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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 31, 2010
Location: Bakersfield, California

Animal: Raccoon
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Bakersfield Zoo

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

Summary: 30-year-old father and his 8-year-old daughter are attacked by a raccoon who had escaped from his cage. Man suffers severe bit wounds to his fingertip. Raccoon was captured and euthanized to undergo rabies test. Test proved negative. Zoo officials had prior knowledge that raccoon had escaped.

Source: www.latimes.com

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