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Zoo Incidents October 2018


As a ongoing new feature, CWI will bring together a collection of incidents that have compromised the health and safety of animals confined in zoos.

Houston Zoo exhibit evacuated after chimp smashes glass window (link)

Bongo escapes enclosure by jumping the fence, 600 guests in zoo at time of escape (link)

Bear kills wolf in shared enclosure at Netherlands zoo (link)

Woman contracts skin infection Mycobacterium marinum from touch pool at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (link)

Zookeeper injured by bison during vet exam at Columbus Zoo (link)

African serval bites toddler during an “ambassador animal” birthday party at Potawatomi Zoo (link)

Chimp breaks glass barrier at Houston Zoo in front of guests (link)

Male white-tailed deer kills two collared peccaries in shared exhibit at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, TX (link)

Two baby elephants die of herpes at Chester Zoo- six have died since 2009 (link)

Roughly 100 wild-caught cetaceans being held in Russia for the Chinese marine park industry (link)


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