Two tiger attacks have left a 16 year old boy critically hurt and a 28-year-old man crippled.
16-year-old Dakota Ramel, an employee at an attraction known as Predator World in Branson West, is in critical condition at a Springfield hospital with neck and leg injuries after three tigers attacked him Monday afternoon. Ramel had gone into the Tiger Cage at the Interactive Zoo and Aquarium to take a picture for a customer when one tiger attacked him and two others joined in. Other employees grabbed CO2 fire extinguishers to get the tigers away from the boy until he could be removed from the cags.
Meanwhile, doctors at a St. Louis hospital have amputated part of one of the legs of a volunteer who was attacked by a tiger at an exotic animal farm in Warren County on Sunday. Jacob Barr was helping clean cages at the facility when the cat attacked. The tiger, which jumped over a 12-foot fence to get to Barr, was killed during the attack.