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  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • Ndamukong Suh to Sign with Dolphins: Twitter Reacts to Reported Contract

    03/08/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    NFL ^ | 03.08.15
    The Miami Dolphins have reportedly agreed to a massive contract that will land them the most prized free agent of the NFL offseason: former Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh.
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • President Obama: I'd be 'pretty aggravated' if I were a Lions fan

    01/07/2015 8:59:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | John Breech
    President Barack Obama is an admittedly big sports fan, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that he was watching the Cowboys-Lions game on Sunday. What might come as a surprise though is that Obama, a Chicago Bears fan, actually empathizes with Lions fans after Detroit's controversial 24-20 loss. The president told the Detroit News that he would be 'pretty aggravated' if he were a Lions fan.
  • Chris Christie in hot water with New York football fans after celebrating NFL playoff victory for

    01/05/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2014 | Thomas Burrows
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has landed himself in hot water after he was caught enthusiastically celebrating a victory for the Dallas Cowboys. Christie was filmed hugging Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen in a garish orange sweater after Dallas defeated Detroit Lions in a match yesterday. A native of New Jersey, Christie follows the Cowboys despite his team having a long-standing rivalry with the New York Giants in his own state as they play in the same NFL conference every year. He also cheers for the Cowboys ahead of his state's other NFL team, the New York...
  • Detroit Lions' Don Carey Talks Balancing Seminary, Leading Ministry Ahead of Playoffs

    01/02/2015 4:25:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Christine Thomasos
    Making it to the big leagues is the dream of countless athletes, but for playoffs-bound Don Carey, being an NFL player does not fulfill his purpose. Carey, the 27-year-old Lions safety, has had to endure the same grueling practice and game schedules as the rest of his peers in the NFL. However, he manages to find the time to pursue a masters degree at Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth Township, Michigan, while being a family man to his new wife and soon-to-be newborn son.... "Tomorrow is not promised to any of us," Carey told The Christian Post. "I am more...
  • Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs. Cowboys

    12/30/2014 2:38:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    NBC sports ^ | December 30, 2014, 5:22 PM EST
    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is not suspended from Sunday’s playoff game after all. Suh has won the appeal of his one-game suspension and will play on Sunday at Dallas. Instead of getting suspended, Suh will be fined $70,000. That’s actually a more harsh financial penalty than a suspension would have been, as players on wild card teams are paid $22,000 for their first playoff game.
  • NFL suspends Ndamukong Suh for one game

    12/29/2014 12:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 174 replies
    Ndamukong Suh will pay a steep price for his fancy footwork in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. The NFL has suspended the Lions' defensive tackle for one game for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the league announced Monday. Suh will not be available for Sunday's NFC wild card game against the Dallas Cowboys. "You did not respond in the manner of someone who had lost his balance and
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Left to fend for themselves among the dead, the tragic animals stranded in Gaza zoo

    08/17/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-14
    Left to fend for themselves among the dead, the tragic animals stranded in Gaza zoo as it falls apart after weeks of Israeli shelling The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. The animals were caught in the crossfire of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that has killed more than 1,960 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. In one enclosure a fly-covered pelican huddles in the corner with a duck. Opposite, a small crocodile sits motionless...
  • Memphis Zoo Bans Woman for Hopping Barrier to Feed Lions Cookies

    06/25/2014 9:53:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    MEMPHIS, June 24 (UPI) -- Wonder if they were animal crackers? An unidentified Tennessee woman has been banned from the Memphis Zoo for hopping a barrier and entering the enclosure that holds the lions to feed them cookies. Other zoo patrons called the zoo's hotline number after seeing the woman jump the barrier and hearing her singing to the lions. When the woman was over the barrier, the only thing separating her from the lions was some wire. "[She was singing] some song that was telling how much she missed them. It was bizarre," witness Michelle Beasley told WMC. "I've...
  • Lion Takes to the Air to Catch Dinner for Two

    05/15/2014 9:18:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 5/15/2014 | Tyler McNally
    Antelopes are known for their athleticism and their ability to evade lions and other forms of prey in Africa, but they are not always successful in their attempts to flee.
  • Copenhagen Zoo Kills Four Healthy Staff Members To Make Space For New Employees

    03/31/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    COPENHAGEN (The Global Edition) – The Copenhagen Zoo has killed several of its staff members early this morning in order to create four new job openings, the Zoo public relations sector reported. Officials of the Zoo say that the four members of the staff were humanely executed after being put to sleep with a lethal injection, and then skinned and chopped up while visitors crowded around and the meat was fed to the lion population.
  • Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford dies at 88

