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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 31, 2003
Location: Hennepin, Illinois

Animal: Tiger
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Second Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary

Category: Attack resulting in human death, Animal Death by human
Species: Big Cat

Summary: The owner of Second Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary was attacked and killed by one of two tigers he released from a building into a penned enclosure for exercise. Police shot both tigers to rescue the wounded and bleeding man, only to discover he was already dead. A search of the property found a third tiger, a lion, and a cougar.

Source: Peoria Journal Star

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