Mar 10, 2018 Jaddah, Saudi Arabia:  A horror moment was caught on film when a little girl is mauled by a lion after kids were trapped inside enclosure where their parents had brought them to play with a "cub". 0000014986 00000 n The girl can be seen screaming in terror as lion swipes at her with its paws, pinning her to the wall before forcing her to the ground. 0000005821 00000 n Fatal Attractions. 0000017415 00000 n 162 41 (Editor note: This story is originally from 2008, and was recently shared on Reddit.) The U.S. represents less than 5% of the entire global population, but up through 2006 79% of ALL captive cat incidents occurred in the U.S.  (Now that the US is clamping down on the exotic pet trade, the reports in 2007 show a decline in U.S. incidents compared to the rest of the world)  Likewise, Florida represents less than 6% of the U.S. population while 12% of all U.S. incidents occur in Florida. Mar 6, 2018 Pretoria, SA:   A 22-year-old, unnamed woman was mauled to death while visiting a popular private wildlife sanctuary run by Kevin Richardson, the well-known “Lion Whisperer,” near Pretoria at the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. (Editor note: This story is originally from 2008, and was recently shared on Reddit.) Mendez ran away and attempted to climb an 18-foot high mesh to get away from security. Tigers killed 129 people in the Sundarbans mangrove forest from 1969 to 1971. Aug 20, 2019 South Africa:  Leon van Biljon was killed by his pet lions at the Mahala View Lion Lodge. In January 2010 two sisters were attacked by lionesses at the Weltevrede Lion Farm. Aug. 28, 2020 Hoedspruit, S. Africa: West Mathewson (68) of the Lion Tree Top Lodge has died of his injuries after he was attacked by his beloved white lions. But in recent years, the number of big cats showing up in backyards and city parks has grown. 0000003843 00000 n See the video. The man was said to be under the influence of drugs. Dec 9, 2019 Pakistan:  A zookeeper was attacked by a lion through the bars of its enclosure during feeding time as onlookers screamed in horror. 81% of the fatal dog attacks that occur in … Some of these involve very minor injuries, while others may result in serious or even fatal consequences. Sept 21, 2018 Fresno, CA:  A lion bit a trespasser at the Chaffee Zoo in Central Fresno. Animal Bite Accident Statistics. Python has its skull crushed by a leopard it tried to attack. Bablu climbed a three-feet tall fence and crossed a moat, which is16-feet deep and 32-feet wide, to enter the tigress’s enclosure. Since 1990, more than 300 dangerous incidents involving big cats have occurred in 44 states. 0000012211 00000 n Mar 5 2019 Zdechov Czech Republic:  33 year old Michal Prasek was mauled to death by a 9 year old lion he raised from a cub. Feb. 24, 2020 Pakistan:  The remains of 18-year-old Muhammad Bilal were found inside a lion enclosure at a zoo in Lahore, Pakistan two days after he went missing. 0000004979 00000 n They especially love the fatal exotic animal mauling accidents, with big cat attacks being their favorite, turning them into sensationalized pieces resembling Hollywood horror movie scripts. Buying lions from a hunting lodge and raising them to show off with does not make someone a conservationist or a rescuer, if they continue sending the bad messages he did by posing with the lions as if they could be kept as pets. But it's not the first time man and bear have gotten too close in alaska. Another zookeeper died there in 2004 after being mauled by a hungry tiger. Jan 7, 2020 Mexico:  Noemi Rosas Fragoza, 30, faces losing her arm after she was mauled by a jaguar when she got too close to its cage to 'take a selfie'. Every year, millions of bite accidents and animal attacks occur, mostly due to interactions with animals that people keep as pets. Rabies is a viral infection that is spread by a bite or saliva from an infected animal, and once the virus enters the body, it attacks your cat’s nerves, spinal cord, and brain and is fatal. 0000009728 00000 n Weber was rehearsing for his act when one of the tigers knocked him down before the other three pounced on him and mauled him to death. killed.4 In 2011, the Big Cat Rescue database, another large animal welfare organization, indicated that 75% of all attacks were reported in the United States.5 Although not providing data on numbers of incidents, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which … His family found a skull and two bones inside the enclosure of Safari Park Lahore which had four lions inside. Leon van Biljon was widely known as "The Lion Man" because he would walk into the cages with adult lions. Officers went to the scene, but the cub was long gone, according to OPP. 0000004690 00000 n Officials described the tiger as “usually quite docile”. 0000050829 00000 n Drivers in the car park honked horns to scare the puma away and stop the attack. May 13, 2019 S. Africa:  A 4-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being attacked by a lioness, who ripped off her scalp, at Weltevrede Lion Farm in Heilbron owned by Nico Roets. Ukraine Circus in 2018:  Members of the audience at a circus in Ukraine captured the terrifying moment a lion turned on its trainer and attacked him. The big cat lunged at police and animal control officers, who shot the cat. The lions - living in separate pens - were shot dead by police called to the scene. There are so many that they won't all fit on one page. Adam Wilkerson said he was at the zoo with his family when someone came running around the corner yelling for help. Florida boasts the most comprehensive sets of regulations allowing private ownership of exotic cats while ranking #1 in the highest numbers of big cat killings, maulings and escapes. Jan 1, 2019 Parkland, FL:  A 60 pound male cougar jumped a backyard fence and after spooking neighbors was tranquilized and removed by the FWC. Reports said the big cat severed a tendon and the victim may lose her arm. Several visitors witnessed the attack. 5, 2020 India:  30-year-old Wasim Ansari was killed by a nine-year-old tigress, Anuskha, after he leapt into her enclosure at the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, also known as Birsa zoo, in Ranchi’s Ormanjhi.