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February 28, 2024 at 1:47 PM

'Can't be quiet anymore': SeaQuest aquariums have issues, some former employees say

SeaQuest says the top priority of its shopping mall aquariums is animal health and safety, but some advocates, parents and former employees are raising red flags.
February 28, 2024 at 1:47 PM
Advocates, former employees and parents speak out about SeaQuest mall aquariums
5 months ago

Woman killed by gator attack

Sabrina Peckham, 41, was found by in the mouth of a 13-foot alligator. The alligator was later euthanized.
5 months ago
Woman killed by gator attack
7 months ago

Woman found dead after suspected bear encounter near Yellowstone, wildlife officials say

A woman was found dead after an apparent bear encounter near Yellowstone National Park, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
7 months ago
Woman found dead after suspected bear encounter near Yellowstone
8 months ago

Alligator attack victim speaks out

13-year-old Gabriel Klimis was bitten on the hip by am eight-foot alligator in Winter Springs, Florida, and he fought it off with a stick and called 911 himself.
8 months ago
Alligator attack victim speaks out
8 months ago

Rare deadly bear attack in Arizona

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what led to the unprovoked daylight attack by the adult black bear, which killed 66-year-old Steven Jackson.
8 months ago
Rare deadly bear attack in Arizona
1 year ago

California officials are warning of increased bear encounters

Hungry bears in California are emerging from hibernation due to record snow melt and wildlife officials are now expecting an increased number of bear encounters.
1 year ago
California officials are warning of increased bear encounters
1 year ago

Escaped pet monkey shot after it ripped off woman's ear

An Oklahoma woman's ear was ripped off by an escaped pet monkey she found on her porch, police said.
1 year ago
Escaped pet monkey shot after it ripped off woman's ear
1 year ago

Police kill zebra after it nearly bites off owner's arm

Police in Ohio responded to a scary situation after a zebra attacked its owner.
1 year ago
Police kill zebra after it nearly bites off owner's arm
1 year ago

Zookeeper injured after bear escapes enclosure

The bear was shot and killed, zoo officials said.
1 year ago
Zookeeper injured after bear escapes enclosure
1 year ago

Florida zookeeper injured after bear escapes enclosure

A bear at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida was shot and killed after it escaped its enclosure and injured a zookeeper Wednesday evening, zoo officials said.
1 year ago
Florida zookeeper injured by bear that escaped enclosure
1 year ago

Man attacked by tiger at Florida Everglades attraction, authorities say

The incident occurred in the same county where a tiger attacked a man at a zoo.
1 year ago
Man attacked by tiger at Florida Everglades attraction, authorities say
1 year ago

Woman mauled by bear while walking dog: Police

A woman suffered "significant" injuries after being charged by a black bear near her home in Washington state, authorities said.
1 year ago
Woman suffers 'significant' injuries in bear attack: Sheriff
2 years ago

Woman killed in alligator attack at Florida golf course: Sheriff

Two alligators were removed from the golf course after the attack, the sheriff's office said.
2 years ago
Woman fatally attacked by 2 alligators at golf course: Sheriff
2 years ago

Alligator kills person in South Carolina after dragging them into retention pond

This was the first fatal attack in the state by an alligator since May 2020.
2 years ago
Alligator kills person after dragging them into retention pond
2 years ago

Bear euthanized after ripping into tent, injuring mother and daughter in Tennessee

The 3-year-old and her mother both sustained superficial wounds on their heads.
2 years ago
Bear euthanized after ripping into tent, injuring mother and daughter
2 years ago

Man killed in suspected alligator attack likely looking for Frisbees in lake: Police

Police are investigating a suspected deadly alligator attack in Largo, Florida.
2 years ago
Man killed in suspected alligator attack likely looking for Frisbees in lake: Police
2 years ago

911 calls release from Florida tiger attack

According to deputies, an employee stepped into the enclosure where he was unauthorized to be while a caretaker was feeding two tigers.
2 years ago
911 calls release from Florida tiger attack
2 years ago

