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Big Cat Attacks

These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014.  There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful. For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state  for  less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.   See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More

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Bella

  BELLA Female tiger DOB 1996 Rescued 5/18/07  Died 10/11/13   Bella is very quite and reserved. She spent her first few days in her new enclosure in her den. She had never had a den before, so the dark secluded area was quite appealing. Bella was spayed shortly after her arrival, so that she and TJ can live together again. They were a breeding pair at Savage Kingdom. Bella has turned around since her arrival and is quickly becoming a favorite among volunteers and guests alike.   Tributes to Bella    Savage Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Mar 6 2013 Intern Mauled to Death

March 6, 2013 Fresno, CA: A 24 year old intern named Dianna Hanson was mauled to death while inside a cage with a four year old male lion named Cous Cous. The lion had been raised at the zoo since he was 8 weeks old. Another worker tried to distract the lion, to no avail, and the sheriff shot the cat to death, but it was too late for Dianna Hanson. The facility is called Project Survival Cat Haven and is run by Dale Anderson. On his website he says, "In the seventh grade a gentleman brought a Mountain Lion to my class... After that experience I Read More

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Even a housecat can do damage

The horrifying injuries inflicted woman by cat   Injured: Nora Scott, 80, pictured after being mauled by a household cat Bruised and bloodied, this vulnerable pensioner looks as though she has been the victim of a savage mugging. In fact Nora Scott's injuries were inflicted by an ordinary household cat. The 80-year-old is now callingforlaws to protect people from dangerous cats after being mauled by a neighbour's pet while she tended her garden at her home in Staffordshire. Mrs Scott was leftwith two black eyes and painful scratches Read More

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Zookeeper Mauled to Death by Captive Leopard at Nanping Jiufeng Mountain Zoo

A zookeeper in Nanping City of southeast China's Fujian Province, was bitten to death by a leopard Thursday morning. The fierce beast attacked the breeder in Nanping Jiufeng Mountain Zoo around 8:40am when he opened the cage. The man was bitten in his neck and died at the scene, Fujian News Radio reported. The victim, whose name has not been disclosed, was the zoo's crocodile keeper and was told to substitute for the absent leopard keeper that day.The zoo shot the leopard with an anesthetic gun in order to calm it down. Operations at the Read More
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