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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 22, 2009
Location: Laporte, Indiana

Animal: Monkey
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A "pet" monkey attacked and caused injuries to a visitor's infant child. Visiting parents got too close to the "pet" monkey's cage when the monkey grabbed the hood of the baby's coat, causing the baby's head to repeatedly strike the metal cage. The infant's injuries were not life-threatening. and she was treated and released from the hospital the same night. Indiana is one of the few states that permits monkeys to be housed as "pets" without a permit.

Source: www.southbendtribune.com

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