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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 28, 2009
Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Animal: Lynx
Animal Disposition: unknown

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

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A 3-year-old boy was scratched by a lynx at the Little River Zoo. The toddler wandered too close to the cat enclosure and the wild cat scratched the boy on the face and head. The child was transported to Norman Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 45-lb lynx was monitored and zoo officials investigated to take precautions to avoid a repeat incident.

Source: www.newson6.com

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