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  • Dentist who killed Cecil the lion speaks out at last after going into hiding

    09/07/2015 12:18:25 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 121 replies
    SBS/AAP ^ | 7 Sep 2015 | staff reporter
    The US dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fuelled a global backlash has emerged for an interview and says he will return to work on Tuesday. Walter Palmer has disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and says he will be back at work within days. Palmer, who has spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of protests and threats, intends to return to his suburban Minneapolis dental practice on Tuesday. In an interview on Sunday conducted jointly by The Associated Press and the...
  • It's a Lion: Uproar over Cecil shows how secular society inevitably produces moral confusion.

    08/04/2015 9:29:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/04/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The uproar over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, is further proof that secular society inevitably produces moral confusion. In saying that, I do not in any way defend the killing of a protected animal. First, I do not hunt for sport (among other reasons, my religion, Judaism, opposes it). Second, if the lion suffered for a prolonged period, that would add to my condemnation. Third, if Palmer knowingly killed a protected animal, he should be prosecuted. Having said that, most of the reactions to what he did are more...
  • Cecil was a bad boy: People Don't Talk About Other Animals Killed in Order To Feed This Lion

    08/04/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | Richard Rahn
    “American, single-handedly, saves 600 African antelopes and 12 baby elephants — by killing a lion.” As you read the first part of the previous sentence, you most likely are thinking “this is a good guy.” But when you read the last part of the sentence — particularly if you are a cat lover — you may be thinking “this is a bad guy.” Adult lions on average eat about 15 pounds of meat a day. In the wild, they feed primarily on medium-size animals, such as antelopes and occasional baby elephants. The late Cecil the lion, killed by the American...
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

    08/03/2015 12:03:33 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies ^ | 08/02/15 |
    Zimbabwe, researchers confirmed that Jericho is alive Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp, a researcher with the Hwange Lion Research Project, shared a picture of Jericho in his park habitat through Oxford University’s Twitter account. A GPS tracking device on the lion was working and sending normal signals, Stapelkamp said Saturday.
  • 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

    08/01/2015 5:33:49 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/30/2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe. "What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country,"...
  • Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean parkk

    08/01/2015 12:00:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.  The beloved animal was protecting Cecil's lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.  Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.  'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have...
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    07/31/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | Jul. 29, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant

    07/31/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies ^ | July 30, 2015
    Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant Outraged animal lovers and conservationists petitioning the White House to extradite big-game hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion may be unaware the the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, reportedly ate baby elephant meat during his lavish 91st birthday party in late February. A deceased lion was also allegedly involved in those festivities, a bash that cost about $1 million and was staged at a luxury resort with thousands of party guests in attendance. “Held a week after his birthday, the celebrations were described...
  • Would Libs Be So Upset About Cecil the Lion If . . .

    07/31/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by Oratam · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 31, 2015 | Vanity
    . . . They knew he was named after Cecil Rhodes, a man libs despise as an apparent racist and imperialist?'Cecil was first identified in 2008 or 2009, spotted with his brother. The pair were seen at a "pan" or watering hole called Magisihole Pan, on the southern boundary of Hwange park. Magisihole Pan translates as "White Man's watering hole" and so the siblings were named after famous white men: Cecil, after Cecil Rhodes, and Leander – named after Leander Starr Jameson, a pioneer in southern Africa and colleague of Rhodes.'I wonder if they'd see this venerable lion's death as...
  • Zimbabweans can't understand why everyone is so upset over 'Cecil the lion'

    07/31/2015 7:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/31/2015 | FARAI MUTSAKA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss, there are so many...
  • What’s worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say ‘tourist attraction’ instead of 'beloved lion’ because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'beloved’ by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You don’t earn the right to 'love’ a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • White House Petition To Extradite Cecil The Lion's Killer Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

    07/30/2015 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The petition calling for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, has surpassed 100,000 signatures, meaning the White House will have to respond to the petition. “We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request,” the petition reads.
  • Ask Zimbabweans: "Cecil the Lion" ?? First-World Problem

    07/30/2015 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Salgak · 52 replies
    Reuters, via YAHOO! ^ | 30 July 2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a 'First World Problem'. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country," said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. "What is so special about this one?" As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a...
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • (Dem Congressman Betsy) McCollum calls for federal investigation of lion-killing Minnesota dentist

    07/29/2015 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Minn Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sam Brodey
    The Internet exploded in outrage this week after it was revealed that a Minnesota tourist killed a beloved lion while on a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe. That indignation reached Capitol Hill yesterday, as 4th District Rep. Betty McCollum was quick to call for justice for the protected African lion, fondly referred to as Cecil the Lion. [Snip] “To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum said. Palmer says he was not aware that the lion was a protected animal, and regrets what...
  • Lion Conservation Under Threat - Cecil the Lion The Facts

