Born To Be Wild

Hallie Coronado

Real life stories

I read a story online about a toddler and I python the owners of the python were the mother and her boyfriend of the toddler. they were sentenced to 12 years in jail after their pet python kept strangling there 2 year old daughter.

In 2009, Sandra Herold called her friend Charla Nash for help getting Herold's 200-pound pet chimpanzee, Travis, back into his cage. But Travis turned on Nash, brutally attacking her by mauling her face and hands. Connecticut officials declined to prosecute Herold, although when Herold died of a rupture aortic aneurysm in 2010, Nash's family still had a $50 million civil suit in the works. Nash later became the first patient to ever receive a double hand and face transplant.

The animal control department of Odessa, Texas, had already cited Amber Michelle Couch for not keeping her 150-Pound Mountain Lion current on his vaccines and pointed out that the cage the lion lived in was too small and the gaps in between the bars too wide to be safe. But in October 2011, Couch's nephew got too close to the cage and the lion which was later killed -- lacerated and punctured the child's face, according to the Odessa American Online.

Other Information and Sources

Whats legal and illegal- It’s illegal in most states. if they ever get loose or get taken out back to the wild they could forget anything they they about living in the wild if they were held captive for so long. they could die.

Dangers of people- The animal can get scared and freak out on the human, the animal may not mean it but it still can kill the owner. the charla nash story the chimapanzee got out of its cage and didn’t attack the owner. He attacked the friend of the owner. Thats a good example. anyone l in most states..

Whats the impact on the environment?- It takes away from the food chain. it changes the environment

Whats the number?- 75 deaths, between 5000 and 7000 tigers are kept as pets (thats more than exsist in the world!)

what do the experts say?-Exotic animals do not make good companions. They require special care, housing, diet, and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. When in the hands of private individuals the animals suffer due to poor care. They also pose safety and health risks to their possessors and any person coming into contact with them.

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