March 6, 2013 Fresno, CA: A 24 year old intern named Dianna Hanson was mauled to death while inside a cage with a four year old male lion named Cous Cous. The lion had been raised at the zoo since he was 8 weeks old. Another worker tried to distract the lion, to no avail, and the sheriff shot the cat to death, but it was too late for Dianna Hanson. The facility is called Project Survival Cat Haven and is run by Dale Anderson. On his website he says, "In the seventh grade a gentleman brought a Mountain Lion to my class... After that experience I Read More
Tiger mess up now in full light
E. M. MANOJ
The HinduIt has now become sufficiently clear that the Kerala Wildlife Department had gone wrong in the task of handling the cattle-lifting tiger that was shot dead by a nervous forest guard on December 2.
It has now become sufficiently clear that the Kerala Wildlife Department had gone wrong in the task of handling the cattle-lifting tiger that was shot dead by a nervous forest guard on December 2.
The tiger, aged around 12 years, shot dead on a coffee plantation near Read More
A zookeeper in Nanping City of southeast China's Fujian Province, was bitten to death by a leopard Thursday morning.
The fierce beast attacked the breeder in Nanping Jiufeng Mountain Zoo around 8:40am when he opened the cage.
The man was bitten in his neck and died at the scene, Fujian News Radio reported.
The victim, whose name has not been disclosed, was the zoo's crocodile keeper and was told to substitute for the absent leopard keeper that day.The zoo shot the leopard with an anesthetic gun in order to calm it down. Operations at the Read More
Dangerous Tigers in Captivity: Ex Situ
Tiger Conflict and Implications for Private Ownership of Exotic Animals
P.J. Nyhus,1n R.L. Tilson,2 and J.L. Tomlinson1 1Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Apple Valley, Minnesota
The risks associated with tiger attacks on people in the wild are well documented.
There may currently be more tigers in captivity than in the wild, but relatively little is known about the risks of injury or death associated with owning Read More
Pondering (but not second guessing) the mountain lion shootingBy CLAY JENKINSON | Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2009 2:00 amI was really saddened and disturbed by the killing of the mountain lion in north Bismarck on Thanksgiving Friday (Nov. 27). After a family spotted the lion at 6:30 p.m. near the former Home Depot building east of State Street, Bismarck police and North Dakota Game and Fish employees hurried to the scene, where a police officer killed the mountain lion by way of a shotgun at 15 yards. The mountain lion was 6 feet long. It was Read More