Why infanticide can benefit animals
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Infanticide is a powerful tool in ensuring the survival of a species, researchers are increasingly finding.
It sounds like the cruellest thing of all - mothers and fathers brutally killing their animal offspring.
But for many animal infants, the greatest threat to their survival they face is from their own Read More
Jacquian Williams Took a Founder Tour with Carole Baskin
Jacquian Williams and his son visited for a quite private tour on April 1, 2012. Says, Carole Baskin, "It was a very serene experience to walk amongst the cats and watch this gentle giant in his peaceful relationship with his son. He seemed to be astounded at the suffering these cats have experienced in their "former lives" and I believe he will carry their message to others."
TAMPA - It's the NFC championship game angle everyone's talking about on Fowler Avenue.
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SNU Scholar Says Tigers Caught on Remote Jindo Islet
Local Korean hunters pose in front of a tiger hunted by them and an English sportsman Ford G. Barclay on the island of Jindo in South Korea's South Jeolla Province in 1903.
"Even on the southern remote islands of the Korean Peninsula were filled with lots of Siberian tigers a century or so ago", argued Prof. Lee Hang of the Seoul National University in a press release on Feb. 19, 2012.
Prof. Lee heads the Fund for Korean Tigers Conservation.
He showed to the local Korean press Read More
Woman Says Her Boss's Bearcat Mauled Her
By CAMERON LANGFORD
HOUSTON (CN) - The owner of an exotic animal farm let an untrained employee weigh bearcats, and one of the animals viciously attacked her, the woman claims in court.
Brittany Wilmer says Troy Scott keeps a tiger, two hyenas and binturongs aka bearcats on a 10-acre farm called TGR Exotics in the Houston suburb Spring.
The farm also has an aardvark, camels, kangaroos, porcupines, a llama, lemurs, a sloth and several other exotic species, according to its Read More
Sir Philip Green stands out on his leopard-print boat
By ANDREA MAGRATH
His Topshop stores are awash with leopard print designs season in and season out.
So it is little surprise that Sir Philip Green favours the decidedly eye-catching motif for his boat.
The retail mogul was pictured boarding his speedboat 'Lion Cub' in Monaco yesterday en route to his super yacht 'Lionheart'.
Animal instinct: Sir Philip Green is pictured on a leopard print boat in Monaco
The spotty design is a little strange given the vessel's name, but nevertheless Read More
KIEV, Ukraine -- A beautiful white tiger that became a symbol of Yulia Tymoshenko's presidential campaign has returned to the spotlight by giving birth to four cubs, including a rare albino one.
Activists hope the birth of the cubs in a zoo on Sunday will lift the spirits of Tymoshenko since she is now in prison and she had used the tigress, Tigryulia, as a symbol of ferocious resolve.
For nearly three weeks, Tymoshenko was on a hunger strike after prison officials allegedly beat her, and she ended it on Wednesday when Read More
KWS, conservancy fight over cheetahs
Photo/CORRESPONDENT | NATION One of three cheetah cubs over whose custody the KWS and Mara Conservancy are fighting sniffs an impala carcass at the conservancy.
By JULIUS SIGEI firstname.lastname@example.org AND EMEKA MAYAKA GEKARA email@example.com
Posted Saturday, May 12 2012 at 21:38
On the morning of March 1 a mother cheetah gracefully wandered into the lush golden savannah grassland of the western tip of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with her three two-month-old Read More
First Ever Birth of Pallas' Kittens with the Help of Advanced Science
Three healthy Pallas’ Cat kittens (two males and one female) were born on June 8th, 2011 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following a laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) procedure conducted by scientists from theCincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife(CREW). This pregnancy and birth are the first ever in Pallas’ Cats from artificial insemination.
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British tourist mauled by captive cheetahs
Violet D'Mello petting a cheetah before the attack.
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- Two excited, supposedly tame cheetahs mauled a Scottish tourist in a petting area at a South Africa game park, forcing her to play dead and turning her holiday into a "nightmare."
The Port Elizabeth Herald reported the incident at the Kragga Kamma Game Park began last Saturday when Violet D'Mello, who had just posed for a picture with the hand-reared cheetahs named Mark Read More
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The Elephant (and lion, zebra, baboon, king cobra and giraffe) in the room
A quiet but sleepless pre-dawn and I returned once again to extraordinarily vivid and happy memories of experiencing African wild animals where they belong, just a few weeks ago. I’m not at all sure what stupid stroke of curiosity led me to leave such joyous memories for a web search of “wild animals for sale” and similar phrases but there I was, staring at ads from people Read More