A cougar bit the director of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park during feeding time. The cougar reached through the cage, grabbed the director's sleeve and bit down on his hand and wrist. The man received stitches on his wrist, thumb, palm, and across the base of his index finger.
An employee cleaning out an enclosure at the Charlotte Metro Zoo was attacked by two lions. One lion clamped down into the man's leg and the other his head. Coworkers rushed to help prying open the lions' mouths and dragging the victim to safety.