https://www.bornfreeusa.org/ maintains a database of exotic animal incidents that occur in the United States. Such incidents include but are not limited to: animal escapes, human injuries, human fatalities, and injuries to animals. The database has records from 1990 to present day, and include incidents from accredited and non-accredited zoos, circuses, and pet owners. After examining … Continue reading What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics
You may or may not be living under a rock if you have not seen or heard of Tiger King. I am late to the party, but began watching the new, short Netflix series last week. The documentary follows three exotic animal keepers, Joe Exotic, “Doc” Antle, and Carole Baskin, and their personal connection to … Continue reading What Is an Exotic Animal? – Are They Legal or Illegal to Keep in the USA
The good news is the chance of being killed by a shark is low, extremely low. 1 in 3.75 million, worldwide!* Being struck by lightning is 242 times more likely to happen in your lifetime. Great White (Photo credit: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/shark-attack-great-white-shark-16894821) But, let’s say you so happened to be attacked by a shark. What kind of … Continue reading Odds of Being Fatally Attacked by a Shark?
Often, I used to ask myself this question. There are many animals I thought it could be. But, without doing a little research, I could never be certain. I was not surprised by the answer, but had not considered this animal: The Bengal Tiger. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Champawat Tiger was … Continue reading A True Man-Eater. What Kind of Animal Has Killed the Most Humans, Singlehandedly?