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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 02, 1995
Location: Apex, North Carolina

Animal: Bengal Tiger
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A "pet" Bengal tiger mauled and critically injured a 3-year-old boy while the father walked the animal on a leash. The boy required 18 hours of surgery. One side of the boy’s head was partially crushed. The boy’s father shot the tiger and was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse as a result of the incident.

Source: Charlotte Observer

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