Sunday, 17 September 2017

VIDEO: Mountain Lion and Cub Spotted In Palo Alto

A mountain lion and cub were spotted in a 100-foot-tall redwood tree in Palo Alto Thursday morning, but have not been seen since according to police.


Police said the call came at 6:20 a.m. from a resident in the 1700 block of Webster Street.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

VIDEO: Tiger Attacks Circus Trainer, Drags Him Across Stage

An 'overworked' tiger lost its temper and attacked a handler during a live circus act gone wrong in China's Yingkou City on Saturday. Shocked audience members sat just 2 metres away as the animal dragged one of the handlers across the stage during the show. A short clip of the unfortunate incident has been circulating on social media.

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Watch: Tiger Attacks Trainer, Drags Him Across Stage In Circus

NEWSLINK: A teen bought a tiger on the streets for $300, when there are less than 4,000 in the wild

It’s happened again. Recently, an 18-year-old from California bought a baby Bengal tiger on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico for $300 and then tried to smuggle the baby tiger into the United States.


When U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials inspected the vehicle at the border, they found the tiger laying on the passenger seat floor. The teen, Luis Euardo Valencia, says he bought the baby tiger from someone in Tijuana who was walking an adult tiger on a leash, according to court documents. Sadly, several Bengal tigers, native to South Asia, have been seized this year by Mexican authorities in Tijuana. Valencia has been placed in custody and then released on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, he could face 20 years in prison.

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NEWSLINK: Farmer sustains injuries in cheetah attack

A farmer sustained injuries when cheetah attacked him at his residence at Rajulamadugu village in Utnoor mandal on Sunday night. He is undergoing treatment in a government hospital in Utnoor. Few days back, another farmer belonging to same village received injuries as the carnivore attacked him.


Rajulamadugu forest beat officer Janardhan said that the injured was 22-year old Kodapa Amrutha Rao, son of Jangu and native of Rajulamadugu. 

In the earlier incident, it was Raju of same habitation.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

VIDEO: Leopard bites and punctures Kruger visitor’s tyre

It is rare to spot a leopard in the wild and even rarer to have the big cat bite and puncture your tyre. But this was the case for 38-year-old, Johann Jurgens, director of a South African tour company (SouthAfricanBookings.com). He was touring around Pretoriuskop and was near to Klipspringer Koppies with guests when they encountered a surprise visitor who took a particular interest in their tyre.


According to Jurgens, he found seven puncture marks in the tyre after the leopard bit into it.

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

NEWSLINK: After a four-year wait, Mukundara Hills to get three tigers

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Friday gave the green signal for relocation of one tiger and two tigresses from Ranthambhore National Park to Mukundara Hills tiger reserve, about 300 km south of Jaipur.


The decision was taken at a meeting held in New Delhi. The big cats will be relocated by December this year, officials said.

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VIDEO: Tiger cub part of illicit flow of exotic animals crossing the Mexico border

Live snakes wrapped in tight coils. Sea turtle eggs in ice coolers. Exotic birds in nylon stockings, drugged and packed by the dozen in stereo speakers.


And most recently, a tiger cub, nestled between the feet of a passenger in a Camaro.


They are not as common as the drugs and unauthorized immigrants who are daily discovered trying to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at ports of entry, but live animals are a regular sight in vehicles making their way north, part of an estimated $7 billion to $23 billion illegal global wildlife trade.

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