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High court seeks report on lion deaths at Nahargarh rescue centre

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court has sought details on the two lions who reportedly died at the Nahargarh rescue centre recently due to lack of care. A bench of Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma asked for the details on the basis of a request made by lawyers during the hearing of Hingonia cowshed case on Friday.   As senior forest officials were present in the courtroom for the cowshed case in which irregularities are alleged in its upkeep, lawyers P C Bhandari and Lalit Sharma also brought the issue of lions' death. Justice Sharma promptly Read More

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India: Leopard dies of negligence

TNN 11 November 2009, 06:48am ISTNIZAMABAD: In a case of gross negligence on the part of a veterinary doctor and his team, a leopard died after it was injected with a heavy dose of anaesthesia at Jaheerabad village in Kammarpalli mandal of Nizamabad district on Tuesday morning.Sources said a compounder administered a dart with a heavy dose of anaesthesia to the wild cat after it got entangled in a mesh, which was set up to trap wild boars and protect standing crops in the agricultural field. The compounder reportedly administered three injections, Read More

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Okla. facility makes no changes after fatal liger mauling

Moving day approaches for sanctuary's black bears The new habitat's grand opening may be bittersweet for staff members. By TIM STANLEY World Staff WriterPublished: 6/12/2009 2:23 AMLast Modified: 6/12/2009 4:36 AMBROKEN ARROW — A few sad memories are bound to be stirred, but nobody will be wearing black at Safari's Sanctuary this weekend — except for Honey Bear and Hercules, of course. The two black bears, who have lived for several years at the sanctuary, at 26881 E. 58th St. in Broken Arrow, will get their first official look at their long-anticipated Read More

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TV’s "Lion Man" fears for future of park

Fri, 29 May 2009 1:07p.m."Lion Man" Craig Busch today said he feared for the future of the Northland wildlife park where a handler was killed by a tiger on Wednesday.Mr Busch, who is involved in a hearing in the Employment Relations Authority over his dismissal from the Zion Wildlife Gardens in Whangarei, also said he was on stand-by to return to help out.The park remains closed after the death of its most experienced big-cat handler, Dalu Mncube, who was attacked while cleaning the tiger enclosure.The tiger, Abu, was shot dead by staff.Mr Busch Read More

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Mountain lion killed after escape at Kansas zoo

The Associated PressPosted on Tue, May. 26, 2009 12:45 AMOfficials at a central Kansas zoo are trying to figure out how a 150-pound mountain lion escaped from its enclosure.The 14-year-old female was shot and killed by police at the Great Bend Zoo on Sunday evening.Zoo director Mike Cargill tells KAKE-TV the mountain lion escaped during feeding time shortly before closing and staff quickly moved the few zoo-goers in the area to safety.Cargill says visitors were never in danger but the situation was "deteriorating quickly." The big cat was frightened Read More