Tiger caught after brief escape

Incident date: 
Nov 17 2005
Date reported: 
Nov 17 2005
Date Published: 
Nov 17 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Greenwich
State: 
New York
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger caught after brief escape
Headline: 
Tiger caught after brief escape
Summary: 

A 350-pound tiger escaped from a private zoo and roamed freely for three and a half hours. The tiger was later found on a neighbor's lawn nearly one mile away. During the search, the local school cancelled recess periods and escorted children to school buses.

Publication: 
Post Star
Author: 
Thom Randall

At Long Island Home, Police Find Abuse Claim, and 2 Leopards

Incident date: 
May 31 2005
Date reported: 
May 31 2005
Date Published: 
May 31 2005 - 06:00
State: 
New York
Headline: 
At Long Island Home, Police Find Abuse Claim, and 2 Leopards
Summary: 

While officers responded to a call of domestic violence, they found two pet leopards inside the house. The man kept these animals in the house where his wife and small children also live.

Publication: 
New York Times
Author: 
Vivian Toy and Julica Mead

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers

Incident date: 
Sep 5 2010
Date reported: 
Sep 5 2010
Date Published: 
Sep 5 2010 - 06:00
City: 
West Orange
State: 
New Jersey
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers
Headline: 
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo orders lockdown after leopard eludes keepers
Summary: 

A leopard escaped from its cage at the Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo. The zoo was shut down until the zookeepers located the leopard 45 minutes later.

Publication: 
The Star-Ledger
Author: 
Jeff Goldman

New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees

Incident date: 
Mar 22 2004
Date reported: 
Mar 22 2004
Date Published: 
Mar 22 2004 - 06:00
City: 
Jackson Township
State: 
New Jersey
Name: 
New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees
Headline: 
New Jersey: Toms river: Tiger Owner Ordered To Pay Fees
Summary: 

A judge  ordered a woman to repay the State for the expense of relocating 24 tigers from her private tiger compound to a tiger refuge in Texas. The cost exceeded $140,000.

Publication: 
The New York Times

2 leopards seized from home's roof

Incident date: 
Aug 20 2008
Date reported: 
Aug 20 2008
Date Published: 
Aug 20 2008 - 06:00
City: 
Washoe County
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
2 leopards seized from home's roof
Headline: 
2 leopards seized from home's roof
Summary: 

When an animal control officer responded to a call about dogs at large, the officer instead found 2 leopards.

Publication: 
Reno Gazette
Author: 
Steve Timko

Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents

Incident date: 
Mar 24 2008
Date reported: 
Mar 24 2008
Date Published: 
Mar 24 2008 - 05:00
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents
Headline: 
Panther Attack Worries Northwest Residents
Summary: 

A resident of a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood called police after seeing a black cat wearing a blue harness near her property. The Police arrived and tried to shoot the big cat, but it escaped. Although neighbors have pet panthers, it is unconfirmed if this panther was kept as a pet.

Publication: 
8 News NOW
Author: 
Associated Press

Group rescues pet tigers, says private ownership should end

Incident date: 
Mar 2 2005
Date reported: 
Mar 2 2005
Date Published: 
Mar 2 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Pahrump
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Group rescues pet tigers, says private ownership should end
Summary: 

A pet leopard bit off the tip of a woman's finger.

Publication: 
myplainview.com/Associated Press
Author: 
Angie Wagner

Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker

Incident date: 
Mar 11 2004
Date reported: 
Mar 11 2004
Date Published: 
Mar 11 2004 - 06:00
City: 
Reno
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker
Headline: 
Leopard attacks, injures zoo worker
Summary: 

While volunteering at Sierra Safari Zoo, a woman was bitten by a leopard. The incident occurred when the volunteer removed a food bowl from the leopard's cage.

Publication: 
Reno Gazette
Author: 
Don Cox

Tigers Spotted on Vegas Rooftop

Incident date: 
Oct 28 2002
Date reported: 
Oct 28 2002
Date Published: 
Oct 28 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tigers Spotted on Vegas Rooftop
Headline: 
Tigers Spotted on Vegas Rooftop
Summary: 

Animal control was called by residents who reported seeing tiger cubs loose on a neighbor's roof.

Publication: 
KLAS-TV

Tiger bites Omaha zoo veterinarian

Incident date: 
Feb 11 2009
Date reported: 
Feb 11 2009
Date Published: 
Feb 11 2009 - 06:00
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger bites Omaha zoo veterinarian
Headline: 
Tiger bites Omaha zoo veterinarian
Summary: 

While performing a routine medical examination on an unconscious tiger, a veterinarian was bitten by the tiger. The veterinarian was taken to the hospital and treated for his serious condition.

Publication: 
Omaha World-Herald
Author: 
Joel Fulton