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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 31, 2004
Location: Queens, New York

Animal: White Tiger
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Cole Bros. Circus

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: Apollo, a white tiger, escaped from Cole Bros. Circus and wandered through a park, across Jackie Robinson Parkway, and through nearby residential streets. The incident caused a multi-car accident, and 4 adults and 1 child suffered minor injuries. The 450-pound tiger was eventually coaxed back into his cage.

Source: Associated Press

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