    03/09/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 35 replies
    foxnews/ap ^ | March 09, 2014 | Staff

    01/10/2014 4:30:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | January 10, 2014 | Jamey Brown
    Pope Francis shakes me up. Not in a worldly, materialistic way like when I lost my twenty dollar subway and bus pass last week, or when I totally forgot to pay my cell phone bill last month and got a late fee. But in a primal, profound way that I cannot shake – in a way that haunts me.
  • Jon Kitna joining Dallas Cowboys as QB insurance

    12/24/2013 3:36:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Dallas Cowboys worked out David Carr, Tyler Thigpen, John Skelton and Caleb Hanie, only to send all four of the free-agent quarterbacks home without a contract. Now we know why.
  • 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...
  • Officials unsure what prompted lion to kill fellow big cat at Dallas Zoo

    11/18/2013 4:24:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2013
    A female lion at the Dallas Zoo was killed by a male lion in front of visitors on Sunday and officials are unsure what prompted the attack. The female lion, 5-year-old Johari, was bitten on the neck by one of two male lions in the exhibit, Kamaia and Dinari, although it’s unclear what lion delivered the fatal bite. Lynn Kramer, the zoo’s vice president of animal operations and welfare, told he had never seen such an attack in several decades of experience with the animals.
  • Kidnapped Ethiopian Girl Rescued by Caring, Protective Lions

    04/06/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Grist ^ | 3 Apr 2013 | Sarah Miller
    A 12-year-old girl kidnapped by a group of seven men in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet was found several days after her abduction, safe under the watchful eyes of three lions. Not only were the lions guarding her, they allegedly chased off her captors. The girl was reportedly abducted by the seven men with the idea that she would be forced into marrying one of the them. According to the United Nations, about 70 percent of the marriages taking place in Ethiopia are the result of similar kidnappings. And nearly 100 percent of those abduction-marriages are not thwarted by...
  • Six lions speared to death by residents after preying on livestock in Kenyan township

    06/21/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2012 | Simon Tomlinson
    Six lions were speared to death by angry residents after preying on dozens of goats and cows in a settlement near the Kenyan capital's national park. Herders in the small township of Kitengela, on the outskirts of Nairobi, ambushed the animals because they said they had been killing their livestock. The group, who are mainly Maasai pastoralists, said about 28 goats and eight cows had been killed by the marauding lions in the last two days. Francis Kasha, a livestock keeper, whose animals were killed in a previous attack says these types of incidents have been on the increase, forcing...
  • 2 salmon-eating sea lions killed at Bonneville Dam (nonlethal hazing failed)

    04/08/2012 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12
    2 salmon-eating sea lions killed at Bonneville DamAssociated Press – Fri, Apr 6, 2012 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state wildlife spokesman says two salmon-eating California sea lions have been captured this week at Bonneville Dam and killed by lethal injection. The Oregonian reports the deaths are the first this year after a federal judge ruled last month the program could proceed. Washington Fish and Wildlife spokesman Craig Bartlett says the sea lions were captured Tuesday.
  • Man claims attack by lion, saved by a bear

    03/28/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies ^ | March 28, 2012 | Trevor Warner
    A Paradise man says he is lucky to be alive after an attack by a mountain lion Monday morning. Robert Biggs, 69, often hikes in the Bean Soup Flat area, which is about a mile and a half above Whisky Flats. He came across a mother bear, a yearling and a newborn, which were about 40 feet from where he was standing. After watching the bear family for a few minutes he decided to leave them be and turned to walk back up the trail. As he turned, a mountain lion pounced on him grabbing hold of his backpack with...
  • Global warming causes snow and volcanoes

    02/27/2012 5:37:23 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 4 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2012 | Don Surber
    Everything proves global warming to the true believers. If it floods, that proves global warming. If it doesn’t rain, that proves global warming. If it is warm, that proves global warming. If it is cold, that proves global warming. And if everything proves it — nothing does really. Now we have this nonsense from the Telegraph: Climate change means autumn levels of sea ice have dropped by almost 30 percent since 1979 – but this is likely to trigger more frequent cold snaps such as those that brought blizzards to the UK earlier this month. And Arctic sea ice could...

