Sometime around 3:30 this afternoon a man in his 20s or 30s entered the tiger habitat at the Bronx Zoo. At least one of the tigers then did what tigers might do in such a situation.
As of 5 p.m. the man was in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital with severe injuries to his leg. Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny told the New York Times that emergency response staff quickly jumped in and fended off the tiger with a fire extinguisher. They were able to sequester the tiger and transport the man to the hospital.
The man may have jumped from the monorail in his effort to enter the exhibit.
Social media reports and NBC New York confirm a horrific accident today on Bronx Zoo property. A van drove off a Bronx River Parkway overpass and crashed close to (or in, proximity in early reports is still vague) the Bronx Zoo. F.D.N.Y. reports indicate all the passengers in the van were killed. Of the seven known fatalities, it’s unclear whether all were in the van or some were walking on the street where it landed. Multiple sources state 3 of the deceased were children.
WABC gives some specific details:
Naming an animal is fun because it allows you to show how clever and original you are, but without all the pressure involved in naming a child.
Now, thanks to the Bronx Zoo, you can name an animal and avoid the hassle involved in actually owning a pet. Reports the Daily News:
Adorable Read More
Daily News: We’ve been counseling the Daily News not to fear overdoing the Craigslist Killer piece this week, but we fear the paper has proven us wrong. Today’s front page promises “EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS” and offers one of them: the accused murderer caught in a candid in a sort of party fist-pump in front of some Read More
10:30 a.m. Council members and Safe Horizon will launch a domestic violence public awareness campaign at the Red Room in City Hall.
10:30 a.m. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute will release results of a poll of New York State voters asking their opinions about Governor Eliot Spitzer and other statewide officials.
11 a.m. The Bronx Read More
It was our fifth couples-therapy session ….
HILLY: So George got back from his vacation, and he was really depressed and irritable. And last weekend, we had a little altercation—remember?
GEORGE: About what?
HILLY: When I cried?
GEORGE: About what?
HILLY: We were having a great time Saturday. I rented a bicycle—he already has Read More
Hilly and I were in the middle of our fourth couples-therapy session; we’d been talking about whether or not I was controlling. Then Dr. Selman asked what we wanted to get out of the therapy ….
DR. SELMAN: It’s good to keep our eye on the goal. What do we hope to achieve?
George [to Read More
More than a year after the attack, New York still finds itself in something of a “down” mood. So here are some “N.Y.C. Practi-Pranks,” little practical jokes that you and your friends can play on the city to cheer up its populace. None are copyrighted, so feel free to make use of them. (Hey, can Read More