Greater Vancouver Zoo

An employee was injured by a jaguar at the Greater Vancouver Zoo, according to WorkSafeBC, which said the incident had the potential for “serious injury.”  An inspection report obtained by CBC News, dated Dec. 13, 2021, says the worker was feeding the jaguar when it crawled up a metal feeding chute.  The jaguar “gripped” the worker’s hand in its mouth, according to the report.

Another worker used the end of a broom handle to pound on the door of the jaguar’s enclosure. The injured worker was then able to free their hand.