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Lions Rescued From Circuses in Peru Undergo Dental Surgery
Offbeat  (tags: animals, lions, dentist, save from circus )

Angela
- 11 days ago - nydailynews.com
King was unable to chew normally because most of his teeth had been pulled by the circus owners. SimbaâEUR(TM)s front claws had been removed and his fangs broken. A team of veterinarians sedated the pair of lions to perform dental surgery.
Conservationists Battle for Lions in Zimbabwe
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, lions, extinction )

Cher
- 20 days ago - voanews.com
A group of conservationists is breeding lions in the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe in an effort to stave off possible extinction as humans and these great cats fight for land.
Lion Cub Gets a Porcupine's Quill Stuck Up Its Nostril After Trying to Eat It
Offbeat  (tags: porcupines, quill, lions, pride, sad news )

Scooby
- 24 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A pride of lions had far from an easy meal when they chose to eat porcupine for lunch, with one unlucky cub getting the point loud and clear.
EU Bans Import of Hunting Trophies From Endangered Lions
Offbeat  (tags: EU, ban, lions, endangered, loophole, good news, trophies )

Scooby
- 27 days ago - libdems.org.uk
A loophole that has allowed body parts from endangered lions to be imported into the EU as hunting trophies is set to be closed tomorrow in a move that has been welcomed by wildlife campaigners.
'Lion Whisperer' Reveals What Really Happens To Captive Cubs
Offbeat  (tags: animals, lions, humans, off-beat, interesting )

JeanisAWA
- 94 days ago - thedodo.com
For Kevin Richardson, getting close to lions is far from a terrifying experience. In fact, the so-called "lion whisperer" has such a close bond with the lions he works with at a sanctuary in South Africa that he wrestles and plays with them -- unscathed.
Cat Watch 2014: The Lion in Your Lap
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Cats Cat Watch, Lions, DNA )

Ray
- 152 days ago - bbc.co.uk
While our domestic cats may not appear to have much in common with the lions of the Serengeti, they actually share most of the same DNA. In fact, in their relatively recent evolutionary history, they share a common ancestor.
Animals Rip and Shred Denim to Fabricate Zoo Jeans
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, zoos, tigers, jeans, lions, clothing, auction )

Cher
- 244 days ago - designboom.com
a japanese fashion label has partnered with the kamine zoo in hitachi city for the creation of a denim collection, whose 'worn-out' style is actually created by the tigers, lions and bears which live at the zoo.
250 Lions Dead Over Past 5 Years in Gujarat
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, extinction, lions )

Cher
- 255 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
Is the world's only abode of Asiatic lions in Gujarat under threat? The Gir wildlife sanctuary and its periphery have witnessed no less than 250 deaths of lions in the last five years. This has raised concerns over the safety of the big cats.
Railway Agrees to Fence Tracks in Amreli's Lion Areas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, trains, lions, fences, overpasses )

Cher
- 273 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The Western Railway (WR) has agreed to the proposal of Gujarat forest department to set up fences and underpasses along rail tracks running through lion abode in Amreli.
A Pride Mother: Meet the Extraordinary Lion Queen
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

Cher
- 278 days ago - express.co.uk
Annel Snyman hand-rears lions along with other big cats such as cheetahs and leopards at her home in South Africa.
Wylie Wildlife Sanctuary Getting New Lions
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions, rescued )

Cher
- 281 days ago - nbcdfw.com
Four rescue lions are headed to their new home in North Texas.
Tiger-Lion Conflict Looms Large in Kuno-Ranthambore
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, lions, tigers, wildlife )

Cher
- 283 days ago - indiawest.com
A report submitted by Wildlife Conservation Trust-Rajkot, an NGO, suggests that the Gir lions shifted to the sanctuary may come into direct conflict with the tigers straying out of Ranthambore reserve in Rajasthan. The conflict situation arises because
Do Lions Have Nightmares?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, lions )

Cher
- 287 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Rescued African lion Hercules is filmed roaring in his sleep during what his handlers believe was a nightmare.
Can Good Come From Maasai Lion Killings in the Serengeti?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

Cher
- 311 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Young Maasai morani (warriors) still sometimes hunt lions as a rite of passage, a voucher of courage and competence, although Maasai elders in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), along the park's eastern border, reportedly discourage it.
Captive Lions Risk Brain Damage From Deformed Skulls
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, lions, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 313 days ago - newscientist.com
Samson, a Barbary lion at the Hai-Kef zoo near Tel Aviv in Israel, was probably the first member of his species to be treated for a life-threatening skull malformation in 2005. But it now seems he is not alone in suffering from the condition, which
 

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