Man mauled after jumping into tiger den at Bronx Zoo

Incident date: 
Sep 21 2012
Date reported: 
Sep 21 2012
Date Published: 
Sep 21 2012 - 06:00
City: 
New York City
State: 
New York
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man mauled after jumping into tiger den at Bronx Zoo
Headline: 
Man mauled after jumping into tiger den at Bronx Zoo
Summary: 

A 25-year-old man jumped down 20 feet into a tiger exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. While in the exhibit, he was mauled by one of the big cats. His injuries included a broken ankle, a broken arm, and puncture wounds to his back.

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Michael Winter

Pet Lion Kills Owner

Incident date: 
Oct 25 1978
Date reported: 
Oct 25 1978
Date Published: 
Oct 25 1978 - 05:00
City: 
Tallassee
State: 
Alabama
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Pet Lion Kills Owner
Headline: 
Pet Lion Kills Owner
Summary: 

A couple kept two lions chained outside of their rural home in Alabama and one of the lions mauled the woman from behind. The woman died as a result of the mauling and both lions were killed.

Publication: 
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Author: 
Bob Lowry

Part II: Darling-but dangerous

Incident date: 
Jun 22 1997
Date reported: 
Jun 22 1997
Date Published: 
Jun 22 1997 - 06:00
City: 
Boerne
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Part II: Darling-but dangerous
Headline: 
Part II: Darling-but dangerous
Summary: 

A 2-year old boy was taken to hospital following an attack by a bobcat. The bobcat was kept in the home of his mother's boyfriend. The boy suffered injuries to his cheek, finger, and heel. 

Publication: 
Houston Chronicle
Author: 
James Pinkerton

Minoters witness cougar attack

Incident date: 
May 19 2010
Date reported: 
May 19 2010
Date Published: 
May 19 2010 - 06:00
City: 
St. Paul
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Minoters witness cougar attack
Headline: 
Minoters witness cougar attack
Summary: 

A father and his 3-year-old son went on an outing to Como Park Zoo. With the boy positioned over a guardrail for a photograph, a mountain lion reached through the wire mesh fence and grabbed the boy with its paw. The father quickly pulled away his son from the over the railing.

Publication: 
Minot Daily News
Author: 
Kim Fundingsland

Humane Society trying to find homes for 2 cougars

Incident date: 
Feb 9 2000
Date reported: 
Feb 9 2000
Date Published: 
Feb 9 2000 - 06:00
City: 
Fort Worth
State: 
Texas
Name: 
Humane Society trying to find homes for 2 cougars
Headline: 
Humane Society trying to find homes for 2 cougars
Summary: 

Locksmiths were changing the locks on a forclosed home when they opened the door and found a 7-year-old cougar inside. The locksmiths contacted Benbrook Animal Control Sanctuary for assistance. In a separate incident, the Humane Society received a call about a cougar being kept at a local feed store. The Humane Society is trying to rehome both cougars.

Publication: 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Author: 
Jessie Milligan

Meow Mix: Texans Are Wild About Exotic Cats, but at What Cost?

Incident date: 
Aug 4 2000
Date reported: 
Aug 4 2000
Date Published: 
Aug 4 2000 - 06:00
City: 
Los Ebanos
State: 
Texas
Name: 
Meow Mix: Texans Are Wild About Exotic Cats, but at What Cost?
Headline: 
Meow Mix: Texans Are Wild About Exotic Cats, but at What Cost?
Summary: 

The owner of a pet tiger believes his tiger died due to poisoning. On December 5th, footprints were found near the lion's cage and the lion, Simba, manifested signs of poisoning. The veterinarian could not assist as he did not have expertise in treating exotic animals.

Publication: 
Austin Chronicle
Author: 
Cheryl Smith

DNR seizes tigers, lions from facility

Incident date: 
May 30 2012
Date reported: 
May 30 2012
Date Published: 
May 30 2012 - 06:00
City: 
Idaville
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
DNR seizes tigers, lions from facility
Headline: 
DNR seizes tigers, lions from facility
Summary: 

In October, 2010, the facility director of Great Cats of Indiana shot two tigers that escaped their enclosures. The tigers were inside the facility's outer perimeter when they were shot.

Publication: 
WISHTV
Author: 
Dan Klein

Part II: Boy Attacked by Tiger, Lion in Minn.

Incident date: 
Jun 23 2005
Date reported: 
Jun 23 2005
City: 
Otter Tail County
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Part II: Boy Attacked by Tiger, Lion in Minn.
Headline: 
Part II: Boy Attacked by Tiger, Lion in Minn.
Summary: 

On June 11, a lion was shot and killed after escaping from Archangel Wildlife Farm and attempts to tranquilize the cat failed.

Publication: 
Fox News
Author: 
Associated Press

Big Cat Seizure

Incident date: 
Jan 9 2004
Date reported: 
Jan 9 2004
Date Published: 
Jan 9 2004 - 06:00
City: 
Marion County
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Big Cat Seizure
Headline: 
Big Cat Seizure
Summary: 

A tiger was killed after escaping from a private farm. One month later, federal officials seized ten big cats from the same farm.

Publication: 
KAKE News

An unwelcomed tusker at 7 pm, in the middle of a jungle, cannot be good news

Mar 25 2013
There was not much left of the main house after the tusker rampage.

There was not much left of the main house after the tusker rampage.The International Fund for Animal Welfare is fortunate to have talented staff working all around the world. Some of us are based out of one of 15 country offices but many others work in the field, far away from civilization and close to the animals we serve.