Keepers shoot escaped lion at Australian zoo

21 hours ago SYDNEY (AFP) — A lioness was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at an Australian zoo, forcing dozens of visitors to hide inside buildings, a zoo spokesman said Wednesday. The nine-year-old big cat, called Jamelia, broke out of its habitat at Mogo...

Florida man gives up "pet" cougars

Wonder Gardens takes in two mountain lions By AARON HALE (Contact)Originally published 4:37 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009Updated 5:27 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009 The love of animals has always been a driving factor behind David and Dawn Piper’s work with...

Florida: Safari-themed retreat working to get after-the-fact approval

Safari-themed retreat working to get Collier approval after the fact By ERIC STAATSSunday, March 8, 2009 NAPLES — The menagerie of animals at a safari-themed retreat in rural Collier County runs the gamut from tarantulas to white rhinos. Besides its furry, finned and...