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'There Is a Tiger Walking Down the Exit Ramp'

Escaped circus tiger had to be shot in Georgia

(Newser) - "There is a tiger walking down the exit ramp onto the interstate," 911 operators in Georgia heard Wednesday, prompting a feverish response from police and plenty of speculation on how the animal got there. That mystery is now solved. A microchip implanted in the female Bengal tiger, shot... More »

Mom Killed Trying to Rescue Daughter From Tiger Attack

They apparently thought they'd left the park, got out of car

(Newser) - Siberian tigers killed a woman and seriously injured her daughter Saturday after the pair left their vehicle in a drive-thru wildlife park in China. Surveillance video from Badaling Wildlife World, located near a section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, shows the younger woman exit the car's... More »

Tiger Kills Spanish Zookeeper

Woman may have left a gate open

(Newser) - A 37-year-old female zookeeper at a so-called "immersion zoo" in Spain was killed by a tiger, reports the AFP . The attack wasn't witnessed, but her body was discovered about 5pm Saturday at Terra Natura animal park. "The tiger was still in the cage with the 37-year-old keeper,... More »

Zoo on Mauled Zookeeper: It's Her Fault

Stacey Konwiser seemingly broke the rules

(Newser) - A zookeeper killed by a Malayan tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo met her end by entering an area she should have avoided, the zoo's top official says. Stacey Konwiser, 38, who was mauled on April 15, apparently broke zoo safety rules by going inside the cat's sleeping... More »

Zoo Could Have Shot Tiger as It Mauled Keeper, Didn't

Tranquilizing tiger instead delayed help for injured keeper Stacey Konwiser

(Newser) - To kill, or to tranquilize? Palm Beach Zoo is defending its choice of taking the latter route when keeper Stacey Konwiser was attacked and fatally injured by a tiger last Friday. Police say the choice meant that it took longer for emergency personnel to reach Konwiser, who died after being... More »

Life of Pi Tiger's Owner Hit With Cruelty Charges

After PETA released video of Michael Hackenberger allegedly whipping tiger

(Newser) - The self-proclaimed oldest zoo in North America has provided animals to films starring names like Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, but perhaps no Bowmanville Zoo animal has entered the spotlight like its Bengal tiger, which starred in the Oscar-winning Life of Pi. Now the Canadian zoo finds itself thrust in... More »

Woman's Ill-Advised Halloween Stunt: Petting a Tiger

She might lose parts of her fingers as a result

(Newser) - Halloween really did involve horror for an Omaha., Neb., woman who reportedly slipped into a zoo and stuck her hand in a tiger cage. Police say Jacqueline Eide, 33, jumped a fence into Henry Doorly Zoo as early as 4am on Sunday and headed for Mai, an 18-year-old Malayan tiger.... More »

Tiger Cub Found ... in California Neighborhood

Little guy was wandering the streets of Hemet

(Newser) - On the list of "Things You Don't Expect to Find Roaming Around a California Neighborhood," tiger cub is probably pretty near the top. Yet that is exactly what one woman in Hemet found yesterday, CBS Los Angeles reports. She brought the 3-month-old, 25-pound Bengal-Siberian tiger to a... More »

Flooded Zoo's Escaped Tiger Kills Man, Is 'Liquidated'

Tiger in Tbilisi, Georgia, also injured another man

(Newser) - A tiger roaming the streets of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi—one of several creatures that escaped the Tbilisi zoo this weekend amid heavy flooding—killed a man today in a main city square, and wounded another, reports the BBC . The killing set off a hunt by camouflaged special forces,... More »

Big Cat Sighted Near Paris

The town of Montevrain is on high alert after multiple sightings

(Newser) - A woman leaving her husband's grocery market in Montevrain just east of Paris saw what she believed to be a lynx, took a photo of what indeed appears to be a large feline, and called her husband from the confines of her car. Residents were told to stay indoors,... More »

Guy Walks Into a Bar —With a Tiger

But it's cool because it was on a leash, right?

(Newser) - Much as the headline might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, it's reality: A man in the Chicago suburbs brought a tiger into a bar earlier this month. On a leash, of course, but police still charged John Basile with disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors. Basile owns... More »

Zoo's Rare Tiger Drowns 3 Weeks After Birth

London zookeepers think mom might have carried it out of den

(Newser) - London zookeepers are using the word "distraught," and understandably so: The city's zoo has lost the first Sumatran tiger born there in 17 years; the three-week-old cub apparently drowned on Saturday morning. Keepers realized something was amiss after failing to locate the newborn using the cameras trained... More »

Safari Park to Visitors: Stop Wearing Animal Prints

And not because it's tacky; animals are getting confused, hungry

(Newser) - A British safari park has hired "animal print bouncers" to look out for guests wearing clothes that could confuse or scare the animals, the Guardian reports. The park has opened a new off-road attraction and animals are becoming alarmed "when they see what looks like zebras and giraffes... More »

Tigers Have Trapped 5 Men in Tree ... Since Thursday

Men entered Indonesian jungle looking for rare wood

(Newser) - Five Indonesian men have been trapped up a tree since Thursday, when they accidentally killed a tiger cub and were subsequently chased up the tree by Sumatran tigers. A sixth member of the group was killed by the tigers, the BBC reports. The group was in a national park looking... More »

Tiger Mauls Young Woman in Indiana

Caretaker, 21, was cleaning pen at rescue center

(Newser) - A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after being mauled by a tiger at a sanctuary near Indianapolis, reports the Indy Star . Marrisa Dub was cleaning a pen when the 18-year-old male tiger got back in through an improperly secured door in a holding area. By the time co-workers arrived,... More »

Bronx Zoo Jumper Survives Tiger Mauling

Victim, apparently suicidal, leaped into den from monorail

(Newser) - Bronx Zoo officials say they won't euthanize a tiger that mauled an apparently suicidal visitor yesterday. The 25-year-old victim survived, though the Daily News says he might lose one of his legs. He horrified fellow riders on the zoo's monorail when he jumped off the ride and into... More »

Lion and Liger Welcome World's First Liliger

Kiara born in Siberian zoo

(Newser) - We all know that a lion mating with a tiger produces a liger —but a zoo in Siberia has taken it one step further. The Novosibirsk Zoo mated a lion, Sam, with a liger, Zita. The result? An adorable liliger cub named Kiara, ABC News reports. She was born... More »

Tigers Adapt to Avoid Humans

Research in Nepal shows big cats become more nocturnal around people

(Newser) - Humans and tigers might just be able to coexist in the same space, with humans taking the day shift and the big cats coming out at night, a new study suggests. Researchers examined tiger habits in Chitwan National Park in Nepal, where tigers and humans share the same paths, the... More »

Tiger Kills Lion in Zoo

Big cat dispatched with single swipe of paw

(Newser) - Who's the king of the jungle? An old question about inter-species conflict has, unfortunately, been answered. A tiger killed a lion at a zoo in Turkey after finding a gap in the fence that separated them, the BBC reports. Zoo officials say the tiger killed the lion by severing its... More »

Tiger Fought Off With Soup Ladle

Malaysian man's wife saves him with kitchen implement

(Newser) - A Malaysian man survived a tiger attack after his wife bashed the animal with a wooden soup ladle. The man was hunting squirrels near his home in a jungle settlement in northern Malaysia when the tiger attacked, the BBC reports. The man, who was badly lacerated and is recovering in... More »

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