September 4, 2004
Siegfried & Roy -- Articles in various sections of The Times have been in conflict about the weight of the tiger that mauled illusionist Roy Horn on Oct. 3. Times reports have given its weight as 300, 550 and 600 pounds. Siegfried & Roy's publicist and Las Vegas animal control officials said the tiger weighed about 380 pounds.
October 13, 2003
"The Tragedy of Wild Animals in Captivity" (letter, Oct. 8) insinuated that Siegfried & Roy's use of big cats in their show "for profit" justified the injury Roy Horn sustained during their performance. Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, primarily Roy, have single-handedly revived the royal white tiger and white lion. They have spent years working with zoos and organizations worldwide to conserve the species. To classify them in the same category as circus-like acts is doing them a terrible injustice.
October 4, 2005 |
Two years after he was nearly killed by a tiger on stage, the magic for Roy Horn is about walking short distances, not making elephants disappear. Horn, of the famed duo Siegfried & Roy, remains partially paralyzed. His goal is to walk without assistance. "It will be soon," he said. "I will surprise everybody when I do it. I like surprises." Horn turned 61 Monday on the second anniversary of the attack.
December 24, 2003 |
Animal trainer Roy Horn has returned to his home in Las Vegas to continue recovering from the tiger mauling that ended the "Siegfried & Roy" magic show in which he starred, his manager said. Horn, 59, almost died after a male white tiger grabbed him by the neck and dragged him off stage during a performance at the Mirage resort on Oct. 3.
October 30, 2003 |
Siegfried and Roy illusionist Roy Horn has been transferred from Las Vegas' University Medical Center trauma unit to the UCLA Medical Center. "This is the next step in the recovery process," said the magicians' spokesman, David Kirvin. Kirvin declined to comment specifically on Horn's condition. The illusionist was mauled onstage by a tiger during an Oct. 3 performance at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, where the duo has been performing since 1990.
October 8, 2003
Re "Tiger Attacks Las Vegas Magician During Show," Oct. 4: My hopes and prayers go out to Las Vegas magician Roy Horn, who was seriously mauled by a tiger in his act. Yet I also can't help feeling that the man brought this on himself, all in the name of profit. People think that wild animals are better off in humans' care, but this is simply not the case. If you watch animals in captivity, they show extreme signs of frustration and boredom, all because they are restricted from displaying behaviors that are innate to them, killing and hunting included.