    07/29/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    African Hunter ^ | July, 2015 | IJ Larivers
    As I read the reports of the killing of the famous Hwange National Park lion, Cecil, by an American client, hunting with a licensed professional hunter, I anticipated a rerun of the Musango Bull incident of a couple of years back. The bull elephant was another rock star of an attraction - in the Matusadona national park. He too was radio collared and he was shot by a sport hunter outside the park. There was within days the anticipated media frenzy over both the Bull and Cecil, but it turned out the two cases were markedly different. One element that...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Nets Covered Cecil the Lion More in 1 Day Than Abortion Videos in 2 Weeks

    07/29/2015 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Yoder
    America’s anchors have spoken: the shooting of one lion vastly outweighs the trafficking of baby parts by a taxpayer-funded abortion giant. In other words, the broadcast news shows spent more time in one day on Cecil the Lion than they did on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks. The three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the third video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting aborted baby parts -- censored it at Planned Parenthood’s urging. But the news shows did find more than 14 minutes for a more...
  • World Explodes Over Dead Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 12:20:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, the world lost its collective mind – whatever is left of it, anyway – when media discovered the identity of the killer of a Zimbabwean named Cecil. Cecil is a lion. Cecil, a lion, was by most accounts “one of Africa’s most famous lions.” Cecil, incredibly, was famous for being a lion, not for curing cancer, although you wouldn’t know that by the media coverage.
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • "Lion-like animal" apparently slips out of contained area

    07/26/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2015 | John Fauber, Sarah Hauer
    The Milwaukee lion saga continued Sunday morning as the "lion-like" creature apparently slipped through a police dragnet on the north side. Police saw the animal in a ravine near N. 31st and W. Cameron Ave. as late as 7:15 Sunday morning but by 9:30 they said they had searched the entire four-block containment area and had come up empty. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep visibility on it very long and it went into some very thick vegetation," Milwaukee Police Lt. Paul Formolo said. After the sighting this morning, they made a more extensive search and called in canine units,...
  • Police investigate report of lion on Milwaukee's north side

    07/21/2015 10:09:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-21-15 | Jesse Garza
    Milwaukee police late Monday were investigating a report from a woman who said she saw what she believed to be a lion on the city's north side. The woman reported seeing the animal shortly after 4 p.m. in the 200 block of E. Garfield Ave., according to a news release from the Milwaukee Police Department. Officers checked the area for several hours and contacted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to the release. The DNR asks that anyone who sees a wild cat should call authorities immediately and not attempt to capture it, police said.
  • Samsung develops lithium-ion battery with nearly double the life

    06/30/2015 12:08:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-30-2015 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researches affiliated with Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, along with colleagues from other institutions in Korea has found a way to greatly extend lithium-ion battery life. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes their new technique and the results they achieved using it. Consumers want their phone batteries to last longer—that is no secret, and battery life has been extended, but mostly due to improved efficiency of the electronics that depend on it. Researchers at phone companies and elsewhere have been working hard to find a way to get more power out...
  • American woman killed in South Africa lion attack

    06/01/2015 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1 June 2015 | CBS News
    JOHANNESBURG -- A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal. Park staff...
  • VIDEO Lion opens family’s car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the family’s car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.
  • 12-year old hunter shoots mountain lion at 5 yards

    11/22/2014 8:57:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 79 replies
    Lone Star Outdoor News ^ | 11-14-14 | Conor Harrison
    Alyssa Caldwell and her father, Joshua, were heading to what they hoped would be a great spot for Alyssa to take a nice bull elk on the edge of a meadow in New Mexico's Unit 52, just south of the Colorado border. After hunting a makeshift aspen blind over a waterhole, dad and daughter decided to stalk to a meadow and see if any elk had come to feed lower on the mountain. However, after about 200 yards, Joshua realized he had forgotten the shooting sticks in the blind. "I decided to head back up to grab them and told...
  • The Hug of the Century

    09/07/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 40 replies
    Vitality 101 ^ | 07/14/2014 | Unattributed
    A woman found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion's amazing reaction when he sees her!
  • Possible Mountain Lion In My Area

    08/08/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT · by SolidRedState · 100 replies
    Me ^ | 08/08/2014 | SolidRedState
    So here's a story and you can tell me if I am bat s*** crazy or you can laugh or whatever. My wife and I walk along a rural paved road in the evening about a half mile and turn around and come back. We have corn and bean fields on each side and nice wide ditches. One evening about 2 weeks ago on a Monday we were walking back and noticed a dead deer in the ditch on the far side. At first we thought it must have been hut by a car. The strange thing was that it...
  • Is an African Lion Roaming Streets of California?

