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  • Tiger Cub Rejected by Its Mother Gains New Mom, Siblings at Oklahoma City Zoo

    07/27/2017 10:31:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    People Mag. ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Hogan
    Born on Monday, July 10, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the female Amur tiger cub was the only survivor in her litter of five; two of her siblings were stillborn, one died from an injury sustained by its mother and another suffered from a critical gastrointestinal issue. Despite being a tiny miracle, Zoya was rejected by her mother, 10-year-old Koosaka — a behavior somewhat typical of first-time tiger moms. So the Philadelphia Zoo’s animal care team jumped in to raise her, bottle feeding her and keeping watch around the clock. However, something was missing — namely, peers. “With this single cub,...
  • When You See What These Big Cats Are Doing You’ll Realize… They’re Just Cats.

    03/02/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 3-2-15 | Amanda-staff
    There's nothing in this world that your cat loves more than the giant box in your basement - not even you. For a cat, a box can serve as a rip-roaring good time, a place to safely descend into sweet slumber, or as temple of solitude when humans are being utterly insufferable. In fact, boxes are so pleasing to felines, even the big ones like to get their box on.
  • CAT FIGHT! Stunning Photos of Tigers Slashing Each Other in Dramatic Battle over Territory

    12/03/2013 7:15:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 3 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Ire of the tiger! Stunning pictures capture bloodied beasts slashing each other with their claws in dramatic battle over territory • Dramatic battle caught on camera in the Londolozi private game reserve in Pretoria, South Africa • The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival • After 45 minutes of bloody battle the larger tiger was deemed the winner This is the incredible moment a pair of bloodied tigers slashed each other with their claws in a dramatic fight over territory. The dramatic battle was caught on camera at the...
  • What Would Happen If a Lion Fought a Tiger?

    12/01/2013 12:34:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 84 replies
    IO9 ^ | December 1, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    What Would Happen If a Lion Fought a Tiger? We've always been speculating about battles between superheroes. We know the outcome of octopus versus shark. At last we have an expert speculating on lion versus tiger. Which one would win? Since there's a good chance you've spent the weekend slowly tearing apart a ritualistically slaughtered bird, before going out and trampling your fellow citizens in arenas, you probably won't be too horrified by speculating on the outcome of animal fights. After all, the fights in question are, for the most part, in the past. Romans used to pit lions against...
  • Five Men Stuck in a Tree Surrounded by Sumatran Tigers for Four Days

    07/08/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 July 2013 | AFP
    Five men stuck in a tree surrounded by Sumatran tigers for four days Five Indonesian men have been trapped in a tree for days after being chased into its branches by Sumatran tigers, who mauled a sixth man to death. Four of the animals were still surrounding the base of the tree following their initial attack on Thursday, which they launched after the men accidentally killed a tiger cub. Humans and animals are increasingly coming into conflict in Indonesia. The men entered the Mount Leuser National Park in the north of Sumatra island on Tuesday searching for rare incense wood,...
  • Lion meat tacos cause uproar in Florida

    05/09/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/13
    - Exotic meat tacos at a Florida restaurant are causing a big uproar. The small tacos at Tampa's Taco Fusion restaurant look enticing and many who try them say they are tasty. The meat in question -- lion.... The specialty tacos cost about $35. The restaurant also serves other exotic meats, such as beaver tacos and camel tacos. Brad Barnett, the restaurant's operation manager, says it is all legal. His message to people: "If you don't like it, don't eat it."
  • Not your standard kitty plays with box video

    05/03/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT · by boatbums · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 3, 2013 | unknown
    The relationship between cats and cardboard is something that every feline friend knows all about. However now there is actual video evidence that this is not just your average house cat phenomenon. Watch this great video of lions, bobcats, and other adorable big cats frolic with (appropriately sized) cardboard boxes, and live out the motto of "if I fits, I sits." If you want to learn more about these cats check out
  • Feds propose 1,200 sq. miles for jaguar habitat in S. AZz (and more in NM)

    08/19/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Dylan Smith
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that 838,000 acres near the U.S.-Mexico border be designated as critical habitat for jaguars. While a small section of the proposed zone is in New Mexico, most of the land is in Southern Arizona, including the area of the proposed Rosemont Mine. The move was hailed by the environmental group that has long worked for jaguar protection. "Jaguars once roamed across the United States, from California to Louisiana, but have been virtually extinct here since the 1950s," said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, which sued to...
  • Woman mauled by cheetahs in South African game park ( Tame : LOL )

    05/04/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    A woman tourist from Britain in a South African game park was mauled by two cheetahs in a horrific attack. Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats in the petting area of Kragga Kamma Game Park with other tourists when they began attacking an eight-year-old girl. The woman watched in horror as they clawed and bit her leg ... Suddenly, the cheetahs left the girl and began eyeing the little girl's seven-year-old brother who was trying to flee. Just as D'Mello tried to intervene, the two animals turned their attention to her.
  • South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife

    05/06/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Associated Press
    South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby (Violet D'Mello poses with a cheetah while being photographed by her husband Archibald during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.) JOHANNESBURG — The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, was attacked by cheetahs on...
  • Turkey Day For TIGERS And Other BIG CATS! :)=^..^=

