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3 months ago

Rare mountain lion attack leaves 1 brother dead, authorities say

A weekend outing to the Northern California woods took a horrific turn for two brothers when a mountain lion attacked them, killing one.
3 months ago
File photo of a mountain lion in Cornville, Ariz.
3 months ago

Mountain lion attack in Northern California

On Saturday, the El Dorado Sheriff's Office responded to a mountain lion attack that left one dead and one injured.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Mountain lion attack in Northern California
3 months ago

1 dead, 1 injured after mountain lion attack in California

Officials said it was the first fatal attack by a cougar in California in 20 years.
3 months ago
Officials said it was the first fatal attack by a cougar in California in 20 years.
4 months ago

Advocates, former employees and parents speak out about SeaQuest mall aquariums

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.
4 months ago
SeaQuest has seven locations across the U.S. and says it's the fastest-growing aquarium in the world.
9 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.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Woman killed by gator attack
1 year ago

Woman found dead after suspected bear encounter near Yellowstone

A woman was found dead after an apparent bear encounter near Yellowstone National Park, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
1 year ago
File image of Yellowstone National Park.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Alligator attack victim speaks out
1 year 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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: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
An Oklahoma woman's ear was ripped off by an escaped pet monkey she found on her porch, police said.
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
A screengrab from a police bodycam footage shows police in Ohio rescue a man who was allegedly attached by an aggressive zebra on March 12, 2023.
1 year ago

Zookeeper injured after bear escapes enclosure

The bear was shot and killed, zoo officials said.
1 year ago
The bear was shot and killed, zoo officials said.
1 year ago

Florida zookeeper injured by bear that escaped 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
A zookeeper was injured by an escaped bear at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Fl., on Dec. 21, 2022.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee, Fla.
2 years ago

Woman suffers 'significant' injuries in bear attack: Sheriff

A woman suffered "significant" injuries after being charged by a black bear near her home in Washington state, authorities said.
2 years ago
A road sign advises people to be cautious of bears nearby, in this stock image.
2 years ago

Woman fatally attacked by 2 alligators at golf course: Sheriff

Two alligators were removed from the golf course after the attack, the sheriff's office said.
2 years ago
Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Fla., is seen here in  an image from Google Maps Street View from May 2022.
2 years ago

Alligator kills person after dragging them into retention pond

This was the first fatal attack in the state by an alligator since May 2020.
2 years ago
A man has died after an alligator attack in Myrtle Beach, S.C., June 24, 2022. The victim was recovered from the pond, and the alligator was removed and euthanized on site.
2 years ago

Bear euthanized after ripping into tent, injuring mother and daughter

The 3-year-old and her mother both sustained superficial wounds on their heads.
2 years ago
A baby bear climbs a tree off of a trail at the Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gaitlinburg, Tenn., June 3, 2019.
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
An alligator warning sign is posted in waters near the scene where a man was found dead after going into the lake to retrieve lost disc golf discs at John S. Taylor Park, May 31, 2022 in Largo, Fla.
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
VIDEO: 911 calls release from Florida tiger attack
2 years ago

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
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens President and CEO Jack Mulvena speaks during a press conference, Dec. 31, 2021, about the shooting death of Eko the tiger at the zoo. The tiger was shot on Dec. 29, by a sheriff's deputy to free a member of a cleaning service who entered an unauthorized area near the tiger enclosure. The tiger later died.
2 years ago

Criminal charges possible for man attacked by tiger at 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
A man was attacked by a Malayan tiger at the Naples Zoo in Naples, Fla., on Dec. 29, 2021. The tiger was shot by authorities.
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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO:  Tiger attack
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO:  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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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 Parks and Wildlife officers and La Plata County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene where a 39-year-old woman was found dead in a suspected bear attack in Trimble, Colo., May 1, 2021.
3 years ago

Cheetah attacks 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
Isabelle, a cheetah at the Columbus Zoo, bit and injured a staff member on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The injured worker was treated and released from the hospital.
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
VIDEO: Teen tiger attack survivor recounts moments before violence
4 years ago

Charging cows 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.
4 years ago
Malcolm Flynn, 72, died in an incident on Friday, Sept. 11 when Northumbria Police received a report that a manhad been seriously injured by a herd of charging cows near Thirlwall Castle in Northumberland while out walking with a friend.
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
Surveillance camera shows a young mountain lion wandering through the KGO_TV/ABC7 station's parking lot in San Francisco, June 16, 2020. The animal was safely captured June 18 after he roamed the streets for two days.
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
VIDEO: Zookeeper describes attack by tiger
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Tigers attack wildlife sanctuary owner at donor event
5 years ago

Bear dies after attacking hunter in woods, wildlife officials say

A black bear died after severely injuring a hunter whose companion had shot it in the North Carolina woods.
5 years ago
5 years ago

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
In this undated file photo, a juvenile American alligator sunbathes in the grass in Charleston, South Carolina.
5 years ago

Leopard attacks and kills famous game park employee's 2-year-old son

A two year old boy was killed by a leopard in South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park.
5 years ago
This handout picture released by Durham University on April 19, 2017 shows a leopard at the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa, June 25, 2012.
5 years ago

Woman seriously injured in alligator attack while swimming in lake

Nicole Tillman was airlifted to a hospital after the attack in Brevard County.
5 years ago
A woman was attacked by an alligator in Brevard County, Fla., on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was seriously injured and flown to an area hospital.
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
VIDEO: Tiger attacks Arizona animal sanctuary director
5 years ago

Tiger attacks animal sanctuary director, former Las Vegas illusionist

The man was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment.
5 years ago
Bowie, an 11-year-old tiger, attacked the director of the animal sanctuary where he lives on Monday, April 22, 2019.
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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: 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
VIDEO: Sanjiv the tiger attacks zookeeper