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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: IL

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Results 20 - 40 of 76 total

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Location/Date Description Species
Jul 12, 2011
Alton, IL
A homeowner called authorities and reported that a large lizard was lounging... Reptile
Jun 28, 2011
Lansing, IL
Cook County sheriff's deputies seized two Capuchin monkeys from a woman's home... Primate
Aug 19, 2010
Chicago, IL
A 3-foot alligator was found near the Chicago River and captured by Chicago... Reptile
Jul 30, 2010
Mulberry Grove, IL
A helper walking by the bear enclosure while holding feed scoop used to feed... Bear
Jun 29, 2010
Peoria, IL
One ofthe two young male giraffes in the Peoria Zoo's Africa! exhibit died in... Other
Mar 05, 2010
Chicago, IL
47-year-old grandmother ignores warning signs, puts hand through fencing to... Bear
Jul 16, 2009
Quincy, IL
A 4-ft-long boa constrictor escaped and was still loose when his possessor,... Reptile
May 15, 2009
Chicago, IL
Affie, a female African elephant about to turn 40, died after her keepers at... Elephant
Feb 03, 2009
Neponset, IL
A 200-lb black bear caught on video roaming Bureau County was captured and moved... Bear
Jun 12, 2008
Rockford, IL
A woman found a 4-ft-long Burmese python in a Starbucks parking lot. The woman... Reptile
May 09, 2008
Egelston , IL
An exotic African serval cat escaped from the Egelston Township Animal Sanctuary.... Small Cat
Mar 10, 2008
Marengo, IL
Dozens of animals. including a wallaby and a fennec fox. owned by A Zoo to You... Other
Jan 22, 2008
Muncie, IL
A poisonous snake enthusiast who already spent 29 days in jail for violating... Reptile
Oct 27, 2007
Peoria, IL
A woman heard her dog barking wildly late one evening, and upon investigation... Reptile
Jun 01, 2007
Woodstock, IL
An Iowa man filed lawsuit against the Hawthorn Corporation circus training facility... Big Cat
Aug 25, 2006
Chicago, IL
A rhesus macaque being kept as a "pet" escaped its cage and bit a 14-year-old-girl... Primate
Mar 03, 2006
Chicago, IL
Zookeepers were trying to determine how a wolf at the Brookfield Zoo lost a... Other
Jan 25, 2006
Flora, IL
An 80-year-old worker at Spotted Acres farm and petting zoo was mauled by bear... Bear
Dec 30, 2005
McHenry County, IL
Sue, one of several Hawthorn Corporation Asian elephants scheduled to move to... Elephant
Sep 03, 2005
Coal Valley, IL
A lion cub named Amani died at the Niabi Zoo after the pulley on 80-pound door... Big Cat

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