Heather Ann Stewart rescued Aneeta A. Campbell from an attacking jaguar, Bon Accord, Alberta, April 13, 1992. Miss Campbell, 25, and Miss Stewart, 26,employees of a private zoo, were exiting a jaguar’s pen after leaving food there for the jaguar. Before Miss Campbell could leave the enclosure, the jaguar, an eight-year-old, 90-pound male, broke out of the shelter in which it was confined during feeding time. The jaguar took Miss Campbell to the ground and seized her left arm with its mouth. She screamed for help. Miss Stewart immediately ran to Miss Campbell, where she struck and kicked the animal in attempts to get it to release its hold. Miss Stewart then ran to a truck parked nearby and obtained a sledge hammer, which she took back to the scene. She repeatedly struck the jaguar with the hammer, causing it to release its grip on Miss Campbell, who then rolled away and ran to the truck. Miss Stewart joined her in the truck, and they went to safety. The zoo manager responded to the scene and shot the jaguar dead. Miss Campbell was hospitalized five days for a broken left arm and lacerations, which required sutures.
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