Man mauled by tiger remains hospitalized

Man mauled by tiger remains hospitalized

 

DALLAS, June 21 (UPI) — A man remained hospitalized in Dallas Wednesday after being mauled by a Bengal tiger at a facility that supplies exotic animals to zoos and exhibitions.

 

The incident happened last Friday at Zoo Dynamics. Part-time employee Don Roberts was mowing a strip of grass when the 300-pound tiger jumped a fence and attacked him, The Dallas Morning News reported.

 

The sheriff’s office told the newspaper a power failure allowed the animal to jump an electrified fence. Roberts said the tiger attacked as he ran to warn another employee it was on the loose.

 

The company, which has had exotic animals on its 5-acre property for 15 years, said it is investigating how the mauling occurred.

 

A hospital spokesman said Roberts was in the intensive care unit through the weekend and was in good condition Tuesday. He lost an ear, had claw marks all over his body and needed thousands of stitches.

 

The tiger is under quarantine and the victim reportedly does not want to press charges against the facility

 

 

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060621-104855-3483r

 

Carole’s Note:  Marcus Cook runs Zoo Dynamics and is the Advertising and Publicity Director for The Feline Conservation Federation, FKA The Long Island Ocelot Club.  It was his white tiger cubs that Barbara took photos of who had rubbed their noses raw in a roadside photo booth at a car lot last year.

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