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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 12, 2010
Location: Oneida Castle, New York

Animal: Capuchin
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A pet Capuchin monkey that escaped from its owner bit a central New York woman and had to be euthanized to test for rabies. Although the possessor had a rabies certificate and an exotic pet license, under state law, the animal had to be tested for rabies - it tested negative.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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