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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 04, 2003
Location: Golden Valley, Arizona

Animal: Bengal Tiger
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Keepers of the Wild

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: Tigger, a 6-year-old, 500-lb Bengal tiger at Keepers of the Wild animal sanctuary, attacked a 21-year-old employee who went to pet him while cleaning his pool. Tigger bit her on leg and dragged her across the ground. Another employee used a steel rack to get Tigger off her. Three of Tigger’s canine teeth went completely through her leg and she spent five days in the hospital.

Source: KLAS-TV Channel 8 (CBS) Las Vegas, Las Vegas Sun

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