Man Attacked by Cougar But Saved by Bear

Man Attacked by Cougar But Saved by Bear

In the It-Doesn’t-Get-Any-Weirder-Than-This Department…   A Northern California hiker says he is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a mountain lion — and saved by a bear, the Paradise Post reports.   Robert Biggs, 69, of Paradise,...
Most Zoo Cats Only Live to 10 or 12 Years of Age

Most Zoo Cats Only Live to 10 or 12 Years of Age

Cha Cha, a 16-year-old male lion at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, has died, the zoo announced Wednesday in a news release.   According to the Press Release:   Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo announced today the passing of the male lion Cha Cha. The lion was diagnosed...

Conserving Tigers

CEOs, industry and business leaders, and President Zoellick hope to broaden coalition The Roundtable was held in Singapore February, 2012 – Singapore – World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick is discussing the tiger crisis and enlisting the active engagement of...
Ohio zoos back exotics animals ban

Ohio zoos back exotics animals ban

COLUMBUS OHIO   Officials from Ohio zoos and humane societies have told a state Senate panel they support a bill that would ban new ownership of exotic animals but question some of its provisions.   Media outlets report that a main point of contention at the...
Pet Cheetah Escapes Abuse But Dies Hours Later

Pet Cheetah Escapes Abuse But Dies Hours Later

AL AIN // The pet cheetah caught last week after escaping its abusive owners died only a few hours later, it was confirmed yesterday.   Dr Majid Al Qassimi, the deputy chief veterinarian at the Al Ain Zoo, said the reasons for the cheetah’s death had not...