Wednesday, 22 June 2016

NEWSLINK: Mother fights off mountain lion that attacked her five-year-old son

A mother in Colorado managed to fight off a mountain lion (cougar) that attacked her five-year-old son while he was playing with his older brother.

The sheriff's office says the attack occurred outside the family home just northwest of Aspen in western Colorado on Friday.


NEWSLINK: Territorial war: Madhya Pradesh loses third tiger in 4 days

In a major setback to conservation efforts of Madhya Pradesh forest department, the state has lost yet another tiger to the war over territorial supremacy on Friday. With this, tiger death toll in reserves and parks of MP has gone up to 20 since January 1 this year.


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

NEWSLINK: Rare wild cat, found in Oman, shifted to breeding centre

The rare wild cat found in Oman was shifted to the wild animals breeding centre of the Royal Diwan Court, according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA).

Few weeks ago, MECA, in cooperation with a citizen had captured the animal in the Musandam governorate.


NEWSLINK: Man mauled to death by tiger in Kanha Reserve

A 70-year-old tribal man was mauled to death by a tiger in the buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve, officials said on Saturday.

“A tiger on Friday mauled to death Raja Ram at the buffer zone close to Khatia forest range of the park,” Kanha Tiger Reserve Field Director J. S. Chauhan said.


Monday, 20 June 2016

NEWSLINK: Probe ordered into Ravindra Jadeja's 'selfie' with lions

The Gujarat forest department has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja taking a 'selfie', which is not permitted, with lions at the Gir wildlife sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh.

The alleged incident occurred just days after the forest department advised tourists and locals against taking 'selfies' with lions.


NEWSLINK: 'Petite' leopard slipped through steel mesh, say zoo officials

Zoo officials said Wednesday that a rare Amur leopard found napping in a trellis just outside her enclosure Tuesday escaped by slipping through the steel mesh surrounding the habitat.

The 4-year-old leopard, Zeya, climbed the mesh that surrounds the enclosure on all sides in order to reach larger holes at the top of the habitat, zoo community relations coordinator Erica Hansen said.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

PHOTOS: Local cougar sighting adds to growing Lower Peninsula list

A single student sat immersed in his mobile device at the back of the school bus when a large, furry creature bounded across the road several bus lengths ahead.

Karen VanDusen, a Traverse City Area Public Schools bus driver of seven years, was nearing the end of her route May 26 between 3:15 p.m. and 3:25 p.m., returning to Traverse City along Rennie Lake Road nearing Supply Road when the large animal dashed across the road.