    12/24/2011 7:01:47 PM PST · by TheRobb7 · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-24-11 | Associated Press
    DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford led a victory-lap parade around the perimeter of Ford Field, high-fiving fans that have been waiting since 1999 for the Detroit Lions to make the playoffs. With the crowd chanting "Play-offs! Play-offs!" as the final few minutes ticked away, Detroit clinched a postseason spot thanks to Stafford's three touchdown passes in a 38-10 win over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. Stafford appeared to be touched by the face-to-face interaction with fans hanging over the railing to reach his raised right hand. "You could just get a sense of how much it meant to them," Stafford...
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) — A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramer’s death. Griffen Kramer’s father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.
  • Born to Roar: Lions' and Tigers' Fearsome Roars Are Due to Their Unusual Vocal Cords

    11/10/2011 4:00:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 2, 2011 | Science Daily
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2011) — When lions and tigers roar loudly and deeply -- terrifying every creature within earshot -- they are somewhat like human babies crying for attention, although their voices are much deeper. So says the senior author of a new study that shows lions' and tigers' loud, low-frequency roars are predetermined by physical properties of their vocal fold tissue -- namely, the ability to stretch and shear -- and not by nerve impulses from the brain. "Roaring is similar to what a baby sounds like when it cries," says speech scientist Ingo Titze, executive director of the...
  • Schools Close After Animals Escape Muskingum Co. Exotic Animal Farm. (Lions, Tigers, Bears)

    10/18/2011 10:40:45 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies · 1+ views
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Several schools announced that they will not have school on Wednesday after exotic animals escaped a Muskingum County animal farm. The schools are: Maysville Local Schools, Zanesville City Schools, Foxfire Community Schools and West Muskingum Local Schools. Police said they had shot at least 25 of at least 48 escaped exotic animals on Tuesday night. Terry Thompson, the owner of the farm, was found dead outside of his home on the animal farm property. Police said the fences had been left unsecured. According to police, the animals escaped at about 6 p.m. from an animal farm near...
  • Lions Maul Vikings in Overtime

    09/25/2011 2:54:03 PM PDT · by madison10 · 36 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2011 | Jon Krawczynski
    Lions win 26 to 23 MINNEAPOLIS - The old Detroit Lions would have wilted after falling behind 20-0 at halftime. These are not the same old Lions. Matthew Stafford(notes) threw two touchdown passes in the second half to rally Detroit from the big halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
  • Lion Smugglers Plague Somalia

    09/21/2011 6:05:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 21, 2011 | Tristan McConnell
    Rescued lion cubs highlight big problem of wildlife smuggling and ecosystem destruction in Somalia.Behind a fortified compound encircled with sandbags near Mogadishu’s airport is a large fenced enclosure that was the unlikely home to a pair of lion cubs rescued from smugglers earlier this year. The two cubs were discovered aboard a ship at Mogadishu port. They were taken in and cared for by foreign contractors in the war-torn city until last week, when they were finally flown out to an animal sanctuary in South Africa. Grumpy and Scar, as they were nicknamed, (the former has a bad temper and...
  • Toddler, 18 months, attacked by cougar on Vancouver Island ( Canada )

    09/03/2011 7:35:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    The Victoria Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | CINDY E. HARNETT
    An 18-month-old boy attacked by a cougar in Pacific Rim National Park Monday was in serious condition in B.C. Children's Hospital Tuesday. Julien Sylvester's mother, Sarah Hagar, was at the hospital in Vancouver with her injured son. "The patient is in serious condition, which means he is being monitored closely," ... The family had packed up and was leaving the beach. Julien was walking three metres in front of his grandfather and an unidentified adult when the cougar leaped on the boy from a forest at the edge of the beach, Armstrong said. The cougar was momentarily daunted by Julien's...
  • Woman Attacked, Eaten by Lion in Her Own Home (Escaped from Game Reserve)

    07/20/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011
    Big cat escaped from a game reserve in KenyaA woman has been eaten by a lion after it escaped from a game reserve in Kenya. According to The Sun, Martha Nduta was said to have been attacked in her own home, and dragged from the property on Friday. Officials, who searched the area in the Nyahururu district for her, found only a human skull and a few scraps of bone. Relatives identified the tragic 58-year-old's body from the remains of her ripped clothes and a shoe found at the scene. Francio Nyamatari, Laikipia West police chief, said Kenya Wildlife Service...
  • 12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison

    06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother. Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult. Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him. If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21...
  • Tiger Easter!

