Girl mauled by cougar recovering

Posted by Herb Thompson-email

Miami Gardens, FL (WFIE)- For the first time, we're seeing the cougar that mauled a south Florida teenager over the weekend.

Wildlife officials say this captive cougar named 'Chaos' escaped from its cage at a Miami Gardens home then the animal went after a 16-year-old girl.

The girl is recovering and is expected to be okay.

Wildlife officers say the cougar's owner has the necessary permits to keep the animal at his home.

He also has a menagerie of exotic animals including snakes and small alligators.