Pet tiger escapes, prowls Ingram area before capture
A 330-pound pet tiger escaped its enclosure and was subdued in the backyard of a 79-year old neighbor. The neighbor complained that authorities failed to notify her of the big cat activity in her yard or their presence in trying to capture it. The owner immediately made proper adjustments to the big cat's enclosure.
Police captured a cougar several hours after it escaped the Wild Animal Orphanage. It slipped through a gap in its enclosure and attacked a neighbor's dog. Several schools in the area brought the children inside until the cougar was located. A volunteer said the cougar was declawed and feeble with arthritis. Authorities tranquilized the cougar and returned it to the facility.
A 4-year old child was mauled by a mountain lion that was kept in his aunt's backyard. The boy suffered cuts and lacerations to the left side of his face. The mountain lion was euthanized following the incident.
Circus Tiger Kills Its Trainer During Fundraising Event
Three hundred attendees watched a circus tiger maul and kill its trainer. More than half of the crowd was comprised of children. Emergency counseling services were provided to help the children and other persons in the crowed.
Animal sanctuary worker dies after attack by ‘liger’
A 1,000 pound liger mauled an animal trainer to death at the Safari's Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary. The big cat attacked the 32-year-old's neck and back when the trainer entered the enclosure during feeding time.