Naples Zoo supports deputy's decision to shoot tiger after attack

The tiger attacked a man who put his hand into the exhibit.
2 years ago
Zoo supports deputy's decision to shoot tiger after attack
2 years ago

Criminal charges possible for man attacked by tiger after reaching into enclosure at Florida zoo

A worker was hospitalized with serious injuries after he entered an unauthorized area of a Florida zoo and was attacked by a tiger, authorities said.
2 years ago
Criminal charges possible for man attacked by tiger at zoo
2 years ago

Charges mulled in tiger attack

Criminal charges are on the table for a zoo maintenance worker who entered an unauthorized area and was attacked by a tiger. Police were forced to kill the endangered tiger to save him.
2 years ago
Charges mulled in tiger attack
2 years ago

Florida zoo worker sent to hospital with tiger bite

A member of the cleaning service at Naples Zoo was transported to the hospital with injuries after entering an unauthorized area and being bitten by a tiger. The animal was shot and did not survive.
2 years ago
Florida zoo worker sent to hospital with tiger bite
2 years ago

Tiger attack

An investigation is underway in Naples, Florida, where a tiger attacked a maintenance worker at a zoo. Police say he was attacked after sticking his arm into the tiger’s enclosure.
2 years ago
Tiger attack
2 years ago

Boy breaks silence after crocodile attack at Mexico resort

Charlie Buhl, 12, is speaking out after a crocodile pulled him off a staircase near a dock while on vacation with his family at Club Med in Cancun this summer.
2 years ago
Boy breaks silence after crocodile attack at Mexico resort
3 years ago

Alligator attacks zoo handler at birthday party

During a child’s birthday party over the weekend, an alligator bit the handler at a zoo outside of Salt Lake City. A guest helped free the woman and others cared for her until paramedics arrived.
3 years ago
Alligator attacks zoo handler at birthday party
3 years ago

Zoo handler survives gator attack

An alligator was caught on camera clamping its jaws down on an unidentified handler’s hand and dragging her into the water at the Scales and Tails petting zoo in Utah.
3 years ago
Zoo handler survives gator attack
3 years ago

Teen details crocodile attack at Mexico beach resort

Kiana Hummel, 18, is recovering at a hospital after she was attacked by a crocodile while vacationing at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
3 years ago
Teen details crocodile attack at Mexico beach resort
3 years ago

California teen attacked by crocodile in Mexico

She’s recovering and is now sharing her story. ABC News’ Megan Tevrizian has more.
3 years ago
California teen attacked by crocodile in Mexico
3 years ago

Camper rescued after bear attack near Yellowstone

A person was rescued by helicopter and taken to the airport after reportedly being bitten by a bear searching for food at a Mystic Lake, Montana, campsite.
3 years ago
Camper rescued after bear attack near Yellowstone
3 years ago

Teen attacked by bear while sleeping in hammock

A 16-year-old is recovering after she was attacked by a black bear while sleeping in a hammock in the middle of the night in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
3 years ago
Teen attacked by bear while sleeping in hammock
3 years ago

Teenager fends off bear with her bare hands to save her dogs

Animal experts offer advice after a teen was seen fending off a bear with her bare hands to save her dogs in her backyard.
3 years ago
Teenager fends off bear with her bare hands to save her dogs
3 years ago

Man recovering after grizzly bear attack

A hiker suffered "significant injuries" after encountering two grizzly bears at Yellowstone National Park.
3 years ago
Man recovering after grizzly bear attack
3 years ago

Colorado woman killed in suspected bear attack, wildlife officials say

A Colorado woman out walking her dogs died of a suspected bear attack, officials said.
3 years ago
Colorado woman killed in suspected bear attack, wildlife officials say
3 years ago

Cheetah attacks Columbus Zoo employee; staffer hospitalized and released

An employee of Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been released from the hospital after being attacked by a cheetah on Thursday.
3 years ago
Cheetah attacks zoo employee; staffer hospitalized and released
3 years ago

