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Footage Shows How 5 Lions
Escaped Zoo Enclosure
Dec 1, 2022 2:33 PM CST
Footage Shows How 5 Lions Escaped Zoo Enclosure
They slipped through a weak part of their wire fence at Australian zoo
- Australia's Taronga Zoo had to issue a "code one" alert last month, for good reason: Five lions escaped their enclosure. All ended safely, and now CCTV footage has revealed how the lions made their great escape, reports the
. It's not as dramatic as you might think....
Kills Zoo Intruder
Aug 29, 2022 4:08 PM CDT
Mother Lion Kills Zoo Intruder
Officials say he may have been trying to steal rare white lion cubs
- A man was mauled to death Sunday at the zoo in Accra, Ghana, after he entered an enclosure housing a female lion and her two cubs, per the
The intruder, described only as a man in his 40s, was reportedly attacked as soon as he entered the enclosure. In...
Male Lion Kills Intended
Female Partner at Alabama Zoo
Jul 19, 2022 2:11 PM CDT
Male Lion Kills Intended Female Partner at Alabama Zoo
Akili was fatally injured by a lion named Josh
- A female lion was fatally injured while being introduced to a newly acquired male companion at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama, officials said Tuesday. Akili, who was born in 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and had been at the Birmingham Zoo since 2007, couldn't be saved after being injured...
'Stray Lion' Alert Leads to
Much More Innocuous Find
in case you missed it
May 8, 2022 11:35 AM CDT
'Stray Lion' Alert Leads to Much More Innocuous Find
It was a shopping bag with a lion's face on it in the bushes outside a Kenyan home
- A farmhand in Kenya may be feeling a little foolish today, but also pretty lucky: His anxiety-ridden "stray lion" sighting turned out not to be a lion after all. The BBC reports on the incident that took place in Kinyana, a village not far from Mount Kenya National Park,...
at Bronx Zoo
Been Her 2nd
Nov 12, 2021 4:15 PM CST
Woman's Stunt at Bronx Zoo May Have Been Her 2nd
Police are seeking trespasser who climbed over barrier at lion exhibit, much like incident in 2019
- An incident at the Bronx Zoo this week was reminiscent of one that took place about two years ago in the same spot—and it looks like it may have been a stunt pulled off by the same perpetrator. NBC News reports that at around 4pm on Thursday, a blonde...
Only Nation With
of Captive Lions
Pulls the Plug
May 7, 2021 11:49 AM CDT
Only Nation With 'Intense Breeding' of Captive Lions Pulls the Plug
South Africa says it will end breeding, keeping of lions in captivity, as well as lion bone trading
- South Africa says it will end its captive lion industry in a major move for conservation that would outlaw the heavily criticized "canned hunting" of the big cats and sale of their bones, as well as popular tourist experiences like petting cubs. The policy, which still needs to be...
Killed by Own
Lion as Wife
Aug 27, 2020 8:52 AM CDT
Conservationist Killed by Own Lion as Wife Watched
West Mathewson had defended his lions as friendly and playful
- West Mathewson rescued two white lion cubs from a facility where they were bred to be hunted when they were just days old. It was the start of a loving friendship. The South African conservationist raised the lionesses, keeping them in an enclosure at his safari lodge, Lion Tree Top...
Experts Paint Eyes on
Cow Butts—and It Works
in case you missed it
Aug 15, 2020 2:40 PM CDT
Experts Paint Eyes on Cow Butts—and It Works
Researchers find a low-cost way to save cattle in Botswana
- Want to save cattle from predatory attacks? First, paint eyeballs on their butts. Then see what happens. That's pretty much the gist of a new study out of Botswana—and it worked, Happy Mag reports. Researchers at the University of South Wales painted the eyes on cow butts to...
Lions Eat Teen
in Safari Park
Feb 27, 2020 3:19 AM CST
Lions Eat Teen in Safari Park
Pakistan teen had gone out to cut grass for cattle fodder
- A teenager in Pakistan who went out to cut grass for cattle fodder ended up being eaten by lions in a safari park, authorities say. The remains of 17-year-old Muhammed Bilal were found Wednesday in the lion enclosure at Lahore Safari, the BBC reports. The teen, who lived in a...
Old Perfume Taking Up Space?