    08/04/2014 5:52:59 PM PDT · by ETL 2 · 49 replies
    Security video shows a mysterious animal that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says is "no mountain lion."
  • Ice age lion figurine: Ancient fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old animal figurine....

    08/02/2014 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 30 July 2014 | Science Daily
    Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age. The mammoth ivory figurine depicting a lion was discovered during excavations in 1931. The new fragment makes up one side of the figurine's head, and the sculpture may be viewed at the Tübingen University Museum from 30 July. "The figurine depicts a lion," says Professor Nicholas Conard of Tübingen University's Institute of Prehistory...
  • Family’s Car Catches on Fire While in Lion Enclosure at UK Safari Park

    04/19/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A family visiting Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire were faced with a nightmare scenario after their car caught on fire while they were driving through a lion enclosure. Footage of the family’s car ablaze was filmed by another visitor to the sanctuary yesterday and seemed to show them in a precarious situation. Luckily staff at the park had already pulled the woman and two children from the car before the fire had started. ‘The lions just kept their distance and didn’t take their eyes off the fire and smoke,’ eyewitness George Lear told the BBC. ‘The rangers were pushing them...
  • Zoo receives threats over giraffe's death

    02/11/2014 8:12:11 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 7:39 p.m. | From Wire Reports
    COPENHAGEN — Copenhagen Zoo's scientific director and staff have received death threats because a healthy giraffe was killed to avoid inbreeding, the zoo said on Monday. But director Bengt Holst said it was the right decision, and he would be ready to do the same with another animal if needed. The death of Marius, an 18-month-old male shot on Sunday and then dissected in front of crowds at the zoo, has started a uproar among animal lovers in Denmark and abroad. “I got direct threats against the zoo, me and my family,” Holst said. A caller who telephoned in the...
  • Liberals Outraged! Scandinavian Zoo Feeds Meat to Lion!

    02/10/2014 7:29:03 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    various Facebook news story posts ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | various Facebook news posts
    See the Facebook collection of stories and reader comments. How dare an animal be slaughtered for its meat! How dare a zoo feed meat to a lion!
  • Worlds Biggest Cat is a Liger

    01/24/2014 9:14:12 AM PST · by navysealdad · 32 replies
    Here is the worlds biggest cat with the name of Hercules, he is a cross (Hybrid) between a tiger and a lion thus making it a Liger, it weighs 900Lb's and is almost 12ft Tall!
  • This lion doesn’t run, instead kills, eats wolf ( Wyoming )

    12/15/2013 12:34:39 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Jackson Hole News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Mike Koshmrl
    Five mountain lion cubs mothered by Teton Cougar Project research animals have met their ends in the jaws of wolves over the past few years. Now a Jackson Hole female cougar appears to have exacted vengeance. A lion tracked by the Kelly-based science institute for the past six years is documented to have recently dined on a yearling wolf, Cougar Project biologist Mark Elbroch says. “What’s nice about this particular incident is that this is a collared mountain lion, and we know for sure that she killed it,” ... While not unheard of, proven cases of lions killing wolves are...
  • Buffalo Throws Lion into Air to save His Friend Being EATEN by Lions

    12/15/2013 12:28:47 PM PST · by albasun · 32 replies
    Albasun ^ | 15/12/2013 | Azir Jusufi
    A lion gets thrown into the air by a buffalo bull trying to save his friend from Being EATEN by Lions. The amazing footage was filmed by Ian Matheson and his son Oliver in the Mjejane Reserve, on the border of Kruger National Park in South Africa. read more & video
  • 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...
  • In defence of a lion killer

    11/21/2013 1:31:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Daily Maverick ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Ivo Vegter
    The outrage about an American hunter, Melissa Bachman, who bragged on Twitter about bagging a splendid male lion, was terrifying to watch. Terrifying, but also deeply troubling on many levels. Emotive outrage and smug judgmentalism are no substitute for rational thought and pragmatic policy. Every year, game hunters travel to South Africa, pockets stuffed with dollars. Most of them are men, who quietly come and go, leaving behind them R6.2 billion in industry revenue, according to Environmental Affairs minister Edna Molewa. But when one hunter, an American television host named Melissa Bachman, dared to boast about her wonderful African hunting...
  • Rare White Lion Saved From Death - by Electric Fence

