A Siberian tiger escaped from its pen. Although police officers had hoped to use a tranquilizer gun to safely recapture and return the tiger to its pen, officers shot and killed the tiger when it charged at them.
A cheetah at the San Antonio Zoo escaped from her enclosure by climbing up a tree and jumping over a fence to the ground. She was on the loose for 20 minutes before being tranquilized and returned to her cage.
A 14-year-old boy was mauled by his father's pet Siberian tiger. The boy was airlifted to hospital and would remain there recovering for some time. The boy's father keeps a number of other wild animals as pets on his farm near Delmont.