Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off

Incident date: 
Apr 3 2000
Date reported: 
Apr 3 2000
Date Published: 
Apr 3 2000 - 06:00
City: 
Channelview
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Headline: 
Surgeons Save Little Jayton Tidwell's Arm After His Uncle's Pet Tiger Bites It Off
Summary: 

On March 15th, a 4-year-old boy wandered into his aunt and uncle's backyard of his aunt and poked his hand through the chain-link cage housing the family's 400-lb Bengal tiger. The boy screamed as the tiger was biting him and his father came running out. The boy underwent nine hours of surgery during which two doctors pieced together bones and blood vessels to reattach the arm. The doctor's expected the boy would have some use of his arm.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Alex Tresniowski

Girl Killed by pet tiger

Incident date: 
Jun 8 1999
Date reported: 
Jun 8 1999
Date Published: 
Jun 8 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Yorktown
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Headline: 
Girl Killed by pet tiger
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl and her stepfather were inside the cage of a female tiger.  While brushing the female tiger, the male tiger jumped on the young girl and dragged her through the cage. She died as a result of the attack. The stepfather was licensed to possess two tigers.

Publication: 
Lodi News-Sentinel

Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg

Incident date: 
May 24 2009
Date reported: 
May 24 2009
Date Published: 
May 24 2009 - 06:00
City: 
Memphis
State: 
Tennessee
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Headline: 
Memphis zookeeper OK after tiger bites him in leg
Summary: 

An experienced zookeeper at the Memphis Zoo was bitten by a 3-year-old tiger. The zookeeper suffered injuries to his lower calf, but was reported to be in stable condition.

Publication: 
The Seattle Times

Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack

Incident date: 
Jan 26 2005
Date reported: 
Jan 26 2005
Date Published: 
Jan 26 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Sioux Falls
State: 
South Dakota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Headline: 
Alleged Zoo Tiger Attack
Summary: 

A man was rushed to hospital and received stiches on his hand for an injury he sustained when a tiger allegedly bit him. The man was visiting the Great Plains Zoo when he was bitten by one of five tigers. No other person saw the incident take place. 

Publication: 
KeloLand Television
Author: 
Don Jorgensen

Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape

Incident date: 
May 16 2012
Date reported: 
May 16 2012
Date Published: 
May 16 2012 - 06:00
City: 
Wynnewood
State: 
Oklahoma
Name: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Headline: 
Alleged abuse at GW Exotic Animal Park seen on tape
Summary: 

An undercover video by the Humane Society of the United States revealed the abuse of animals kept at the GW Exotic Animal Park.  Additionally, the CBS article accompanying the video highlights other issues surrounding this institution.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
Armen Keteyian

Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary

Incident date: 
Apr 29 1997
Date reported: 
Apr 29 1997
Date Published: 
Apr 29 1997 - 06:00
City: 
Oklahoma City
State: 
Oklahoma
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Headline: 
Leopard Kills a Woman At an Animal Sanctuary
Summary: 

At an animal sanctuary, a 60- to 70-pound leopard used its weight to force open a locked cage. The leopard entered a fenced run where a 52-year old woman, who worked at the center, was standing. The woman's body was later found by her son. Officers went door to door warning residents that the leopard was at large until Deputies killed the cat hours later about a half mile away. The Oak Hill Center for Rare and Endangered Species, where the incident occurred, treats injured exotic animals and returns them to zoos when in good health. 

Publication: 
New York Times

Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio

Incident date: 
May 28 2010
Date reported: 
May 28 2010
Date Published: 
May 28 2010 - 06:00
City: 
Georgetown
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Headline: 
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in Ohio
Summary: 

Authorities received at least two calls from residents who reported seeing a mountain lion on the loose. Authorities learned that the mountain lion was privately owned and it had been purchased at a flea market.

Publication: 
whiotv.com
Author: 
Associated Press

Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit

Incident date: 
Oct 9 2009
Date reported: 
Oct 9 2009
Date Published: 
Oct 9 2009 - 06:00
City: 
Cleveland
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Headline: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Summary: 

The wire around a clouded leopard's exhibit broke and the animal escaped. The leopard then tried unsuccessfully to get back inside the enclosure. Zookeepers tranquilized the leopard and moved it back into the enclosure. No person was injured during the incident.

Publication: 
WKYC
Author: 
Kim Wendel

Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl

Incident date: 
May 27 2009
Date reported: 
May 27 2009
Date Published: 
May 27 2009 - 06:00
City: 
East Liverpool
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Headline: 
Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
Summary: 

A 10-year-old girl was bitten by a mountain lion kept in backyard cages by a family. The young girl was told not to pet the mountain lion, but she did not listen and was petting the lion when she was bitten.

Publication: 
WTOV.com

Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo

Incident date: 
May 11 2008
Date reported: 
May 11 2008
Date Published: 
May 11 2008 - 06:00
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Headline: 
Tiger attacks zoo keeper at Toledo Zoo
Summary: 

A Toledo Zookeeper checked the area where a tiger was supposed to be when the tiger jumped up against mesh and the its paw slipped through a hole in the mesh. The tiger’s paw caught the zoo keeper across his chest. Toledo Zoo is accredited by the A.Z.A.

Publication: 
ABC local 11 news
Author: 
WTVG