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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 10, 2006
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Animal: Bear
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death by human
Species: Bear

Summary: Maymont's only two black bears are euthanized after one bear bites a Richmond toddler. The bears were euthanized to be tested for rabies. A memorial service for the bears was attended by 500 mourners. The city was still investigating the actions of the child's mother.

Source: Associated Press

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