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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 18, 2000
Location: Kiowa, Colorado

Animal: Bengal Tiger
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Prairie Wind Animal Refuge

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A Bengal tiger at the Prairie Wind Animal Refuge tore the arm off a volunteer who stuck her arm in the animal’s cage to demonstrate that visitors can safely pet tigers at the refuge. The Refuge operated a photo safari program where some animals were released from their cages and allowed to roam with visitors.

Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News

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