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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: IA

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Results 1 - 18 of 18 total


Location/Date Description Species
Aug 22, 2013
Sioux City, IA
A Sioux City man was found keeping a baby alligator, ball python and a red-tail... Reptile
Jul 11, 2012
Ottumwa, IA
A massive 5-foot snake missing for weeks has been found in a plastic food container... Reptile
May 28, 2012
Bloomfield, IA
Bloomfield Police Department received a call from a school official that a 6-foot... Reptile
May 11, 2012
Dexter, IA
Officials are investigating a report that a child was scratched by a monkey... Primate
Apr 09, 2012
Des Moines, IA
An American alligator was confiscated froma Des Moines home this week after... Reptile
Jul 17, 2011
Manchester, IA
The owner of an Iowa zoo is expected to recover from injuries suffered during... Big Cat
Nov 18, 2008
Des Moines, IA
A Chilean Flamingo that escaped from his enclosure at the Blank Park Zoo was... Other
Oct 28, 2008
Mills County , IA
Construction workers found a dead 4-ft-long North American alligator along an... Reptile
Jul 04, 2008
Webster City, IA
An American alligator was found in a floodwater pool in a resident's backyard.... Reptile
Nov 15, 2007
New Hampton, IA
A Chickasaw County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a tiger that escaped from... Big Cat
Jul 31, 2007
Glenwood , IA
Investigators seized 42 animals from a home near Glenwood. Dogs and cats were... Big Cat
Jun 07, 2006
Solon, IA
A 4-ft-long South American caiman that escaped from Witty Kitties animal shelter... Reptile
Jan 01, 2006
Princeton, IA
An elderly couple was attacked by a deer they had illegally raised as a "pet."... Other
Oct 15, 2005
Ottumwa, IA
An 8-ft-long snake was found wrapped around a car engine. The snake was probably... Reptile
May 08, 2003
Cedar Rapids, IA
A 300-lb black bear escaped from its cage and was later recaptured. Bear
Aug 04, 2002
Davenport, IA
A woman at the Mississippi Valley Fair was bitten, scratched, and hit on the... Primate
Nov 05, 1999
Des Moines, IA
A "pet" rhesus monkey, Nicky, was found running around a neighborhood. Animal... Primate
Aug 06, 1999
Clermont, IA
A black bear cub with Swenson’s Wild Midwest Exotic Petting Zoo was taken... Bear

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