Teen tiger attack survivor recounts moments before violence

Somer Stevens, 18, remembers screaming for help after a tiger named Eeyore “pulled” her arm “into his mouth” while working at an animal sanctuary in Tennessee.
3 years ago
Teen tiger attack survivor recounts moments before violence
3 years ago

Charging cows in England trample man to death in second such attack in 10 days

A 72-year-old man in England has been killed by a herd of charging cows making him the second such victim to die in this way in just a 10-day period in the country.
3 years ago
Charging cows trample man to death in second such attack in 10 days
4 years ago

Young mountain lion believed to have killed 3 marsupials at San Francisco Zoo

A mountain lion may have killed three animals at the San Francisco Zoo.
4 years ago
Young mountain lion believed to have killed 3 marsupials at San Francisco Zoo
4 years ago

Zookeeper describes attack by tiger

Kristyn Hayden Ortega said she would “really like to hug my kiddos with two hands” as she recovers from serious injuries in the attack.
4 years ago
Zookeeper describes attack by tiger
4 years ago

Tigers attack wildlife sanctuary owner at donor event

Two Bengal tigers wounded Patty Perry, the founder of the Wildlife Environmental Conservation, during a special event. She sustained lacerations and puncture wounds.
4 years ago
Tigers attack wildlife sanctuary owner at donor event
4 years ago

Bear dies after attacking hunter in North Carolina woods, wildlife officials say

A black bear died after severely injuring a hunter whose companion had shot it in the North Carolina woods.
4 years ago
Bear dies after attacking hunter in woods, wildlife officials say
5 years ago

South Carolina woman injured in alligator attack while walking dog near pond

The woman was taken to a Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia, for treatment.
5 years ago
Woman injured in alligator attack while walking dog near pond
5 years ago

Toddler killed by leopard in South Africa's Kruger National Park

A two year old boy was killed by a leopard in South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park.
5 years ago
Leopard attacks and kills famous game park employee's 2-year-old son
5 years ago

Florida woman Nicole Tillman seriously injured by alligator while swimming in lake

Nicole Tillman was airlifted to a hospital after the attack in Brevard County.
5 years ago
Woman seriously injured in alligator attack while swimming in lake
5 years ago

Tiger attacks Arizona animal sanctuary director

Jonathan Kraft, the director and founder of Keepers of the Wild, was moving the 11-year-old tiger to a safer area during a heavy rainstorm and was attacked by the normally docile animal.
5 years ago
Tiger attacks Arizona animal sanctuary director
5 years ago

Tiger attacks Arizona animal sanctuary director, former Las Vegas illusionist

The man was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment.
5 years ago
Tiger attacks animal sanctuary director, former Las Vegas illusionist
5 years ago

Zookeeper mauled by tiger identified

Topeka Zoo officials said Kristyn Hayden-Ortega was inside the tiger exhibit Saturday morning when she was mauled by the 275-pound cat.
5 years ago
Zookeeper mauled by tiger identified
5 years ago

New details in Sumatran tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

Zookeeper Kristyn Hayden-Ortega is recovering from the attack at a local hospital.
5 years ago
New details in Sumatran tiger attack at Topeka Zoo
5 years ago

Sanjiv the tiger attacks zookeeper

A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo over the weekend is on the mend, officials said Monday.
5 years ago
Sanjiv the tiger attacks zookeeper
5 years ago

Zookeeper on the mend after tiger attack at Kansas zoo

A zookeeper was attacked by a 275-pound Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo.
5 years ago
Zookeeper on the mend after tiger attack at Kansas zoo
5 years ago

More details on the tiger attack in Kansas

Sanjiv, a tiger at the Topeka Zoo, will not be euthanized after attacking a female zookeeper as an investigation shows the animal acted as it would; the zookeeper suffered lacerations and punctures.
5 years ago
More details on the tiger attack in Kansas
5 years ago

Zoo worker hospitalized after tiger attack

The keeper was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at a zoo in Topeka, Kansas.
5 years ago
Zoo worker hospitalized after tiger attack