    04/21/2011 12:08:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 21,2011 | annem040359
    For all the cat lovers out there, once again the Big Cat Rescue people put out a very fun short video of two big cats, acting like their little cats cousins when it comes to toys. Plus in a special way, toys that look like Easter eggs and filled with CATNIP to make a catnip cocktail in the giant watering container.
  • "Lions of Tawhheed"

    02/16/2011 4:15:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/16/11 | Trevor Loudon
    his a struggle to get through, but it will certainly give you an insight into the thinking of radical Islamists.
  • Widow in Rangers Plea Over Killer Lions (Spare the Lions That Ate Hubby)

    11/05/2010 11:26:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 2+ views
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 11/4/2010
    THE grieving wife of a man attacked and killed by five lions at a game reserve has asked rangers to spare the lives of the animals. Pete Evershed, 59, a Zimbabwean, was taking a shower when a pride of five lions attacked him on Saturday evening while he was on a camping holiday in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. He was staying at the Chitake Springs camp with his wife, brother-in-law and a friend when he was killed. Caroline Washaya-Moyo, the park’s spokesperson, said the “open” shower was 38 metres from where the group had set up their tents. His...
  • Zimbabwean Man Killed by Lions While Showering

    11/03/2010 5:18:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 3 2010
    A Zimbabwean has been killed by a pride of lions while he was showering in a camp in the country's north.The man was attacked while using an outside shower at a fishing camp near Mana Pools National Park, Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force told German news agency DPA. The area, located on the Zambesi River, is popular with hunters, most of whom stay in basic camps that offer little protection against attack by wild animals. The attack is the latest in a string of lion attacks in the area, Mr Rodrigues said. Eight villagers were killed...
  • Detroit Lions: First NFL Team to lose 100 games since 2002 re-alignment (worst team in the NFL).

    09/26/2010 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies · 2+ views
    09.26.10 | Perdogg
    The Detroit Lion Sunday became the first NFL team since the 2002 re-alignment to lose 100 games. Since 2002 re-alignment, the Lions are 31-100. The best team since the 2002 re-alignment, the Indianapolis Colts, last week became the first team to win 100 games. The Colts are 101-30, with 1 Super Bowl win, since the beginning of the 2002 season. The second worse team is the Oakland Raiders who are 41-90 since 2002. The second best team is the New England Patriots who are 98-33 since 2002.
  • Lions, SalafiMedia.Com, Oh My...

    07/15/2010 2:38:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    JARRET ^ | Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Jarret Brachman
    Lions, SalafiMedia.Com, Oh My… Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 is one of the leading English-language online promulgators of the next generation of hardline Jihadi-Salafi media. I’d like to focus your attention on their primary logo: a ferocious lion. This specific lion image that they use appears widely across their website and in the videos they post to their website. Here are some examples:
  • Lion kills SA woman in Zim ( South Africa - Zimbabwe )

    06/03/2010 12:58:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 312+ views
    News24 ^ | 2010-06-03 | Virginia Keppler
    A South African woman who worked at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe was killed when she was attacked by an adult lion... Robyn Lotz, 26, from Pretoria, whose life's mission was caring for and rehabilitating neglected and injured wild animals, was attacked after a worker presumably didn't close the gate to the lion's cage properly. Clinton Lubbe, 37, Lotz's brother-in-law, said on Wednesday the workers had apparently been cleaning the lion cages. According to a post on the Facebook page of the animal rehabilitation centre, the lion pushed the gate open and crawled through a smaller gate, used to throw...
  • Tiger advocate mauled to death by pet ( Canada )

    01/11/2010 6:48:35 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies · 2,591+ views
    AFP ^ | January 11, 2010
    A Canadian man has been mauled to death by a 295-kilogram tiger after winning a lengthy legal battle for the right to keep exotic pets... Norman Buwalda, 66, was found dead in the tiger's pen on his property in rural Ontario ... "He had gone in to feed the tiger and possibly had been attacked," Mr Carlson said, indicating there were no witnesses. Mr Buwalda had also kept two lions and a cougar, police said. In 2004, a tiger attack on a 10-year-old boy visiting the property sparked a ban on keeping wild animals as pets.
  • Tourists sue Sanbona safari park after too-close encounter with lions

    11/18/2009 9:47:06 PM PST · by Saije · 4 replies · 593+ views
    London Times ^ | 11/19/2009 | Chris Smythe
    Eight British tourists are suing a South African safari park after they became trapped by a pride of wild lions when their tour vehicle overturned. The group are claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds for injuries and post-traumatic stress allegedly suffered when they were exposed to the “threatening conduct of the lions” at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve northeast of Cape Town. One of the animals also stole a boot from the tourists, they say. Papers lodged at Cape Town High Court claim that the injuries were due to the irresponsible actions of Natasha Van der Merwe, a park employee. According to...
  • Deer fatally injured after jumping into lion's den

