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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: IL

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Location/Date Description Species
Sep 04, 2014
East Moline, IL
Customers at an Illinois Burger King spotted a 6-foot boa constrictor lounging... Reptile
Aug 08, 2014
Cicero, IL
A 6-foot long reticulated python has been missing for almost 2 weeks. Police... Reptile
Feb 25, 2014
Chicago, IL
John Basile, the owner of the Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport, was arrested and... Big Cat
Jan 12, 2014
South Elgin, IL
A baby sugar glider still nursing from her mother was stolen from a pet shop. Other
Jan 10, 2014
Dundee, IL
A peacock escpaed its pen at a petting zoo and froze to death. Other
Nov 10, 2013
Sherwood, IL
A long-time employee was mauled to death by a cougar at the WildCat Haven in... Big Cat
Nov 04, 2013
Chicago, IL
A small alligator was found under an escaltor at Chicago's O'Hare international... Reptile
Aug 09, 2013
Brookfield, IL
A newborn calf at the Brookfield Zoo died of unknown causes. A necropsy will... Marine
Jun 03, 2013
Godfrey, IL
A 6-year old boy was bitten on his forearm by a pet primate when the boy tried... Primate
Sep 30, 2012
Warrenville, IL
A boa constrictor was found in a neighbor's yard and taken to a rescue center.... Reptile
Sep 20, 2012
Waukegan, IL
A worker picking up trash discovered a 12 to 15-foot albino Burmese python outside... Reptile
Aug 14, 2012
Hinsdale, IL
A pet snake valued at $450 was allegedly stolen by a former boyfriend. No arrests... Reptile
Jan 28, 2012
Downers Grove, IL
Police are investigating the theft of a boa constrictor from a Petco store in... Reptile
Nov 01, 2011
Quincy, IL
A black bear cub, a monkey and a 3-pound fox were confiscated by officials from... Primate
Bear
Other
Oct 30, 2011
Brookfield, IL
A baby bottlenose dolphin died minutes after birth at the Brookfield Zoo. Cause... Marine
Oct 26, 2011
Chicago, IL
Puiji, a 25-year old female beluga whale died following a seizure. Preliminary... Marine
Oct 21, 2011
Crystal Lake, IL
An anonymous tip led police to he basement of a Crystal Lake home where officers... Reptile
Other
Oct 16, 2011
Cary, IL
A 6-year old, 5-foot long female alligator was found living in a bathtub during... Reptile
Sep 26, 2011
Joliet, IL
A man found a 6 and 1/2 foot ball python coiled around his car's carburetor... Reptile
Sep 15, 2011
Chicago, IL
A woman found hoarding several species of animals, including exotics and wildlife... Other

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