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PETA: Shut Down "Crummy" NC Zoo After Bear Bites Girl
Offbeat  (tags: wild bears, imprisoned, suffering, tourists, girl bitten, sanctuay, peta, clows bear pits )

- 2248 days ago -
After learning that a 9-year-old girl was bitten by a bear at Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP) in Cherokee, N.C., PETA hand-delivered a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking that the zoo's exhibitor's license be revoked immediately.
Too Close for Comfort? Gorillas Stressed By Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, gorillas, stress, tourists )

- 2347 days ago -
Experts are recommending new guidelines for the observation of gorillas for both tourists and research teams after a study found that human presence could disturb the animals
Zoo Lets Visitors 'Ride' Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, tiger, suffering declawed, tourists, rides, outrage, chinese zoo )

- 2376 days ago -
A Chinese zoo has been criticised for allowing visitors to pet - and even pretend to ride - a tiger. Tourists at Wenzhou Zoo, Zhejiang province, can pose for pictures while they pretend to ride the tiger.
Yakushima Keeps Expat Busy as a Bee
Offbeat  (tags: Yakushima, bee, German, Kagoshima, UNESCO heritage, cedar forest, flyingfish, mountains, Alternative Lifestyle, tourists, honeybee )

- 2391 days ago -
Long-term residents of Japan might remember the name Rainer Kaminski. In 1985 he made the headlines as the first Westerner to become a taxi driver in Tokyo. What happened to him after that? Well, after six months as a cabby based in Setagaya Ward,
Humans, Not Dingoes Threaten Fraser Is
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, harrassing dingoes, fraser island, dingoes, starving, extinction )

- 2413 days ago -
Tourists feeding and teasing dingoes on Fraser Island could lead to the extinction of the native dogs, an environmental group says. With the Easter holidays approaching, visitors to the island need to be sent a message by the Queensland government
Leopard on Mall Road, Tourists Panic
Offbeat  (tags: young injured leopard, shimla town, wandered in, tourists, rescued )

- 2431 days ago -
A Leopard strayed into the heart of Shimla town on Thursday, creating a flutter among locals and tourists on the Mall Road. After a nerve-wrecking hide and seek between the leopard and the staff of forest, police and veterinary departments in one of the
Kagawa Prefecture Town Banking on Revival of Old Coins to Boost Local Industry
Offbeat  (tags: old coin, Edo period, Kagawa prefecture, Japan, Kanonji town, revival, local industry, tourists, sand sculpture, Kanei Tsuho )

- 2434 days ago -
A Kagawa prefecture town is hoping to boost its popularity among tourists and help local businesses by reviving the use of coins from Edo period. The town on Kanonji is known for its connection to the old coins, boasting a huge sand sculpture of a coin
How 40 Endangered Sea Eagles Bring in $3 Million a Year to Small Scottish Island
Offbeat  (tags: sea eagles, endangered, sightings, small scottish town, tourists )

- 2469 days ago -
Endangered sea eagles have been making a slow but distinct recovery in recent years. The awe-inspiring bird has been successfully breeding in the wild after 25 years of aid from conservationists. While this is certainly good news for the imperiled
Dangerous Animals Keep Tourists in Australia on Their Toes
Offbeat  (tags: humour, tourists, australians, australian dangerous animals, stories )

- 2471 days ago -
THE mad bat of the Town of 1770 was the tipping point. Until then I had been successful in reassuring my brother-in-law that he would not be sent back to England's green and pleasant land in a coffin, the victim of an unfortunate encounter with Australia
Nature's Gift to Etuk Residents
Offbeat  (tags: hot spring, Kenya, nature's gift, Lake Elemantaita, relax, mother and baby, tourists )

- 2472 days ago -
It is midday and Milka Letole and her three-year-old baby lie in a hot spring adjucent to Lake Elementaita.
Few Tourists, Mixed Reviews
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, tourism, nomad, Bhutan, exhibit, yak, livestock, mountain dog, culture )

- 2491 days ago -
While some tourists applauded the idea of showcasing the nomads and their culture, some did not appreciate that the nomadic people were also a part of the exhibit, along with the 150 yaks, livestock products, 12 horses and six mountain dogs (bjobchis).
Wildlife Can't Be Scheduled to Pose for Tourists' Cameras
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, canada, tourism, tourists, cameras, wild animals )

- 2496 days ago -
A visit this summer to Algonquin Park to hear the wolves howl provides a good example of how tourism and our wildlife don't mix. In spite of the incredible organization of the rangers in the park getting 1,500 people into place to possibly hear a pack
Churchill, Canada: Science, Art and Curiosity Mingle Where the Great White Beasts Gather
Offbeat  (tags: churchill, polar bear captial, artists, tourists )

- 2510 days ago -
The snowy-white carnivores gather each fall by the tiny port of Churchill, Manitoba, waiting for the slate-grey waters of Hudson Bay to freeze so they can roam the ice in search of tasty seals. This remote town of 1,000, reached only by air or a two-
The Moment Cannibal Polar Bear Eats Baby Cub
Offbeat  (tags: nature, polar bears, male polar bears, eating cubs, tourists )

- 2511 days ago -
A group of tourists were left horrified when they came across the grisly sight of a polar bear eating a cub in northern Canada. The large male adult bear had separated the baby from its mother and killed it in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area,
Hunters Shoot Bear Dead in Front of Horrified Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: hunters, tourists, wildlife, black bear, slaughtered, outrage )

- 2561 days ago -
Stunned tourists watching a brown bear fishing and swimming in a river in Alaska were horrified when two hunters pulled up and shot the animal dead in front of them.

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