July 2, 2018

Episode 094: Wild Things: The San Francisco Zoo Tiger Attacks

Episode 094: Wild Things: The San Francisco Zoo Tiger Attacks

If true crime stories teach us anything it's that man is the most dangerous animal of all. In this new series I will detail cases where human's behavior results in wild animals becoming involved in crime stories.   This series will NOT detail...

If true crime stories teach us anything it's that man is the most dangerous animal of all. In this new series I will detail cases where human's behavior results in wild animals becoming involved in crime stories.  

This series will NOT detail cases of animal cruelty.

First up, a tiger escapes its enclosure at a zoo and attacks three men? Was the tiger provoked? What would cause an animal to attack humans out of the blue? 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Patricia Yollin, Tanya Schevitz, and Kevin Fagan, SFGate.com, "SF Zoo visitor saw 2 victims of tiger attack teasing lions," Jan 3, 2008. 

Linda Goldston, San Jose Mercury News, "Tiger attack: San Jose brothers receive $900,000 settlement from San Franciscio Zoo," May 29, 2009.