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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 24, 2008
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Animal: Amur Leopard
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Potawatomi Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: At the Potawatomi Zoo, an Amur Leopard attacked a zookeeper in the exhibit's holding area, during a routine daily cleaning of the cage. The zookeeper suffered head wounds and was taken to a local hospital where she was treated, then released the following day. The leopard had been in the holding area, off exhibit, since giving birth to a cub in December.

Source: SBT24/7 News / www.wsbt.com, www.fox28.com

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