Captive tiger attack: Case report and review of the literature

Henry J. Schiller, Daniel C. Cullinane, Mark D. Sawyer, Scott P. Zietlow

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Tigers, as well as other large predators, are being held in private settings with increasing frequency. Unregulated private "zoos" are cropping up in many rural and suburban settings across the country. The number of attacks from captive predators also is on the rise. This case highlights the potentially violent and aggressive nature of wild animals held in captivity. Treatment principals and wounding patterns of large cat attacks are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-519
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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