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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: IL

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Location/Date Description Species
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
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
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
Sep 05, 2011
Brookfield, IL
Nea, a 4-year old dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, died unexpectedly after presumably... Marine
Aug 18, 2011
Colfax, IL
An emu escaped from its enclosure at the Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue... Other

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