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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 04, 2012
Location: Sonoma County, California

Animal: Cape Buffalo
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Safari West

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

Summary: An animal handler working for Safari West was gored by a Cape buffalo when she went to retrieve the animal from a neighboring field. Some Black Angus cattle broke through a gate into the buffalo enclosure, and when they wandered back, one of the Cape buffalo followed. The handler is said to be recovering.

Source: Mercury News.com

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