Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit

Incident date: 
November 20, 2007
Date reported: 
November 20, 2007
Date Published: 
November 20, 2007 - 06:00
City: 
Saint Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Headline: 
Cheetah Cub Briefly Escapes Zoo Exhibit
Summary: 

Officials searched for a cheetah cub that had escaped from its enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo. Visitors were led to safety to wait in secure buildings while officials searched the zoo. The cheetah cub was found and tranquilized approximately thirty feet from its enclosure.

Publication: 
KSDK
Author: 
Jim Salter

Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery

Incident date: 
October 8, 2005
Date reported: 
October 8, 2005
Date Published: 
October 8, 2005 - 06:00
City: 
Duluth
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Headline: 
Duluth zoo aid is OK after first aid; The zookeeper was released from a hospital a day after being bitten by an anesthetized Siberian tiger just out of paw surgery
Summary: 

A 12-year-old Siberian tiger underwent a medical operation at Lake Superior Zoo. Zookeepers were returning the unconscious tiger to its enclosure when the tiger suddenly bit down on a zookeeper's forearm. In trying to pry open the tiger's jaw, a second zookeeper suffered minor injuries.

Publication: 
Star-Tribune
Author: 
Larry Oakes

7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger

Incident date: 
February 11, 2009
Date reported: 
February 11, 2009
Date Published: 
February 11, 2009 - 06:00
City: 
Racine
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Headline: 
7-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Tiger
Summary: 

While visiting a private animal refuge, a 7-year-old girl was attacked by a Siberian tiger. The tiger forced its way out of a pen to reach the young girl. The girl's injuries were minor and she received a few stitches.

Publication: 
CBS News
Author: 
CBS News

Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage

Incident date: 
October 30, 2004
Date reported: 
October 30, 2004
Date Published: 
October 30, 2004 - 06:00
City: 
Salisbury
State: 
Maryland
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Headline: 
Man injured after sticking hand in jaguar's cage
Summary: 

A man visiting Salisbury Zoo jumped over a fence and walked up to a jaguar's cage. The jaguar swiped at the visitor and got a piece of the man's finger. 

Publication: 
WBOC.com

Escaped Lions Returned to Cages

Incident date: 
November 19, 1999
Date reported: 
November 19, 1999
Date Published: 
November 19, 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Sedgwick County
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Headline: 
Escaped Lions Returned to Cages
Summary: 

Two lions escaped from their pen and roamed freely for several hours. The lions were eventually lured back back to their enclosure. Neighbors commented this was not the first escape that had occurred at this private residence.

Publication: 
Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Alex Branch

High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage

Incident date: 
February 25, 2000
Date reported: 
February 25, 2000
Date Published: 
February 25, 2000 - 06:00
City: 
Great Bend
State: 
Kansas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Headline: 
High school student gets nibbled when she puts her hand in cougar's cage
Summary: 

While visiting the Brit Spaugh Zoo, a high school student stuck her arm into a cougar's cage and was bitten on the hand and arm. 

Publication: 
Great Bend Tribune
Author: 
Chuck Smith

Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger

Incident date: 
February 28, 1999
Date reported: 
February 28, 1999
Date Published: 
February 28, 1999 - 06:00
City: 
Fort Wayne
State: 
Indiana
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Headline: 
Zoo worker mauled by Sumatran tiger
Summary: 

A tiger mauled an employee at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The tiger attacked while the employee was cleaning the cage. The woman suffered injures to her chest, neck, and back. 

Publication: 
Courier & Press

Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition

Incident date: 
November 23, 1998
Date reported: 
November 23, 1998
Date Published: 
November 23, 1998 - 06:00
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Headline: 
Circus trainer clawed by tiger in serious condition
Summary: 

A 37-year-old animal trainer working for the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus was left in serious condition following an attack by a Bengal tiger. After performing at the United Center, the tiger escaped and clawed the trainer's neck and side. 

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat

Incident date: 
June 7, 2000
Date reported: 
June 7, 2000
Date Published: 
June 7, 2000 - 06:00
City: 
Bloomington
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Headline: 
Man bitten by leopard at Miller Park Zoo; B-N resident allegedy leapt fence to pet cat
Summary: 

A 29-year-old man from Bloomington came away from a visit to Miller Park Zoo with minor injuries. The man had jumped over a 4-foot-fence and stuck his hand through a steel-mesh cage in order to pet a snow leopard. The snow leopard attacked the man inflicting a 3-inch cut and puncture wounds. 

Publication: 
Pantagraph
Author: 
Kevin Simpson

Owner found guilty after tiger bites child

Incident date: 
September 28, 2002
Date reported: 
September 28, 2002
Date Published: 
September 28, 2002 - 06:00
City: 
Hennepin
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Owner found guilty after tiger bites child
Headline: 
Owner found guilty after tiger bites child
Summary: 

A 7-year-old girl was bitten and clawed by a tiger at a private menagerie when she tried to pet the tiger. The girl was treated with 110 stitches and months of physical therapy. The tiger’s owner was convicted of endangering a child.

Publication: 
Associated Press