Born to be Wild
Don't keep wild animals as pets!
Real Life Attack Stories
Another story is of Antoine Yates.
In 2003, Antoine Yates was mauled by his 500 lb tiger that he kept in his tiny New York apartment. After the accident, the police checked out the apartment and also noticed an alligator also in the apartment. He later recovered from his scratches and bites.
On Feb. 24, 2010, a 30-year-old male orca named Tilikum killed a trainer at the SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. The 12,300- pound whale pulled the trainer into the water while she was talking to visitors and began thrashing her around in the water
Kelly Ann Walz's black bear that got loose and killed her.
A picture of when a person was trying to get out Antoine Yates's tiger out of his small apartment.
The whale that killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in Orlando, Florida
What is legal and illegal?
have animal with a licence or permit
for commercial purposes
to own a carnivore in Arkansas
no wild animals unless for commercial purposes in Colorado
Buy or see any poisonous snake not from Delaware. (law in Delaware)
Dangers to animals and to people
Dangers for animals:
the animals environment is different from ours so some of the animals can’t adapt.
Stress for the animal
Danger for people:
can be attacked
can get sick from the animals
The impact on moving wild animals
Number of attacks
Bears: 28 injuries 4 deaths to humans
Big cats: 164 injuries 21 deaths
Elephants: 52 injuries 14 deaths
Marine: 9 injuries 2 deaths
primate: 129 injuries 0 deaths
reptile: 103 injuries 19 deathsother: 58 injuries 16 deaths
What the experts say:
Born Free USA. "Summary of State Laws Relating to Private Possession of Exotic Animals." Summary of State Laws Relating to Private Possession of Exotic Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. <http://www.bornfreeusa.org/b4a2_exotic_animals_summary.php>.
Daily News Reporter . "Pictured: The 500lb tiger encountered by police after they were called to a tiny high-rise flat." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 9 Oct. 2010. Web. 15 Jan. 2014. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319070/I-kept-500lbs-tiger-tiny-apartment--attacked-New-Yorkers-unique-relationship-unusual-pet.html>.