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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 06, 1999
Location: Clermont, Iowa

Animal: Black Bear Cub
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Swenson's Wild Midwest Exotic Petting Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Bear

Summary: A black bear cub with Swenson’s Wild Midwest Exotic Petting Zoo was taken to a barnwarming where reportedly it nipped people. The bear died two weeks later of rabies after having potentially infected more than 400 people.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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