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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 04, 2011
Location: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Animal: Japanese Macaque, Java Macaque, Rhesus Macaques
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury, Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human
Species: Primate

Summary: Authorities shot and killed a pet monkey after it escaped and attacked a woman and a sheriff's deputy. The woman had to be hospitalized for her injuries. Four other monkeys, 2 Java macaques and 2 Rhesus macaques, were found living in deplorable conditions in the owner's home and were rescued.

Source: WKRN, Nashville, Times-Gazette

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