Colombia: 1 9. The zoo initially reported no survivors, but later confirmed that "like a miracle" two chimpanzees named Bally and Limbo had survived the devastating blaze. A black bear died after severely injuring a hunter whose companion had shot it in the North Carolina woods. As of January 31, 2020, there are 145 recognised zoos in the country. She sustained lacerations and puncture wounds. BERLIN - A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 killed more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said. They suffered burns but are in stable condition, zoo director Wolfgang Dressen said. And while one-third to one-half of zoo accidents involve slip and falls or vehicle accidents in the parking lot, which are common to many public venues and more easily planned for, the unique liability issues facing animal attractions require a solid partnership with an insurer with expertise in the field. A zookeeper was attacked by a 275-pound Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo. Bermuda: 1 6. MIAMI (CNN) - Zoo Miami staffers are giving their animals special treats to celebrate the holiday season. Hoppmann said some of the lanterns had handwritten notes on them. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. Zoo fell to his death during a rescue drill Thursday, an accident that marks the first employee death in the zoo’s 45-year history. Nicole Tillman was airlifted to a hospital after the attack in Brevard County. Officials say the woman tried to get closer to the animal to take a selfie. They were 34 centimeters (13.4 inches) long, made out of white paper with an opening at the bottom where a small fire would have been suspended. Spain: 1 10. 10 Horrifying Zoo Accidents – WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! It's the third fatal alligator attack in South Carolina in the past four years. South Korea: 2 13. Hank the sloth bear received a box of mealworms and … Note: to turn off these warnings you need to set the 'safe mode' to OFF (on the top right) The gorilla was born Dec. 28, 1971, at the zoo and was the last surviving offspring of her mother. Police said the fire may have been caused by sky lanterns launched to celebrate the new year. Kentucky State Police say a teenager appears to have died from an animal attack. Krefeld Zoo announced that it had suffered an “unfathomable tragedy” on New Year’s Eve, after its monkey sanctuary “burned down to the foundation.” Fruit bats and birds were also killed in the accident, according to media reports. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those involved. this happened about 5 … Canada: 6 3. Kristyn Hayden Ortega said she would “really like to hug my kiddos with two hands” as she recovers from serious injuries in the attack. Montana man said he was mad that the bear was going to eat him. Police and firefighters received the first emergency calls at 12:38 a.m. A senior zoo keeper was lucky to escape with her life yesterday after she was gored by a rhino on the NSW south coast yesterday at Mogo Zoo. Warning - thread 5 Shocking Zoo Accidents - Stupid is as Stupid Does might contain content that is not suitable for all ages. 240 accredited zoos and aquariums in 13 countries 1. Mei Xiang, a 22-year-old giant panda at the Smithsonian zoo in Washington, D.C., is the oldest panda to give birth in the United States, officials said. Cops say a boy died after being mauled by three pit bulls inside a fenced yard. Home » Top 10 » 10 Horrifying Zoo Accidents – WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! The zoo director also said than many of the dead animals were close to extinction in the wild. The animal was shot with a BB gun, which could have caused aggressive behavior. It will remain closed on Wednesday. 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The attack occurred near a wildlife reserve near Palm Beach County. The woman was taken to a Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia, for treatment. The primate nipped the tip of the staff member's middle finger, ZooTampa announced in a statement. A two year old boy was killed by a leopard in South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park. Close Alligator attacks are extremely unusual on that hiking trail, officials say. USA: 217 in 46 states and the District of Columbia 2. Mike Devlin. The fire heats the air inside, making them fly and shine at night. The man, in his 60s, likely surprised the bear after rounding a sharp corner. The Plumpton Park Zoo in Cecil County is temporarily closed due to a fire that left several animals dead early Saturday morning, according to the zoo's Facebook page. They have been used in Asia for celebratory events for centuries. “We have to seriously work through the mourning process,” Dressen said. 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