    11/24/2010 5:00:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | November 24, 2010 | annem040359
    Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving Day at my house, my cats and my season citizen mother. But not just only my family and I, also many “big cats” also do the same. Enjoy this wonderful short video of a number of wild cats having “turkey”, but without any of the trimmings from Big Cat Rescue. =^..^= On behalf of both my animal and human family members, from them each, I want to extend a WONDERFUL HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY to each and every one of you. =^..^=
  • Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after (Jack Russell) terrier trees animal

    11/12/2010 1:17:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2010 | AP
    Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after terrier trees animal By The Associated Press (CP) COLMAN, S.D. — A 150-pound (68-kilogram) mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier. Jack the Jack Russell weighs only 17 pounds (8 kilograms), and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday on a farm in the north-central state of South Dakota. Jack's owner, Chad Strenge, told The Argus Leader that the dog "trees cats all the time," and that the plucky terrier probably "figured it was just a cat." Professor Jonathan Jenks, who tracks...
  • Man-eating lions consumed 35 people in 1898

    11/03/2009 6:38:51 AM PST · by Frenchtown Dan · 50 replies · 1,252+ views
    Ap (Associated Press) ^ | 11/02/09 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    The nightly attacks by two man-eating lions terrified railway workers and brought construction to a halt in one of east Africa's most notorious onslaughts more than a hundred years ago. But the death toll, scientists now say, wasn't as high as previously thought. Over nine months the two voracious hunters claimed 35 lives — no small figure, but much less than some accounts of as many as 135 victims.
  • Now that's an Escort: Pride of lions brings driver to a halt at British safari park

    04/07/2009 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,231+ views ^ | April 7, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When you are driving around a safari park, there is no doubt you want to get up close to the interesting animals loping around the grounds. But the occupants of this Ford were probably not expecting to have quite such a close view as they made their way through Knowsley Safari Park. The expression on their faces is sadly not visible as their small vehicle is surrounded by no less than 10 lions who live there. But you can bet they had the windows and locks tightly closed just in case one of the animals became over-cautious and moved even...
  • Rare Jaguars Spotted in Arizona and Mexico

    02/25/2009 11:12:37 AM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,073+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 22, 2009 | Robert Roy Britt
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department caught and collared a wild jaguar in Arizona for the first time, officials said Thursday. While a handful of the big cats have been photographed by automatic cameras in recent years, the satellite tracking collar will now help biologists learn more about this animal's range. Meanwhile, a jaguar was spotted in central Mexico for the first time in a century. Scientists photographed the cat with an automatic camera set alongside a trail thought to be frequented by the spotted felines. The male cat in Arizona was captured southwest of Tucson during a study aimed...
  • Videos capture images of sheep killer ( mountain lion )

    05/12/2008 1:18:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 154 replies · 1,639+ views
    Nevada Appeal ^ | May 10, 2008 | F.T. Norton
    The video shot in Jack Foerschler’s barn shows his flock of sheep lying quietly in the dark... The flock seems peaceful, until the animals are suddenly startled. A nanosecond later, a blur leaps into the screen and tackles one of the sheep. The ewe is able to escape momentarily, jumping up from the creature’s clutches, running to the viewer’s left. But the invader is faster. It bounds to its feet and extends a claw toward its fleeing prey. The viewer can see its massive claws, slender muscular body and distinctively long tail. The culprit that killed four ewes, a ram...
  • Man defends account of lion attack

    03/08/2008 6:49:45 AM PST · by rellimpank · 47 replies · 1,335+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 08 mar 08 | Kevin Woster
    State needs to 'sort the facts out' The state Game, Fish & Parks Department continued its investigation Friday into a lion attack reported a week ago by 33-year-old Ryan Hughes of Rapid City. And the agency still stopped short of listing the report as a confirmed attack. Hughes said Friday that he was puzzled and annoyed that some people continue to doubt his word about the attack, which he said occurred last Saturday afternoon during an ice-fishing trip on Sheridan Lake. "Basically, it just kind of hurts your feeling when something happens and people don't believe you," Hughes said. "I...
  • Lion attacks on rise in Tanzania, Mozambique

    01/13/2006 3:25:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 443+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 10, 2006 | Ed Stoddard
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Attacks on humans by man-eating lions are on the rise in Tanzania and Mozambique, raising the stakes in the conservation game as environmentalists strive to save the big cats from extinction. Lions in the area have developed a taste for human flesh because people have been sleeping outdoors to protect their crops from raiding bushpigs, which the cats follow onto croplands, a leading expert said. "In Tanzania in the early 1990s there were about 40 recorded lion attacks a year. In the past couple of years they have risen to over 100 and about 70 percent are...
  • Why you kill a lion with the first shot (See #114)

    01/13/2006 12:52:51 PM PST · by MeanWestTexan · 160 replies · 6,845+ views
    Break Video ^ | 01/13/2006 | Unknown
    The link contains a video of why, exactly, one should kill a lion with your first shot.
  • Tigers Kill Man Suspected of Mugging in South Africa

    12/21/2005 2:03:44 PM PST · by corbie · 35 replies · 749+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/21/05 | na
    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — A suspected mugger being chased by security guards met a grisly end after he fled into a zoo and climbed into the tiger enclosure. His mauled body was discovered Sunday by a visitor to the zoo in Bloemfontein, in central Southern Africa, prompting initial confusion as to how the man ended up in the enclosure.... "What exactly happened we don't know and we won't ever know because the only person who could tell us is dead," police spokeswoman Else Gerber said. She said there was an empty can of beer near the corpse and that the...