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Translocated tigress accused of killing woman may be innocent

Many of the villagers living on the fringes of Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) were against having a tiger in their neighbourhood. But they had no say in the matter when two big cats were transferred from Madhya Pradesh to STR. And when a woman was found dead inside the STR on September 13, they [...]

‘No trespassing’ sign didn’t scare zoo intruder, police say, but the lion sure did

Not much deterred an intruder at a California zoo who told police Wednesday night that he was being chased by someone — until he met a lion, reported KSFN. “He did have to jump over the fence that has a no-trespassing sign and has climbed over the barbed wire on top of it to actually [...]

Man bitten by lion after breaking into enclosure at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Just after eleven o'clock Wednesday night, Fresno Police responded to calls of a trespasser at the Chaffee Zoo in Central Fresno."He did have to jump over a fence that has a no trespassing sign and had to climb over the barbed wire that was on top of it to actually get [...]

Female trophy hunter defends her controversial hobby

A trophy hunter has spoken out in defence of her controversial hobby - just days after celebrities rallied together to call for the end of big game hunting.Olivia Opre, 41, appeared on ITV's This Morning via live video link from her home in Wyoming, where she discussed the reaction to her friend and fellow hunter [...]

Male leopard trapped in cage at Pilibhit village – Times of India

Pilibhit: Forest department officials in Pilibhit breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after a leopard, which had been on the prowl, was trapped in a cage set up by them in Bundibhud village, near the Barahi forest range of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR). The presence of the big cat was reported by residents of [...]

Trophy hunter becomes the HUNTED: Anger as woman shows off slaughtered leopard

The image of the female big game hunter, who has been referred to as Britany L, was shared by US-based Safari Club International on their Facebook page causing outrage not only among animal rights activists, but celebrities too.Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Doutzen Kroes were among the first to express their horror after experts said the [...]

Explanations of Little Things You Always Wondered About | Reader’s Digest

Why do we hiccup? Cookie Studio/Shutterstock Believe it or not, hiccups might be an evolutionary holdover from our more fishlike ancestors, according to Smithsonian Magazine. During a hiccup, the muscles we use to inhale contract while the vocal cords are slammed shut at the same time by the tongue and the roof of the mouth. [...]

Mountain lion briefly escapes South Korean zoo

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A mountain lion that escaped from a South Korean zoo was captured after being tranquilized by emergency responders.Officials at the O World zoo in Daejeon said the cougar was found to be missing about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday after a zookeeper forgot to lock the animal's cage. Local residents in the Mount [...]

Tigers in 41 of 50 reserves could go extinct: Study – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Scientists working towards conservation of tiger population in Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun have indicated the need to keep the population of all the tigers across 41 tiger reserves, which have less than 20 breeding female and male big cats, ‘connected’ with the nine tiger reserves that have higher population of breeding tigers. [...]

Ooty: Man gets 3-year jail for poisoning tiger

OOTY: A farmer hailing from a village here, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years imprisonment for poisoning a tiger to death in 2014. Forest sources that an adult female tiger was found dead near the carcass of a buffalo inside the jungles at Thengumarahada village in the foothills of the Nilgiris on 20 June, [...]
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