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Two decades ago this year I accompanied the U.S. Senate’s leading environmentalist, John Kerry of Massachusetts, to Tokyo for discussions with his counterparts in the Japanese Parliament or Diet on global environmental issues of shared concern.

Officials Tranquilize, Relocate Central Casper Mountain Lion

Incident date: 
Tue, 09/30/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 09/30/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 09/30/2008 (All day)
City: 
Casper
State: 
Wyoming
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Officials Tranquilize, Relocate Central Casper Mountain Lion
Summary: 

A local resident discovered a 90-pound cougar in her backyard.  A game warden from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tranquilized and then relocated the big cat.

Publication: 
Star-Tribune
Author: 
Christine Robinson

Lion Cub Nips Girl in Pet Store

Incident date: 
Sat, 01/22/2005
Date reported: 
Sat, 01/22/2005
Date Published: 
Sat, 01/22/2005 (All day)
City: 
Baraboo
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Lion Cub Nips Girl in Pet Store
Summary: 

An 8-year old girl was bitten by a 7-month old, 80-pound lion while attending an event at Creatures Features Pet Store.  The injury was described as minor and the cub was quarantined while authorities checked for rabies.

Publication: 
Lion Cub Nips Girl in Pet Store
Author: 
Lion Cub Nips Girl in Pet Store

Siberian tiger bites man in Wisconsin

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/22/2010
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/22/2010
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/22/2010 (All day)
City: 
Rock Springs
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Siberian tiger bites man in Wisconsin
Summary: 

A 7-year old Siberian tiger grabbed the arm of a 38-year old volunteer at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and Educational Center.  Other volunteers pulled the man away and his injuries were treated at a nearby hospital.

Publication: 
CNN
Author: 
CNN Wire Staff

Owner Shoots Escaped Tiger in WVa

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/01/2008
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 (All day)
City: 
Cass
State: 
West Virginia
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Owner Shoots Escaped Tiger in WVa
Summary: 

A tiger that escaped from an exotic animal farm was shot by its owner.

Publication: 
The Herald-Dispatch

Charlie Cougar’s Big Day Exotic Pet Escapes Cage; Roams Community For 2 Hours

Incident date: 
Sat, 03/22/1997
Date reported: 
Sat, 03/22/1997
Date Published: 
Sat, 03/22/1997 (All day)
City: 
Spokane
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Charlie Cougar’s Big Day Exotic Pet Escapes Cage; Roams Community For 2 Hours
Summary: 

A 10-month old cougar escaped from its cage and wandered around a neighborhood for a couple hours.  Multiple neighbors reported the cat in their backyard.  The cougar's owner retrieved the cat and was charged under a new county law relating to exotic pets.

Publication: 
The Spokes-man Review
Author: 
Brian Coddington

Suit against Cat Tales dropped

Incident date: 
Sat, 11/13/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 11/13/2004
City: 
Spokane
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Suit against Cat Tales dropped
Summary: 

A 500-pound white tiger attacked a South Korean television personality during filming.  Actress Eun Joo Goh sued, claiming Cat Tales Zoo was negligent.

Publication: 
The Spokesman-Review
Author: 
John Craig

Boy bitten by tiger

Incident date: 
Sat, 10/01/2005
Date reported: 
Sat, 10/01/2005
City: 
Lewis County
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Boy bitten by tiger
Summary: 

A 80-pound pet Siberian tiger bit the owner's grandson on the leg and foot. The boy was not seriously injured.

Publication: 
The Chronicle

Kennewick Thriving at Cat Sanctuary

Incident date: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date reported: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Date Published: 
Thu, 11/17/2005 (All day)
City: 
Kennewick
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Kennewick Thriving at Cat Sanctuary
Summary: 

A cougar was found inside an auto repair shop. Authorities believe the cougar had been abandoned by someone and left in the shop. The big cat was taken in by Wildcat Haven Sanctuary.

Publication: 
Tri-City Herald
Author: 
Anna King

A Growing Craze for Big Cats Has Led to Maulings and Deaths. Beware—It's a Jungle Out There

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Chincoteague
State: 
Virginia
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
People
Summary: 

A woman was attacked by an escaped black panther while she was talking on the phone in the kitchen of her mobile home. The woman hit the big cat on the head with a broom before it slashed her leg and arm. She recovered from her wounds after a brief period in the hospital.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard