: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Summary: 

The wire around a clouded leopard's exhibit broke and the animal escaped. The leopard then tried unsuccessfully to get back inside the enclosure. Zookeepers tranquilized the leopard and moved it back into the enclosure. No person was injured during the incident.

Publication: 
WKYC
Author: 
Kim Wendel

Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/27/2009
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/27/2009 (All day)
City: 
East Liverpool
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Headline: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl was bitten by a mountain lion kept in backyard cages by a family. The young girl was told not to pet the mountain lion, but she did not listen and was petting the lion when she was bitten.

Publication: 
WTOV.com

Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo

Incident date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008
Date reported: 
Sun, 05/11/2008
Date Published: 
Sun, 05/11/2008 (All day)
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Headline: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Summary: 

A Toledo Zookeeper checked the area where a tiger was supposed to be when the tiger jumped up against mesh and the its paw slipped through a hole in the mesh. The tiger’s paw caught the zoo keeper across his chest. Toledo Zoo is accredited by the A.Z.A.

Publication: 
ABC local 11 news
Author: 
WTVG

Pet lion given away after woman attacked

Incident date: 
Tue, 06/01/2004
Date reported: 
Tue, 06/01/2004
Date Published: 
Tue, 06/01/2004 (All day)
City: 
Chillicothe
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet lion given away after woman attacked
Headline: 
Pet lion given away after woman attacked
Summary: 

A 33-year-old woman was attacked by her father’s pet lion. The owner shot and killed the lion during the incident in an effort to save his daughter. The owner decided he would kill his other pet lion to prevent further danger to his family, but a local fire fighter intervened and organized for an animal sanctuary to take the animal.

Publication: 
Cincinnati Tristate Brief
Author: 
Staff/Wire reports

Pet mountain lion mauls dog

Incident date: 
Thu, 08/21/2003
Date reported: 
Thu, 08/21/2003
Date Published: 
Thu, 08/21/2003 (All day)
City: 
Bucyrus
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Pet mountain lion mauls dog
Headline: 
Pet mountain lion mauls dog
Summary: 

A pet mountain lion escaped and roamed freely around a neighborhood. While free, the mountain lion attacked a neighbor's dog. The mountain lion eventually returned to its owner's home.

Publication: 
Telegraph- Forum
Author: 
Mike Redelson

Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper

Incident date: 
Thu, 10/22/1992
Date reported: 
Thu, 10/22/1992
Date Published: 
Thu, 10/22/1992 (All day)
City: 
Torch
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper
Headline: 
Ohio 'Liger' Mauls Keeper
Summary: 

A 45-year-old zookeeper was killed by a liger. The man had removed a bar from the cage gate and was using it to prode the cat before the mauling occurred. 

Publication: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise

Incident date: 
Sat, 04/24/2010
Date reported: 
Sat, 04/24/2010
Date Published: 
Sat, 04/24/2010 (All day)
City: 
Rockwell
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise
Headline: 
Tiger cub gets out of cage during training exercise
Summary: 

A mother and her 7-year-old son spent the morning at the nonprofit Tiger World reserve on a class field trip. While the mother and son watched two tigers being transferred from their enclosure to a trailer, one tiger broke through the Plexiglas enclosing him. Facts are in dispute as to what followed, yet no person was reported injured.

Publication: 
WSOCTV.COM

Investigation Continues, New River Zoo Is Still Closed

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/02/2006
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/02/2006
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/02/2006 (All day)
City: 
Fleetwood
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Investigation Continues, New River Zoo Is Still Closed
Headline: 
Investigation Continues, New River Zoo Is Still Closed
Summary: 

While visiting the New River Zoo in Fleetwood, North Carolina, a 36-year-old visitor was bitten on the arm by a leopard. Facts remain in dispute as to how the woman came to be so close to the leopard.

Publication: 
Mountain Times
Author: 
Fawn Roark

Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack

Incident date: 
Sun, 01/25/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 01/25/2004
Date Published: 
Sun, 01/25/2004 (All day)
City: 
Lowgap
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack
Headline: 
Surry County teenager seriously injured in tiger attack
Summary: 

While taking photos with her father's pet tiger, a 14-year-old girl was attacked by the father's 200-pound tiger. The father kept four tigers, but only one tiger was involved in the attack. Animal Control shot one animal and the owner shot the other tigers. Authorities reported the girl's condition as serious.

Publication: 
Narkive Newsgroup Archive
Author: 
Sherry Wilson Youngquist