Lioness mauls whip-cracking tamer at Russian circus show

Europe 05/25/21, 08:26

Families hoping for a little excitement at the circus got more than they bargained for, after one of the world's biggest cats attacked their handler. A video that went viral on social media shows the terrifying moment a lion tamer quickly escaped a lioness attack. The footage shows lionesses Vega, 5, and ...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

U.S. 05/25/19, 08:57

Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it ...

Florida zoo celebrates its first lion birth in 30 years

U.S. 05/24/19, 10:45

A Florida zoo is celebrating the birth of three African lion cubs.The Naples Daily News reports this is the first time in 30 years that the Naples Zoo has had lion cubs. The zoo announced the birth of the cubs Thursday; one was born May 13 and two were born ...

2 elderly African lions die at San Francisco, San Diego zoos

U.S. 05/22/19, 19:20

Two beloved, elderly lions have died at zoos in California.The San Francisco Zoo announced Wednesday that a 16-year-old male African lion named Jahari died Monday of old age. African lions live to about 14 in the wild.He was born at the zoo in 2003 and raised by the staff after ...

New African lion exhibit opens in New Orleans

U.S. 05/17/19, 12:58

A new lion exhibit is opening at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.During a recent tour, the African lions could be seen lounging in the shade of an enormous rock surrounded by open grass and tree limbs.The scene is reminiscent of the African Savannah and is part of the new ...

Off to a new life: 3 Albanian lions sent to Dutch cat center

Europe 05/07/19, 08:59

Three formerly hungry lions being housed at Tirana Zoo in Albania have been sedated and in about 48 hours will wake up at the Felida Big Cat Centre in the Netherlands.Ioana Dungler, the project leader from Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, said experts put the lions in specially ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for removing sea lions at Bonneville Dam about 145 miles (235 ...

Animal welfare group and Albania quarrel over 3 lions’ fate

Europe 04/18/19, 16:04

An international animal welfare group was locked in a dispute with the Albanian government Thursday over three lions that were removed from a private zoo but not been taken to their new home in the Netherlands.The lions require proper medical care but remain caged in Albania due to Tirana's "bureaucratic ...

Rhino poacher killed by elephant and eaten by lions

Africa 04/08/19, 10:07

A rhinoceros poacher in a South Africa wildlife preserve was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions, authorities said. Rangers at Kruger National Park found his skull and trousers. The man and two others were hunting for rhinos illegally last week when the elephant surprised them and trampled him, ...

Wild animals get care at private Russian center

Europe 03/20/19, 04:21

Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her skin that it started to cut through bone.Luckily for these wild animals, and ...

Czech man mauled to death by his pet lion

Europe 03/05/19, 14:35

Police say a man has been mauled to death by his pet lion in a village in eastern Czech Republic.They say that they were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morning, where they found two lions in an enclosure with the body of a man. After assessing the ...

Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern

U.S. 02/20/19, 19:53

A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people at the start of a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.A Caswell County sheriff's lieutenant ...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

U.S. 01/18/19, 20:55

Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, ...

Deputies fired 8 gunshots to subdue lion after fatal attack

U.S. 01/02/19, 15:45

A North Carolina sheriff's report says three tranquilizer darts and eight gunshots were needed to subdue a lion that fatally attacked a zoo intern. A newly released Caswell County Sheriff's Office incident report details deputies' response to the fatal attack Sunday at the Conservators Center near Burlington. The lion killed 22-year-old ...

Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

U.S. 12/31/18, 10:44

An intern was helping do some routine cleaning at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion attacked and swiftly killed her, authorities said. Visitors were rushed out while the staff and authorities tried vainly to tranquilize the animal and reach the young woman's body. But in the end, deputies shot ...

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area at conservatory

U.S. 12/30/18, 18:00

A lion killed a worker at a wildlife conservatory Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said.The lion was shot and killed after it attacked the worker in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Center in Caswell County, the center said in a ...

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

U.S. 12/07/18, 18:28

A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of investments to ...

Visually impaired sea lions join group at New Orleans zoo

U.S. 12/01/18, 14:21

A pair of visually impaired 2-year-old sea lions has joined the four sea lions already at the zoo in New Orleans.Ayah and Jolee were both malnourished when they were rescued along the California coast in June 2017, according to a news release Friday from the Audubon Zoo.Jolee has cataracts in ...

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

America 11/16/18, 07:25

The rescue of 33 lions from South American circuses and their 2016 transfer to a South African refuge was billed as a compassionate gesture, a return "home" after years of abuse and living in cages. Things didn't turn out as planned.Animal Defenders International, a group that airlifted the lions to ...

The latest in bling: Selfie with a lion cub and a sport car

Europe 11/14/18, 10:44

When Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop this week, they exposed the tip of what animal campaigners say is a bizarre and disturbing new trend: People buying or renting cubs to take bling-bling selfie photos of themselves with a baby big cat. ...

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