Tiger Attacks -- in Missouri


An odd coincidence: two tiger attacks in two days—both in Missouri. The first happened in Warrenton, not far from St Louis, where a tiger escaped its enclosure at an exotic animal sanctuary and mauled a volunteer worker. Surgeons amputated his lower leg. The Tiger News blog has some background, including allegations that the facility has not been properly run.


The second incident occurred in Branson West, where a 16-year-old worker entered a cage with a camera. One tiger knocked him down; two others seized him and dragged him into a water trough. Co-workers rescued him. At last report he was in critical condition with wounds that included bites to the neck.


Here’s more on both incidents from the Tri-City Herald.


UPDATE: This article from the Riverfront Times adds some useful context about the legal situation.



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