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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: IL

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Location/Date Description Species
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
Jul 18, 2005
Elgin, IL
A monkey on the loose was sighted by several people and reported to police and... Primate
Jul 11, 2005
Chicago, IL
An outside audit of the Lincoln Park Zoo regarding the death of African elephant... Elephant
Jul 05, 2005
Chicago, IL
A 450-pound male silverback gorilla named Kwan bit a zoo worker at Lincoln Park... Primate
Mar 20, 2005
Thackery, IL
A 4-year-old girl was recovering from injuries she sustained when she was bitten... Big Cat
Oct 16, 2004
Chicago, IL
Tatima, a 35-year-old African elephant at the Lincoln Park Zoo, was found dead... Elephant
Sep 11, 2004
Lynwood, IL
A cougar was spotted in a suburban neighborhood. It was suspected that the cougar... Big Cat
Sep 09, 2004
Chicago, IL
The master keeper at the Lincoln Park Zoo was in serious condition with multiple... Big Cat
Sep 08, 2004
Peoria, IL
A worker at the Wildlife Prairie State Park was in critical condition after... Bear
May 03, 2004
Lake County, IL
A cougar was spotted by as many as 50 residents over the past two months. Officials... Big Cat
Mar 09, 2004
Libertyville, IL
Illinois officials reported receiving multiple calls from locals who reported... Big Cat
Feb 13, 2004
Lake County, IL
A cougar had been spotted several times since January. The cougar was either... Big Cat
Feb 10, 2004
Elizabethtown, IL
A man was apparently changing the bedding of his “pet” lion’s pen when... Big Cat
Nov 12, 2003
Brookfield, IL
A woman jumped the fence at the Brookfield Zoo to reach into the gray wolf’s... Other
Aug 06, 2003
Chicago, IL
A "pet" rhesus monkey escaped from her home after she opened the cage latch... Primate
Jun 30, 2003
A total of 81 cases of monkeypox in humans were being investigated in 6 states... Other
Jun 15, 2003
Benton, IL
A 40-lb, 6-1/2-ft-long Asian water monitor escaped from her cage after prying... Reptile
Mar 31, 2003
Hennepin, IL
The owner of Second Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary was attacked and killed by... Big Cat
Mar 03, 2003
Pope County, IL
A 7-ft-tall black bear escaped from his "owner" while being walked. The bear... Bear

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