Zoo's Big Cats Will Take It
Jan 30, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Old Perfume Taking Up Space? Zoo's Big Cats Will Take It
Banham Zoo puts out a call for perfume, cologne
- Have any old bottles of perfume or cologne lying around? Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England, will take them. The zoo says its lions, tigers, and leopards "respond very positively to unique scents when sprayed in their enclosures," and since their supplies are running low, they're hoping the...
Woman Who Climbed Into
Lion's Den: 'I Am the Lion Now'
Nov 8, 2019 7:10 AM CST
Woman Who Climbed Into Lion's Den: 'I Am the Lion Now'
Myah Autry is in custody on trespassing charges after stunt at Bronx Zoo went viral
- A woman who climbed into a lion's exhibit at New York City's Bronx Zoo in September has turned herself in to police. The
Asbury Park Press
reports that Myah Autry, said to be in her early 30s, has been charged with criminal trespassing after being taken into custody...
Bronx Zoo Visitor
Oct 2, 2019 4:33 AM CDT
Bronx Zoo Visitor Enters Enclosure, Taunts Lion
She danced, waved hands in front of animal
- The Bronx Zoo says a woman who climbed inside its lion exhibit and appeared to taunt one of the animals is lucky she wasn't killed or seriously injured. In video captured by a bystander Saturday, the woman waves at the apparently puzzled male lion and dances, NBC reports. The...
Lions Kill Owner After
He Turns His Back on Them
Aug 21, 2019 1:39 PM CDT
Lions Kill Owner After He Turns His Back on Them
Employees shot the 3 animals
- The owner of a game lodge in South Africa was killed by his lions when he entered their enclosure to repair a fence. Leon van Biljon, 70, was attacked Tuesday when he turned his back to three lions as he worked, the
reports. "One came from behind and...
They Went to See the Lions.
They Got a 'Bit Too Close'
May 17, 2019 11:34 AM CDT
They Went to See the Lions. They Got a 'Bit Too Close'
4-year-old girl in critical condition after attack at lion farm in South Africa
- The owner of a South African lion farm has conceded that the big cats in his charge sometimes "play a little rough," but an incident at the farm Sunday went far beyond play, leaving a 4-year-old girl in bad shape after one of the lions reached through a...
Hunters Pay to Shoot Lions
in Captivity, Private Probe Finds
Apr 28, 2019 9:43 AM CDT
Hunters Pay to Shoot Lions in Captivity, Private Probe Finds
British opponent calls South African industry barbaric
- The British government has been urged to outlaw the importing of captive lion trophies, after a private investigation of lion farming in South Africa. "The captive-bred lion industry shames South Africa—indeed it shames us all," Michael Ashcroft wrote in the
as he announced his lobbying...
Escaped Lion Kills
Dec 31, 2018 1:29 AM CST
Escaped Lion Kills 22-Year-Old Intern
She was 10 days into new job at NC zoo
- A 22-year-old woman was killed by an escaped lion just 10 days after starting an internship at a North Carolina wildlife conservatory. The Conservators Center in Burlington, around 50 miles northwest of Raleigh, says Alexandra Black was killed Sunday when the lion "somehow left a locked space" while its...
Lion Cub Rescued
Nov 15, 2018 12:10 AM CST
Lion Cub Rescued From Lamborghini
Paris cops found it during traffic stop
- Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop on the city's famed Champs-Elysees. The cub, named Putin but known as Dadou, is less than two months old, according to the French animal protection agency now caring for it. The agency, 30 Million Friends...
Jogger Finds Abandoned Lion
Oct 8, 2018 1:06 AM CDT
Jogger Finds Abandoned Lion
It was in a small cage in a Dutch field
- Police in the Netherlands are trying to track down the person who left a lion cub abandoned in a small cage in the middle of a field. The cub was spotted by an astonished jogger near the village of Tienhoven, north of Utrecht, the BBC reports. A veterinarian examined the...
'Karma': Lions Eat
Jul 5, 2018 6:58 PM CDT
'Karma': Lions Eat Rhino Poachers
3 poachers may have been killed in South Africa
- In a case of poetic justice, rhino poachers were recently eaten by lions in a South African game reserve. A ranger at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape discovered remains of at least two, possibly three people near a pride of lions Tuesday; an ax and three pairs...
Took 3 Lions for Walk.
It Did Not End Well
Feb 28, 2018 8:41 AM CST
'Lion Whisperer' Took 3 Lions for Walk. It Did Not End Well
22-year-old woman mauled to death in South Africa
- A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his "intimate glam camp" in the Dinokeng...
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