But it’s certainly not the first time zoo animals have launched vicious attacks on people. These are some of the most horrifying stories. On the morning of 27 November 1998, zookeeper Lisa Morehead was feeding a Malayan tapir named Melody (a new mother with a 2 month old baby in her enclosure) when the animal bit her left arm. Janelle Griffith is a national reporter for NBC News. Alexandra Black, 22, was dragged around by her neck "for an extended amount of time" at Conservators Center in North Carolina. Officials originally said Black had graduated from Indiana State University. Animal escapes from zoos are rare but not entirely unheard of. "The lion was shot and killed to allow Caswell County personnel to retrieve the worker. "While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person. Escaped lion kills 22-year-old intern at North Carolina zoo "The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today," the zoo said in a statement. Chimpanzee rampage: Chaos at Canary Islands zoo after primates escape enclosure and attack three staff members The three rescue animals escaped at the Oasis Park in Fueteventura Sept. 28, 2003: A 300-pound gorilla named Little Joe escapes from its enclosure at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, attacking a 2-year-old girl and a teen-age zoo employee, before being tranquilized. With Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith. The Conservators Center in Burlington — between Greensboro and Durham — announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Many people managed to escape from the site. More animals die after escaped jaguar goes on killing spree at New Orleans zoo Updated on: July 16, 2018 / 12:25 PM / CBS/AP Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills animals these animals when the owners are not at home.”27, 28 May 24, 2009/Great Bend, Kansas: A 150-pound cougar escaped an enclosure at the Great Bend Zoo when a zookeeper left a door open. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said the attack was the first time a visitor had been killed by an escaped animal at a member zoo since the Association's founding in 1924. Chimpanzees are large, potentially dangerous animals that have been known to attack humans in the past. Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo, attacks animals in their habitats. Lion escapes, kills zoo keeper at North Carolina park A lion has killed a young woman at a wildlife conservatory after it got loose from an enclosure that was supposed to be locked up. Andreas Busemann, the head of the zoo, stated that the team had … Here is a brief history of their animal escapes over the past few decades: Amber the Red Panda Only a few weeks ago, Amber the endangered Red Panda escaped from Belfast Zoo after a ‘power fault’ compromised the security of her enclosure. Here is a brief history of their animal escapes over the past few decades: Amber the Red Panda. Liverpool's zoos - escapes and attacks The media frenzy surrounding the Essex Lion last week, coupled with an interesting little piece written by Philip G. Mayer , got me thinking about some notes I made a good while back about some strange beasts that once resided, and in some cases did some damage, here in Liverpool. An alpaca and two foxes were injured in the attack and are currently being cared for, zoo officials said. Leopard that injured five in school rampage escapes from Indian zoo Male leopard that made headlines around the world earlier this month with school attack escapes … Today, her headstone remains next to the No. Authorities were unsure of how the tiger escaped, but it was clear that somehow the animal traveled over a 20-foot wall and a 15-foot moat. In the first incident, a zookeeper was bitten on the arm during a public feeding. The zoo’s perimeter is sealed off for safety and is usually reopened after the animal is secured. Initially, authorities worried that four of the zoo… Two tiger attacks occurred at the San Francisco Zoo, in 2006 and 2007, both involving a female Siberian tiger named Tatiana (June 27, 2003 – December 25, 2007). In the second incident, one person was killed and two others were injured before police shot and killed Tatiana. From a sharp-toothed zoo escapee to a killer mountain goat, we count fifteen of the most devastating animal attacks around the world! 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