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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 20, 2009
Location: Oakley, Kansas

Animal: Lions
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: One male and two female lions once kept inside a junkyard-like enclosure were moved to the Detroit Zoo. Their possessor agreed to turn them over to Thomas County Sheriff's office after one of the cats mauled a man earlier last month. All three lions were checked out by a vet and remained in quarantine at the Detroit Zoo for 30 days, eventually introduced to the zoo's other lions.

Source: Detroit News

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