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Exotic Animal Incidents

Category: Escape/Attack resulting in human death

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Location/Date Description Species
Sep 10, 2014
Hope, ME
Full-time caregiver and founder of Hope Elephants in Maine was crushed by one... Elephant
Nov 10, 2013
Sherwood, IL
A long-time employee was mauled to death by a cougar at the WildCat Haven in... Big Cat
Oct 11, 2013
Springfield, MO
A zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the Dickerson Park Zoo. The man was... Elephant
Mar 06, 2013
Dunlop, CA
A female volunteer for Project Survival Cat Haven in Dunlop, CA was killed by... Big Cat
Nov 05, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
A 2-year old child was killed by African Painted Dogs when he fell into their... Other
Nov 05, 2012
Bozeman, MT
A 24-year old man was mauled to death while cleaning a grizzly bear enclosure... Bear
Oct 02, 2012
Chesterfield, VA
Police say a man found dead in his home appeared to have suffered a snake bite.... Reptile
May 30, 2012
Jolo, WV
A "serpent-handling" West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him... Reptile
Jun 14, 2011
Putnam Lake, NY
A woman died after apparently being bitten by her pet Black Mamba. The woman... Reptile
Jan 14, 2011
Knoxville, TN
An 8,000 lb elephant named Edie at the Knoxville, Tennessee Zoo backed a trainer... Elephant
Nov 12, 2010
Waskom, TX
A Harrison County man in his 60's was killed by his pet deer. The 550lb deer... Other
Aug 19, 2010
Columbia Station, OH
A "pet" bear fatally mauled its caretaker during a feeding on the owner's property.... Bear
Jun 10, 2010
Omaha, NE
34-year-old Nebraska man dies after being strangled by his 9-ft, 25-lb boa constrictor.... Reptile
Apr 24, 2010
Orlando, FL
A veteran trainer at Orlando's SeaWorld was dragged under water to her death... Marine
Apr 09, 2010
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Elephant is startled and kicks trainer. Trainer dies at scene. Elephant was... Elephant
Oct 04, 2009
Saylorsburg, PA
Teddy, a 9-year-old 350-lb black bear raised from a cub, attacked and killed... Bear
Jul 01, 2009
Oxford, FL
A 2-year-old girl was strangled by 12-ft-long Burmese python. The snake escaped... Reptile
Oct 22, 2008
Broken Arrow, OK
A 32-year-old man was attacked and mortally injured while feeding a 1,000 pound... Big Cat
Oct 21, 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
A 25-year-old woman was found dead in her home by her husband. The medical examiner's... Reptile
Apr 23, 2008
Big Bear Lake, CA
Rocky, a 700-lb grizzly bear, killed his trainer with one bite to the neck.... Bear

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