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Exotic Animal Incidents

State: TN

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Location/Date Description Species
Mar 23, 2014
Robertson County, TN
A ferret attacked a 5-month old baby leaving the child with serious injuries... Other
Nov 20, 2013
Dyer County, TN
A woman reported to authorities that someone had killed nearly $5,000 worth... Reptile
Oct 30, 2013
Memphis, TN
Police received a call about a loose animal that turned out to be a coatimundi.... Other
Oct 11, 2012
Clarksville, TN
A $3,000 pet marmoset monkey named Gizzy was stolen from a home. Nothing else... Primate
May 07, 2012
Chattanooga, TN
Police catch a monkey named Molly that had been roaming around the neighborhood... Primate
Apr 07, 2012
Land Between the Lakes, TN
A 10-foot albino python was found. It is believed the snake was abandoned by... Reptile
Dec 19, 2011
Heiskell, TN
More than 100 animals, many of them illegal wildlife, were found living in bad... Primate
Reptile
Small Cat
Other
Aug 04, 2011
Shelbyville, TN
Authorities shot and killed a pet monkey after it escaped and attacked a woman... Primate
Mar 15, 2011
Knoxville, TN
A Capuchin monkey escaped and was found 2 days later in a neighbor's tree. ... Primate
Jan 14, 2011
Knoxville, TN
An 8,000 lb elephant named Edie at the Knoxville, Tennessee Zoo backed a trainer... Elephant
Dec 17, 2010
Rogersville, TN
Deputies with the HCSO Narcotics Unit found, and was assaulted by, aggressive... Primate
Dec 01, 2009
Marion County, TN
Two hunters discovered a 3-ft-long alligator while hunting on Aetna Mountain.... Reptile
Jul 08, 2009
Memphis, TN
A 1-day-old elephant calf died at the Memphis Zoo after stumbling and falling.... Elephant
May 24, 2009
Memphis, TN
A zookeeper suffered a serious bite to his upper right calf when he came in... Big Cat
May 19, 2009
Hohenwald, TN
A 21 year old Asian elephant dies at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. "Ned"... Elephant
Jan 09, 2008
Memphis, TN
Attempting to evade the zoo workers chasing her, a stray dog jumped into the... Big Cat
Sep 02, 2007
Nashville, TN
A gibbon at the Nashville Zoo, named Dixon, escaped from his habitat by jumping... Primate
Jul 04, 2007
Crossville, TN
State and federal investigations were underway to determine how three tigers,... Bear
Big Cat
Mar 11, 2007
Spring City, TN
Wildlife officers discovered a 5-ft-long alligator in Watts Bar Lake. The officers... Reptile
Dec 31, 2006
Bartlette, TN
A family which kept several kangaroos, wallabies, and other exotic "pets" in... Other

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