The Perazzo Law Firm Serves Victims of Animal Attacks in Florida Zoos and Wildlife Theme Parks
Humans Beware – We are Animals
Jungle Island, Miami. Though some wild animals can be trained to live and dwell alongside humans, this does not necessarily mean they are harmless. In a recent incident involving a wild animal, an orangutan held in captivity and showcased at the Jungle Island Theme Park in Miami, attacked and injured a volunteer worker this past Wednesday afternoon. Though the injuries sustained by the worker were not life threatening, the incident raises awareness as to the risks that employees that work with animals, be they domestic or wild, must face on a regular basis. According to Jungle Island officials, the emergency response team and primate keepers were able to respond quickly to the attack. Miami Fire Rescue units were also called to attend to the incident as the rescue captain stated that the worker, a female volunteer, was taken to a local hospital. The park, originally called Parrot Jungle reopened after undergoing major improvements as it was devastated by the fury of Hurricane Irma. The park features wild animals which include large felines such as Hercules, a 900-pound Liger, (a cross between a lion and a tiger) as well as other wild animals like snakes, kangaroos, and vultures, which can be dangerous to visitors and workers alike. The incident, which is being investigated, places emphasis on the safety of workers that deal with wild animals for the amusement of humans.