Cases of animal attacks on humans.
What is it - an act of violence or self-defense? ..
February 2010 5579-pound orca named Tilikum attacked by a 40-year-old trainer Don jaws, pulled her into the water in front of the astonished audience. The woman died. (Red Huber / Orlando Sentinel / Polaris)
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February 2009. A male chimpanzee Travis attacked her friend Charla Nash of his master, as a result it has lost its eyes, nose, face and hands. Chimpanzees, who previously starred in various TV shows and commercials, was shot dead by a police officer in Connecticut during the incident. (Kathleen O'Rourke / Stamford Advocate / AP)
In April 2008. The five-year grizzly Rocky, who were trained to fight with experienced artists, Stephen Miller was bitten in the neck during the filming of promotional video in Big Bear Lake, California. Tamer died on the spot. (Christina Bush / AP)
December 2007. The four-year Siberian tiger Tatiana escaped from the San Francisco Zoo and killed a teenager, injuring two more straight into Christmas. (Ben Margot / AP)
April 2007. The trainer was killed and more than 20 people were injured when, during the festival in the Indian state of Kerala elephant broke loose. (AP)
September 2006. The famous "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin died after a stingray stung him in the chest while filming on the Great Barrier Reef. (AP)
October 2003 Amateur bears Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend were almost completely eaten by grizzlies in Katmai National Park in Alaska after lived with them 13 seasons. Timothy later became the subject of the documentary "Grizzly Man."
In June 2003 12-year-old Brian Jeffrey Griffin attacked by an alligator and dragged him into the water when the boy was swimming with friends in the Dead River, Florida. (Bettmann / Corbis)
March 2002. 270-pound white Bengal tiger attacked Roy of transmission «Siegfried and Roy» during their performance at the "Mirage" in Las Vegas. (Laura Rauch / AP)
June 2001. The editor of the journal «San Francisco Chronicle» Phil Bronstein (then wife, actress Sharon Stone) had to have surgery on his leg after he was bitten by a poisonous Komodo dragon during a private trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. (Gary Bell / Corbis)
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