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Sep 7 2011

Vandals Release Cougars at Manitowoc's Lincoln Park Zoo

Incident date: 
Dec 1 2007
Date reported: 
Dec 1 2007
Date Published: 
Dec 1 2007 - 06:00
City: 
Manitowoc
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Vandals Release Cougars at Manitowoc's Lincoln Park Zoo
Headline: 
Vandals Release Cougars at Manitowoc's Lincoln Park Zoo
Summary: 

A zoo employee noticed cougar tracks in the snow and discoverd that two cougars had escaped. Vandals had cut through enclosure fencing at the Lincoln Park Zoo to release the cougars. The cougars were recaptured inside the zoos outside fence.

Publication: 
620 WTMJ Newsradio
Author: 
Associated Press

Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest

Incident date: 
Jul 3 2003
Date reported: 
Jul 3 2003
Date Published: 
Jul 3 2003 - 06:00
City: 
La Crosse
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest
Headline: 
Big cats, heart rule on opening day of Riverfest
Summary: 

While performing to a crowd of 400 people, an animal trainer was mauled by a tiger. The trainer required treatment, including 30 to 40 stiches, as a result of the attack.

Publication: 
La Crosse Tribune
Author: 
Timothy San Pedro

Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?

Incident date: 
Dec 15 2002
Date reported: 
Dec 15 2002
Date Published: 
Dec 15 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Leesburg
State: 
Virginia
Name: 
Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?
Headline: 
Animal Watch; Who Let the Cat Out?
Summary: 

A 80-pound tiger escaped from a petting zoo and was reportedly on top of a car in a parking lot. An animal control officer was called in to recapture the tiger, but the tiger was enticed back into its cage with meat before the officer arrived.

Publication: 
The Washington Post

Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper

Incident date: 
Jul 15 2007
Date reported: 
Jul 15 2007
Date Published: 
Jul 15 2007 - 06:00
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Headline: 
Tiger Mauls San Antonio Zookeeper
Summary: 

A 28-year-old San Antonio Zoo keeper was attacked by a tiger. The tiger bit the man on his neck, face, arms, and his leg was shattered as a result of the bite. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and he was expected to recover.

Publication: 
ABC News

Catch Those Tigers

Incident date: 
Feb 28 2002
Date reported: 
Feb 28 2002
Date Published: 
Feb 28 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Austin
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
Catch Those Tigers
Headline: 
Catch Those Tigers
Summary: 

As a 3-year-old stood near his grandfather's pet tigers posing for a picture, one 250-pound pet tiger took the young boy by his foot and dragged him away. The tiger flipped and knocked the boy around. The boy was airlifted to a hospital where he died as a result of the attack.

Publication: 
Dallas Observer News
Author: 
Charles Siderius

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