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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 16, 2014
Location: Vermilion, Ohio

Animal: Spider Monkey
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death, Animal Death by human, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Primate

Summary: An employee at an Ohio Car dealership was bitten by a customer's pet spider monkey when he reached in to pet him. The man in charge of the monkey did not have a permit to own an exotic pet and it was not clear to whom the monkey belonged. The man and his twin brother had previously been arrested for being in possession of stolen gibbons. The spider monkey that bit the dealership employee was euthanized and tested for rabies.

Source: News Net 5.com, UPI.com, Examiner.com

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