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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 02, 1999
Location: Yorktown, Texas

Animal: Tiger
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human death
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A male tiger jumped on a 10-year-old girl who entered the cage with her stepfather to groom the animal. The girl was dragged through the cage and died of head and neck injuries. The stepfather took the tiger to exotic animal shows and had applied for a USDA exhibitor license at the time of the attack.

Source: Arizona Republic

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