A 750-pound declawed tiger attacked a woman as she entered a tiger's cage to prepare for a photo shoot. The incident happened at Steve Sipek's private compound. The woman suffered lacerations to her head and a fractured skull.
A male cougar escaped through an improperly secured door at Savage Kingdom and animal keepers used ropes to secure the big cat. The ropes around its neck tightened when the cougar spun and fought off the recapture. The cougar suffocated and died.
A 45-year-old woman posed near a Bengal tiger at Marine World and fell off the platform on which she was standing into a tiger holding area. A tiger attacked the woman. A male trainer rushed to help the woman and he came away from the incident with minor cuts.
A 28-year-old volunteer at the River Glen Feline Conservatory was attacked by a 300-pound tiger. The volunteer was mowing the grass at the sanctuary when the incident occurred. The man was taken to hospital and it was reported he was in critical condition.
A 400-pound tiger escaped from a backyard menagerie and roamed freely for three days. While loose, the tiger attacked a dog. The dog survived but suffered puncture wounds. Officials eventually recaptured the tiger in a wooded area.
A visitor was taken to hospital for treatment after a tiger pulled the flesh off her finger. The incident happened when the woman placed her hand in the tiger's cage at the Wild Wilderness Drive Thru Safari.