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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 15, 2007
Location: Winston-Salem, South Carolina

Animal: Coatimundi
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: New River Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death by human
Species: Other

Summary: A 5-year-old child received a minor injury at the New River Zoo when a coatimundi that had escaped her pen nipped the child on the knee. The animal was euthanized to test for rabies. Tests proved negative.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

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