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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 15, 2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Animal: Lion
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Birmingham Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A worker at the Birmingham Zoo was treated for scalp wounds after being attacked by a 19-year-old lion. The attack occurred while zoo workers fed the lions and moved them from an overnight holding area to an outdoor exhibit area.

Source: Associated Press

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