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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 06, 2014
Location: Beaumont, California

Animal: Capuchin
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A former veterinarian's pet capuchin bit a woman at a Southern California pizzeria. The 38-year old woman who was bitten was treated at the hospital and the Capuchin was taken into quarantine for 6 months. The former veterinarian was also in possession of two other primates, another Capuchin and a tamarin, who were also impounded due to the lack of permits. It is illegal to own primates as pets in California.

Source: 4 News Southern California

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