On International Polar Bear Day, ask why 400 more should die

Feb 27 2013
On International Polar Bear Day, ask why 400 more should die

With an estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears remaining in the wild, we continue to ask why 400 bears are unnecessarily killed each year for the international commercial trade of polar bear parts.

Polar Bears are not decorations or souvenirs…they are a living, breathing species rapidly disappearing from the environmental challenges they increasingly face due to changing climate. 

In Mexico, mistaking an injured margay for a jaguar is still nothing to treat lightly

Feb 28 2013
IFAW’s DVM Erika Flores providing emergency assistance to the margay.

IFAW’s DVM Erika Flores providing emergency assistance to the margay.It was the middle of December around 7 pm, and I was heading to a meeting when I received a call from Erika Flores telling me someone had called her claiming a small jaguar was hit by a car and needed medical assistance. 

Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed

Incident date: 
Aug 6 2008
Date reported: 
Aug 6 2008
Date Published: 
Aug 6 2008 - 06:00
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed
Headline: 
Sheriffs: 2 tiger attacks show tougher laws needed
Summary: 

While recapping two big cat incidents occurring within one week, law enforcement officials comment on the need for effective regulation of exotic animals.

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Associated Press

Part I: Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days

Incident date: 
Aug 4 2008
Date reported: 
Aug 4 2008
Date Published: 
Aug 4 2008 - 06:00
City: 
Warrenton
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days
Headline: 
Missouri sees second tiger attack in 2 days
Summary: 

An 800-pound tiger mauled a volunteer at Wesa-A-Geh-Ya animal farm. The big cat jumped a 3-meter gate and attacked the volunteer as he was cleaning the cage.

Publication: 
USA Today
Author: 
Associated Press

Man without tiger's paperwork arrested

Incident date: 
Jun 25 2005
Date reported: 
Jun 25 2005
Date Published: 
Mar 25 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Otter Tail County
State: 
Minnesota
Name: 
Man without tiger's paperwork arrested
Headline: 
Man without tiger's paperwork arrested
Summary: 

Police officers responded to a complaint that a teenage girl had been scratched by a tiger on March 6th, 2005. In investigating the complaint, officers discovered that the owner also had a tiger cub and a cougar cub without a permit. 

Publication: 
UPI.com
Author: 
UPI.com

Sedgwick County Zoo leopard attacks boy through cage

Incident date: 
May 6 2011
Date reported: 
May 6 2011
Date Published: 
May 6 2011 - 06:00
City: 
Wichita
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Sedgwick County Zoo leopard attacks boy through cage
Headline: 
Sedgwick County Zoo leopard attacks boy through cage
Summary: 

While on a school outing to Sedgwick County Zoo, a first-grade schoolboy climbed over some railing into a leopard exhibit. The leopard reached a paw through the fence and grabbed the boy.  The boy was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for the lacerations to his head and neck.  

Publication: 
The Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Stan Finger

Kansas Woman Mauled

Incident date: 
Jun 26 1999
Date reported: 
Jun 26 1999
Date Published: 
Jun 26 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Sterling
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Kansas Woman Mauled
Headline: 
Kansas Woman Mauled
Summary: 

A woman was taken to hospital after she reached through a cage to touch a Siberian tiger. The woman survived, but suffered a dislocated shoulder, broken hand, puncture wound, torn biceps, and severe cuts to her arm.

Publication: 
Kansas City Star

Potawatomi Zoo worker recovering after leopard attack

Incident date: 
May 26 2008
Date reported: 
May 26 2008
Date Published: 
May 26 2008 - 06:00
City: 
South Bend
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Potawatomi Zoo worker recovering after leopard attack
Headline: 
Potawatomi Zoo worker recovering after leopard attack
Summary: 

While conducting her daily routine, a zookeeper was attacked by a leopard in the holding area at the Potawatomi Zoo. The woman was taken to hospital and released the next day

Publication: 
WNDU