    11/08/2009 4:26:16 PM PST · by raj bhatia · 67 replies · 2,457+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2009 | Martin Weil
    A deer was fatally injured Sunday after jumping into a lion enclosure at the National Zoo, as visitors looked on.
  • Amazing 'invisible' cage which puts you a whisker away from lion's jaws

    11/06/2009 12:24:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,294+ views ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Sara Nelson
    The four passengers in the jeep must feel a whisker away from death as a lion jumps up on to their bonnet for lunch. But that's all part of the attraction. The jeep is a new zoo exhibit which allows visitors to get incredibly close to the lions. The back part of the vehicle, up to where the windscreen should be, is actually on the outside of the reinforced glass cage. The bonnet is on the inside, and covered with meat to entice the big cats closer. It makes for an exhilarating experience, according to Robyn and Davin Price, both...
  • 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.
  • Mountain lion killed in Deadwood city limits

    10/22/2009 5:43:35 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 888+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 22 oct 09 | Kevin Woster
    A mountain lion was killed within the Deadwood city limits Wednesday morning after the big cat, and possibly another, apparently killed a deer in a backyard in town. A South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department trapper killed one lion Wednesday, but the hunt wasn't over, because police reports early in the day indicated that two lions were in the area. GF&P placed four baited live traps in town in hopes that the other cat could be caught overnight Wednesday. "Our trapper did euthanize one lion, and we're trying to determine what else we have out there," said John Kanta,...
  • What is the probability the Detroit Lions loss every game (again!)

    09/10/2009 4:33:35 AM PDT · by mattstat · 46 replies · 1,468+ views
    I am from Detroit and I am a Lions fan; erstwhile, anyway. The Lions stink, stank, and have stunk since before I was born. They are lousy, appalling, and nausea-inducing. They are no damn good. Rotten, too. Few can remember when last they won a game. My dad always jokes that in their first game of each new season, a fan in the stadium holds up a sign reading, “Wait ’til next year!”. Because of their rank dismalness, they are, paradoxically, the most-loved football team, and the reason is simple. What opposing coach’s heart is not filled with glee when...
  • Lion trapped, relocated from north Boulder neighborhood

    06/17/2009 6:25:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies · 2,190+ views
    Camera ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jean Spencer
    A young mountain lion was trapped and relocated by the Colorado Division of Wildlife after eating a house cat Monday ... north Boulder. “He was just too close,” Churchill said. “We wanted to give him a spanking and move him out of town.” Wildlife officials previously tagged the same cougar in February when the kitten was stuck in a tree, Churchill said. He is part of the five-year Front Range Mountain Lion Study, which aims to track mountain lions between Lyons and Evergreen to better understand cougar movement trends and develop a way to mitigate aggressive behavior near human establishments,...
  • Cougar removed from yard of Santa Fe-area home

    04/25/2009 7:52:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,250+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/23/2009
    A cougar lounging in the courtyard of a rural Santa Fe-area home ... Game warden Desi Ortiz says the animal showed no fear... He hit the 100-pound female mountain lion in the hind leg with a tranquilizer, and she jumped over the courtyard wall and disappeared. He got a call a short time later about a cougar staggering into the courtyard of another nearby home.
  • U.S., Iraqi Troops Hear Lion’s Roar

    04/23/2009 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Creighton Holub, USA
    COB ADDER — The 10th Iraqi Army Division sent out its ground troops and air support assets to conduct Operation “Lion’s Roar,” the first large-scale combined-arms live-fire exercise in southern Iraq, April 19. “They did outstanding,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, commander of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. “The Iraqi Army is here to defend its citizens and protect their borders.” A platoon of Iraqi Soldiers landed on a mock battlefield in Iraqi Air Force helicopters to capture fictitious criminals. They moved forward in wedge formations while relying on cover from the terrain. Acting on a call for fire...
  • Pictured: Bizarre zoo where visitors sit on a fully grown male lion's back

    03/31/2009 2:43:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1,758+ views
    dailymail ^ | 31st March 2009
    A controversial zoo in Argentina allows tourists to have extremely close encounters with some of the most dangerous predators in the world. Here at the Lujan Zoo near Buenos Aires visitors can ride lions, cuddle bears, stroke tigers and feed cheetahs. The animals appear to be very sedate and tame and keepers casually supervise the animals that aren't chained when they are out of their cages. Visitors can even pick up the smaller animals and manhandle them at risk to themselves and the creatures.