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Wooten’s Tiger Incident

March 22, 2022

OCHOPEE, Fla.—A Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours employee received injuries to his hands and arms today while feeding tigers in the company’s animal sanctuary. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The tigers were not injured and remain in their enclosure.

Wooten’s is licensed to care for tigers by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Department of Agriculture.

Wooten’s is working with law enforcement in an ongoing investigation of the incident. When the investigation is finished, a report will be released. After that time, Wooten’s will publish an updated statement.

All of us at Wooten’s offer our sincere sympathies to the employee and his family, and wish him a speedy recovery.