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'Lion Whisperer' Reveals What Really Happens To Captive Cubs
Offbeat  (tags: animals, lions, humans, off-beat, interesting )

- 59 days ago -
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 )

- 116 days ago -
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 )

- 209 days ago -
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
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- 219 days ago -
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 )

- 238 days ago -
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 )

- 243 days ago -
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 )

- 246 days ago -
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 )

- 248 days ago -
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 )

- 252 days ago -
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 )

- 276 days ago -
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 )

- 278 days ago -
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
Global Roar Against SA Canned Lion Hunting
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions, canned hunting )

- 324 days ago -
Ban canned hunting and cub petting too say wildlife activists: SA's captive lion industry comes under fire this week as thousands of protesters worldwide March for Lions.
Four New Lion Cubs Born at Smithsonian's National Zoo Doing Well, Set for June Debut
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, lions, birth )

- 330 days ago -
The cubs were born Sunday to Shera, a 9-year-old African lion. The delivery took nearly seven hours, zoo officials said.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

- 331 days ago -
Simba has now made the monumental journey from Belgium to his new home in Malawi. Read Born Free's Programme Support Co-Ordinator, Laura Gosset's first-hand account of the move below.
Death of Gir Lions in Train Accidents a Cause for Concern
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, lions )

- 335 days ago -
The death of four Gir sanctuary lions in the past 30 days, after coming under the wheels of goods trains, has raised concerns in the sole abode of the Asiatic lion. A lion was run over by a container train near Bhambhar village in Amreli on Saturday last

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