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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 10, 2002
Location: Sacramento, California

Animal: Tiger
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Circus Gatti / Ben Ali Shrine circus

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A tiger refused to return to the cage following a performance of Circus Gatti during the Ben Ali Shrine Circus, prompting the evacuation of spectators from the arena. Both Sacramento police and SWAT teams are called and dispatched to sthe cene. The tiger was eventually tranquilized and returned to the cage.

Source: Sacramento City Police Report

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