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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 25, 2006
Location: Flora, Illinois

Animal: Bear
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Spotted Acres Farm and Petting Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human death, Animal Death by human
Species: Bear

Summary: An 80-year-old worker at Spotted Acres farm and petting zoo was mauled by bear and died from his injuries. The man was called to work because the bear had escaped from his cage; he was attacked when he got out of his truck holding a bag of dog food. Sheriff's deputies shot the bear; the petting zoo owner also requested that another bear be killed.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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