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Leopard mauls at least three people in India

A leopard mauled at least three people in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on Saturday after the ferocious feline ran into a house and attacked the residents. "We were simply shocked and stunned to find the leopard inside the house and soon the cat started attacking," eyewitness Nipu Das told The Asian Age. "One person was badly injured when the cat mauled his head and face." One local caught the horrifying scene on camera. Wildlife rescue personnel in Guwahati later tranquilized the cat and took it to a nearby zoo for observation. Read More

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Mountain lion spotted in broad daylight in Burbank backyard

A mountain lion walked up the front driveway of a Burbank home and into the backyard Tuesday afternoon before fleeing into the foothills, police said. Police said Wednesday that a resident of the home in the 1200 block of Verdugo Spring Lane, near the Glendale border, took photographs that animal control officials used to confirm the identity of the big cat, according to the Burbank Leader. The mountain lion apparently walked up a hillside slope and disappeared after strolling through the yard at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to a notice Read More

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Mountain Lion struck by car in Monterey

A Mt. lion and a deer are reported to have struck a car on Highway 68 and Skyline Forest Drive in Monterey this morning, according to a CHP incident report. The person who notified law enforcement, whose name was not given, said the deer bounced off of their vehicle and shattered the windshield and the Mt. lion also struck the vehicle.   Those involved in the incident were concerned that the Mt. lion had been injured, the incident report said.   California Department of Fish and Game Warden Jeff Heitzenrater said he had Read More

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Lion Cubs Used as Props at Dial A Dump Party

TWO 10-week-old lion cubs from the Darling Downs Zoo have caused a political stir in New South Wales after appearing at a party for Sydney entrepreneur Ian Malouf. Earlier this month Mr Malouf, the managing director of Dial A Dump, threw a $500,000 party to celebrate the opening of his massive Sydney landfill site. The party included alcohol, pyrotechnics, a performance by singer Vanessa Amorosi and an appearance from two of the Clifton zoo's lion cubs. The NSW Department of Primary Industries has come under attack from Greens MP Cate Faehrmann Read More

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Lions vs Cattle Taste Aversion Could Solve African Predator Problem

By John R. Platt | December 27, 2011 |  6 Share  Email   After coexisting for thousands of years, humans and African lions (Panthera leo) are on a collision course. Lion populations have dropped from 450,000 animals 50 years ago to as few as 20,000 today. Most of that decline has taken place over the past two decades, and experts are now predicting that the big cats could actually go extinct in as little as 10 to 20 more years. Threats to lions come on many fronts—including hunting by American trophy seekers, poaching Read More

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Potter Park Zoo Gets More Lion Cubs

Potter Park Zoo is caring for two new lions that have been added to the park. The additions came just in time, as the zoo announced a 22-year-old lion died Wednesday. 22-year-old Amboseli called Potter Park Zoo her home since 1989. The African lion was being treated for kidney failure for a few years, but finally lost her battle. "With the treatments that we were doing and the way that we were managing them, we got to a point where she wasn't feeling well and we couldn't treat her anymore," said Dr. Harrison, Veterinarian at Potter Park Read More

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Animal Lovers Praise the Closure of Lion Exhibit at MGM Grand

Plans by MGM Grand to close its lion habitat at the Strip hotel received praise Thursday by a high-profile animal rights group that also criticized the lions' owner for wanting to put them on exhibit at his 7.5-acre ranch in the south Las Vegas Valley. A letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, thanks Murren and Chief Operating Officer Corey Sanders "for your decisions to close the lion exhibit ... and to offer our assistance in helping to relocate the lions to a reputable Read More

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The lions from Gir forest

Considered to be the king of the animal kingdom, lions are also considered as superpowers and yet, they will not kill or hurt a human being unless provoked.   As per deputy conservator, Gir forest, Sandeep Kumar who has been studying the behavioural patterns of lions since three years, the lion is a social animal. “Lions are extremely social animals and therefore, the human populace (locals) living around Gir is not so afraid of this animal. They would not attack any human intentionally and therefore, the humans around the forest and Read More

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Wild Caught Mountain Lion Sentenced to Zoo

Wild lion captured in Tulsa finds home in Kansas zoo The large cat was captured from the back yard of a home in the 1400 block of North Quanah Avenue on April 23 and was taken to the zoo’s holding facilities in the veterinary hospital where she was treated for hookworms and roundworms, which caused anemia and poor appetite, as well as ticks and fleas. Courtesy By SARA PLUMMER World Staff Writer Published: 1/4/2012  10:32 AM Last Modified: 1/4/2012  10:32 AM The mountain lion that was captured in Tulsa in April has found a new home Read More

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Leopard kills former journalist scalps labourer Pintu Dey

Rampaging leopard in India kills former journalist, scalps labourer Pintu Dey Agence France-Presse  Jan 9, 2012 – 2:46 PM ET STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images A file picture shows a leopard (Panthera pardus) attacking and wounding a Pintu Deyan, an Indian labourer in a residential neighbourhood of Silphukhuri area in Guwahati on January 7, 2012. Three people were seriously injured in the leopard attack before the feline was tranquilized and taken to Assam state zoo. Pintu Dey, in his 40s, is recovering in a hospital in India's northeastern Read More