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Am Surg. 2007 May;73(5):516-9.

Captive tiger attack: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Division of Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery, Mayo Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

Abstract

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.

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17521011
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