    09/15/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    mIRROR ^ | 14 Sep 2013 | By Natalie Evans
    The rare-coloured big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious females when one of them accidentally brushed a high-voltage wire and leaped away in painA cornered white lion narrowly escapes death... thanks to an electric fence. The rare-coloured big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious females when one of them accidentally brushed a high-voltage wire and leaped away in pain. While the others were distracted the lucky lion grabbed the chance to flee her attackers. Game ranger and photographer Ken Whyte, 22, watched on as the battle unfolded in the Kruger...
  • S.C. liger named world's largest feline

    09/14/2013 11:13:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 13, 2013
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.,- Guinness World Records announced the latest edition of its book includes a 922-pound South Carolina liger dubbed the world's largest living feline. Sara Wilcox, public relations and marketing executive for Guinness World Records North America, said Hercules the Myrtle Beach liger, a hybrid of a lion and a tiger, appears in the 2014 "Guinness Book of World Records" as the world's largest feline, weighing in at 922 pounds and measuring 131 inches long and 49 inches tall at his shoulder, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach) reported Friday. Hercules lives at the Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve's area...
  • World’s largest cat basks in Myrtle Beach area

    09/13/2013 12:50:20 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 61 replies
    Sun News ^ | 11 Sep 13 | Steve Palisin
    Morris the Cat wouldn’t have one paw, let alone one claw, up on Hercules, the world’s largest living feline. This liger – a hybrid of a lion and tiger – tips the scales at 922 pounds, and is now entered into the 2014 edition of the “Guinness World Records” book, published Thursday
  • Who Are You Going to Believe, Me or Your Lion Eyes?

    08/17/2013 8:27:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-17-2013 | MOTUS
    It started with counterfeit purses, sneakers and iPods, moved on to museums filled with fake antiquities and now I understand they’re passing dogs off as lions! Is there nothing the Chinese won’t fake? A Chinese zoo ridiculed for passing off a shaggy dog as a lion has shut down temporarily for "rectification", media reported Friday.The zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute -- a Tibetan Mastiff -- started barking, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily had reported earlier. Tibetan Mastiff, disguised as a lion: gives new meaning to the term “copycat” Lyin’ Eyes: EaglesApparently...
  • China Zoo Under Fire for Disguising Dog as Lion

    08/15/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies ^ | 8-15-13 | AFP
    A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking. The zoo in the People's Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily. It quoted a customer surnamed Liu who wanted to show her son the different sounds animals made -- but he pointed out that the animal in the cage labelled "African lion" was barking. The beast was in fact a Tibetan mastiff -- a large and long-haired breed of dog. "The zoo is absolutely...
  • Now That Barack Obama Lectured Us on Trayvon Martin Will He Talk About Marley Lion?

    07/20/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012. He was 17. His life and death has been ignored by the national media. Marley was white. His killers were black. Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood. There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him. Unfortunately, some deaths are more important than others. ... Marley is a victim of black gang violence. Violent crime against white Americans was up 18% last year.
  • Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)

    05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue
    Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.
  • 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."
  • W. Washington woman killed by lion at Calif. animal park

    03/07/2013 2:52:57 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 42 replies ^ | March 6, 2013 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old intern from Washington state. She was attacked and killed Wednesday when she entered the male African lion's enclosure at Cat Haven, about 45 miles east of Fresno, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies found her severely injured and still lying inside the enclosure with the lion nearby, said Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Bob Miller. Another park worker couldn't lure the lion into another pen, so deputies shot and killed it to safely reach...
  • Woman mauled to death by lion as she made love to her boyfriend in the African bush.

    03/06/2013 9:17:25 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 103 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 6, 2013 | EMILY MILLER
    A woman was mauled to death by a lion as she made love to her boyfriend outdoors in Zimbabwe, it was reported today. Sharai Mawera died yesterday after the big cat pounced while she was enjoying a romantic moment in the bush with her unnamed partner....... The friend said: 'He is a fisherman and he used to often meet at the same spot with his girlfriend, who is now deceased. 'The two were romping when the incident occurred. The lion came from behind and roared. 'The guy managed to escape before stopping at a distance where he witnessed his companion...
  • Dog shaved to look like lion sparks 911 call in Norfolk (video at source)

    01/09/2013 6:04:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/9/2013 | Patrick Wilson
    The 911 caller reported that the baby lion was walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food, near 50th Street. So police called the Virginia Zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure the lions were all accounted for, said Winfield Danielson, a zoo spokesman. Mramba, the male lion, and Zola, the female, were in their habitats. As it turns out, it was Charles the Monarch that was out and about. Neighborhood regulars know Charles, who hangs out with his owner at Daniel Painter's business, Daniel's Lawn & Garden Center, on Colley Avenue. Charles is a cross of Labrador retriever and...