Peter Getz


Age: 32

volunteer at the nonprofit animal refugee Safari's Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary outside Tulsa, Oklahoma who suffered from puncture wounds to his neck and upper back and trauma to his vertabre after he was savagely mauled by Rocky, a 1,000-pound liger (rare cross-breed between a lion and a tiger), when the hybrid cat pounced on him during feeding time on October 29, 2008 but zoo officials said he somehow entered Rocky's cage under mysterious circumstances, then hauled himself out with help from two fellow keepers before he collapsed and was airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition, in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture's animal and plant health inspection service is currently investigating the attack.

Cause of Death: Wounds after being mauled by a liger

Born: July 8, 1976

Died: October 30, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma