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Lion sighting reports disrupt rail service

Lion sighting reports disrupt rail service Police said the search would resume on Monday if there were any more sightings Related Stories Stuffed tiger sparks police hunt Passengers were not allowed to leave a train at a West Yorkshire village after reports a lion and a cub had "jumped on the tracks". West Yorkshire Police said they had received two separate reports of a lion and or lion cub in the area of Shepley, close to Huddersfield. The 16:50 GMT service from Retford to Huddersfield stopped at Shepley where passengers got on Read More

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Born Free Frees Lions

FREE AT LAST: LIONS SAVED FROM HELL   One of the newly transported lions explores his new home at Ethiopia’s Ensessakotteh rescue centre Sunday November 6,2011 By Stuart Winter   BORN free but sentenced to a life in captivity, four majestic lions can once again feel the sun on their flowing manes and the soft spring of lush grass under their paws.   The sight of these kings of the African savannah returning to their roots brought a glowing smile  to one of the great animal Read More

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Collars preventing tigers from breeding?

Collars preventing tigers from breeding?   See how Big Cat Rescue is helping with tiger tracking that doesn't use collars   Collared tigers in Ranthambhore National Park (RNP) and Sariska are showing an intriguing behaviour that has flummoxed wildlife scientists. With a contraption weighing over 1.5 kg around their necks, they are finding it difficult to breed. The scientists suspect that tigress No. 17 in Ranthambhore and five relocated big cats, including three females, at Sariska Tiger Reserve were finding the radio collars Read More

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Serval Owned by Nick Natoli is Loose in St Charles County MO

Serval Owned by Nick Natoli is Loose in St Charles County MO Man's pet, an African wild cat, on the loose in St. Charles County Dispatchers received a curious report this morning of a "cheetah or a cougar" running in a field near Highway 94 and Westwood Drive. Nick Natoli is sure they saw Cleo, his pet serval, which has been missing for about a month. "The only problem I'm having with trying to get her back is I need to be able to see her," Natoli said. "Other people spot her and get out of their cars and try to call her or approach Read More

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Lions and Tigers Bear Vocal Cords for Roars

Lions and Tigers Bear Vocal Cords for Roars Most animal vocal cords are triangular, but the uniquely stretchable square cords of the big cats let them produce their amazingly loud roars. Rose Eveleth reports For many potential entrée animals this [sound of lion roar] is one of the scariest sounds around. Scientists long thought the lion’s distinctive roar was due to thick layers of fat inside the vocal cords. But new research suggests that it's not the fat that makes the roar, it's the shape of the vocal cords themselves. Most animals Read More

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Big Top Circus Traveling Act Ban

Big-Top Ban: New Bill Seeks to Put End to Animal Circuses By ERIN SKARDA | November 3, 2011 | COURTESY OF ADI Three elephants chained behind the rope at Ringling Bros. Circus On Wednesday, former Price Is Right host and animal activist Bob Barker appeared on Capitol Hill alongside Virginia Representative James P. Moran, CSI actress Jorja Fox and animal rights groups to show support for new legislation that would ban exotic animals from traveling circuses. The proposed Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Read More

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World Bank Robert Zoellick Supports Project Predator

World Bank Robert Zoellick Supports Project Predator   Today, on November 2, 2011, Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, addressed by video the delegates of the 80th INTERPOL General Assembly gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam.   He specifically urged leaders "to give their criminal justice systems the power and resources to protect wildlife, forests, and fisheries from those who are plundering the planet's natural capital and countries' living heritage."   The full text of his remarks is attached. (See Read More

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Americas Most Dangerous Pet Owners

Americas Most Dangerous Pet Owners   Louse Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets (BBC2, SUN), Tintin's Adventure with Frank Gardner (BBC2, SUN), Misfits (E4, SUN)   Nervousness and naivety are Louis Theroux's trademarks as a TV presenter, and they've served him well. The naivety is usually a put-on but in America's Most Dangerous Pets, Louis' nervousness was so real you could smell it.   "We're thinking we may have what we need," he told a woman called Jill, who'd just released one of the two chimpanzees she shares Read More

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Zookeeper playing God was called Joe Exotic

Zookeeper playing God was called Joe Exotic   Another visit to the human zoo, this time also containing animals, and a new probationer in orange overalls   by Jasper ReesMonday, 31 October 2011 Big pussy diary: Louis Theroux meets captive tigers in the Midwest He’s been in the presence of murderers, rapists and paedophiles. He’s auditioned naked for a porn movie and submitted his tender midriff to liposuction. He’s spent more time than can be good for anyone in the company of Mr and Mrs Christina Hamilton. Yet Read More

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3 Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born at Sydney Taronga Zoo

Taronga's tale of tigress and her triplets October 25, 2011 Triplet Sumatran tigers at Taronga With only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, the two month-old triplet cubs are a special addition to Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Video feedback Video settings Enter competition to name cubs The baby big cats have finally been let out of the bag. Three Sumatran tiger cubs earned their stripes today when they made their long-awaited public debut at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Advertisement: Story continues below Sumantran tiger Read More
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