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
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
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.
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.
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Icons of the wild — lions, tigers and other big cats — are fading from the world's wild places, warn conservation experts worldwide.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation scientists. They could face extinction within two decades.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation Read More
Zanesville Massacre 18 tigers 17 lions 3 cougars gunned down
Ohio case renews old questions about exotic pets
Yadah used to be an adorable baby. Now he's a cranky 5-year-old with a willful streak and a $250-per-month food bill, and Shannon Pandarvis is desperate to get rid of him.
Pandarvis' brown capuchin monkey has become too expensive for the out-of-work utility worker and his wife, but the couple can't find a sanctuary to take him in.
Days after dozens of lions, tigers and bears were slain by police after an Ohio Read More
Cat Meets Catamount
Zeus, an 11-year-old Maine Coon cat, had a curious encounter with a young mountain lion in Boulder, with the pair safely separated by a sliding glass door.
The cats checked each other out at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Brook Hills area of Boulder. Gail Loveman, Zeus’s owner, said she was busy in the office of her home when she heard a noise and turned to see a young mountain lion on the porch.
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Zeus, an 11-year-old Maine Coon cat, had a curious encounter with a young mountain Read More
This young lion performed a backflip as it escaped the claws of a vicious lioness who slashed it across the face.
British photographer Elliott Neep watched as the lioness approached a zebra carcass to feast with her two cubs in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
But juveniles from a different pride dared to come too close and the protective mother lashed out in anger.
Flipping amazing: The lion cub acrobatically spins out of a grip the lioness had on him
Mr Neep , from near Wantage, Oxon, said: 'A lioness approached the scene Read More
Pet mountain lion mauls child
Owners told to replace cage in July
October 17, 2011 10:59 AM
BY JON VANDERLAAN
A 4-year-old boy was mauled by a pet mountain lion Sunday afternoon, but no charges have been filed and definitive answers about the legality of the animal being kept as a pet have been elusive.
The boy received lacerations and puncture wounds on his left side, including a bite mark on the left side of his face during the attack around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in West Odessa, Sgt. Gary Duesler with the Ector County Sheriff's Read More
Leopard kills girl and injures man in Nagbhid India
CHANDRAPUR: A leopard killed a minor girl and mauled a man trying to rescue her near Kunghada Chak village in Nagbhid tehsil on Friday night. Forest officials have put two cages in the area to capture the beast.
Nagbhid range forest officer KD Meshram said that at around 7.30pm deceased Pranali Saosagade (8) along with some women, had gone to nearby field to answer nature's call. A leopard that had strayed from the jungle was lurking in bushes. It pounced on Pranali and dragged her to a discarded Read More
Panamanian lions settle into new home at Wild Animal Sanctuary
The new Panama lionesses at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, from top to bottom, Kaitlin, Elena and Alyssa, enjoy their new home outside Denver. Prior to their rescue, the lions were kept in a 5-foot by 8-foot cage with concrete floors. Now they enjoy a large, comfortable space with proper bedding and toys.
NANTENA BELLER / For the Tribune
Kaitlin still spends some time every day pacing in the corner, despite all the space around her.
It all must feel so foreign, even two weeks after Read More