Just as the San Francisco Zoo was closing on December 25, a 350-pound Siberian tiger named Tatiana escaped and mauled three zoogoers. One person was killed, and police shot and killed the tiger. Tatiana is the same tiger who attacked a zookeeper and chewed on the keeper's arm during a public-feeding demonstration a year ago.
Scientists at Oxford University have concluded that big cats become neurotic when they are confined. Given that the average tiger enclosure is about 18,000 times smaller than the animals' natural roaming range, it is simply impossible for these animals to express instinctual behaviors, such as staking out territory in dense forests, choosing mates, running, climbing trees, and hunting.
Since 1990, there have been more than 220 such incidents%u2014in 40 states%u2014involving big cats. Four children and 15 adults have lost their lives, and more than 50 other people have lost limbs or suffered other injuries after being mauled. The animals involved are victims too: 75 big cats, including Tatiana, have been killed because of these incidents.
The San Francisco Zoo has already established itself as a facility that takes animal welfare issues seriously. In 2004, the zoo made the honorable decision to close its elephant exhibit and send its elephants to a sanctuary.
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An era that spanned four decades ended Thursday, August 16 with the passing of a long time Houston Zoo resident and gentle ambassador for his kind. Samburu, a Southern white rhino passed away early Thursday morning.
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Every year KNZ Wildlife auctions off surplus animals from around 90 provincial parks to private game farms, whose business revolves around organizing game drives and hunts for tourists. Businessmen from the United States particularly are said to pay hands
Two Vietnamese nationals were arrested at OR Tambo International airport on Tuesday in possession of four rhino horns, the department of environmental affairs and tourism said. a shipment of coral, listed as a species banned for trade under the Convention
The results of poaching. Why it is so important for all of us to help conservation organisations like Save the Rhino International...Rangers and Anti Poaching Units in Africa and Indonesia regularly put their lives on the line to conserve OUR wildlife ...
The world's first Indian rhino baby to be conceived by artificial insemination is due during Christmas week at the Cincinnati Zoo. "I think it's a remarkable achievement, an incredibly important success," said Evan Blumer,
CINCINNATI — The world's first Indian rhino baby to be conceived by artificial insemination is due during Christmas week at the Cincinnati Zoo. "I think it's a remarkable achievement, an incredibly important success," said Dr. Evan Blumer, a board member
CINCINNATI—The world's first Indian rhino baby to be conceived by artificial insemination is due during Christmas week at the Cincinnati Zoo. "I think it's a remarkable achievement, an incredibly important success," said Dr. Evan Blumer, a board member of
ONE of six black rhinos reintroduced into the Baviaanskloof last month has died in a bizarre accident in which it walked off the edge of a 50 metre cliff. Eastern Cape Parks Board cluster manager Wayne Erlank said yesterday the rhino had been released
Only about 3,100 African black rhinoceroses remain in the wild. But an herbal shop owner in Portland's Chinatown pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling the ground-up horn of one of the highly endangered animals, though he said in an interview that the horn ...
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