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Costa Rica Shuts Down Its Zoos
Offbeat  (tags: lions, wild animals, sanctuaries, new homes costa rica closes zoos, freedom )

- 679 days ago -
Between now and next May, 400 animals like Kivu will be looking for new homes at rescue centers and sanctuaries - in some cases so they can be released back to the wild; in others for a permanent sanctuary homes
Trainer Bitten By Tiger at Australia Zoo
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- 681 days ago -
A 30-year-old man has been bitten on the neck by a tiger at Australia Zoo. It is believed the trainer sustained serious injuries, and was said to be bleeding profusely from the neck.
Best 'Bear' in Wedding Inspires Wild Animal Show
Offbeat  (tags: bear, human, wild animals, show, pets, wonderful )

- 782 days ago -
Taking one's work home may not always be advisable. But for animal tracker and naturalist Casey Anderson, it's one of the best things that ever happened to him. After saving a grizzly bear cub named Brutus from euthanasia, he raised it.
Do Lions Belong in a Circus?
Offbeat  (tags: protest, gold coast australia, circus, wild animals, activists, animal protection )

- 979 days ago -
You know what they say about the Gold Coast - beautiful one day, forcing lions to perform circus tricks the next. Read on for the full story and what you can do to help. Traditionally, you can find clowns INSIDE the circus. But on the Gold Coast
Next-Generation Siberian Tigers to Breed in Wild
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, breeding, wild animals, protection, environment )

- 1025 days ago -
China is planning to let artificially-bred next-generation Siberian tigers to breed in the wild, a leading breeding center for the endangered species announced Tuesday.
Feral Children: 10 Kids Raised By Animals - Mandatory
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, feral children, wildlife, wild animals, unusual, society )

- 1085 days ago -
Wild animals have raised plenty of fictional characters like Mowgli, Tarzan, Romulus and Remus. But behind every made-up story lay some truth: there have been around 100 documented cases of real feral children who survived in the wild thanks to...
Ohio, Haunted By Slaughter, Restricts Exotic Animals
Offbeat  (tags: wild animals, massacre, ohio legalisation, restrictions )

- 1217 days ago -
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law on Tuesday new state restrictions on the ownership of exotic animals following the slaughter last year of dozens of wild animals freed by a man before he committed suicide.
Horse Escapes Prompt Concerns About Zanesville Exotic Animal Farm
Offbeat  (tags: ohio wild animal, wild animals, gunned down, murdered, horses, loose, concern, sheriff )

- 1234 days ago -
Law enforcement officials on Monday said that they were concerned about the recent escape of horses from an exotic animal farm. Horses escaped three days in a row at the farm, owned by Marian Thompson. Nearly 50 exotic animals were shot and killed
On Mother's Day: Caring for All Creatures
Offbeat  (tags: mothers day, wild animals, mothers, compassion, respect )

- 1247 days ago -
This Mother's Day, as we celebrate our own mothers, we can also celebrate the many people who adopt other species, wild and domestic, and love them as their own. Sometimes it takes a village to practice this interspecies adoption.
My Video of Wild Key Deer in Key West Florida (Video)   video
Offbeat  (tags: key deer, key west, florida, deer, wild animals, video, cute, interesting, off-beat, odd, wildlife )

- 1262 days ago -
Here is a video that I actually took! I saw these 3 beautiful deer in a parking lot in Key West. Key Deer are a different, smaller breed of deer that live only in the Florida Keys. Sorry the video is so shaky, but it is rare to get so close!
Big Cats Should Be Running Wild, Not Running Through Your Living Room
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, freedom, wild animals, laws, ban exotic pets trade, suffering )

- 1262 days ago -
On a recent episode of "Grey's Anatomy," the storyline involved a couple was that was brought into the hospital after being severely mauled by a pet lion.
Majestic Giraffe- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: awesome, running giraffe, wild animals, natural habitat, video )

- 1402 days ago -
This giraffe almost looks like he's running in slow motion.
"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope Is Brave Rescuer
Offbeat  (tags: wild animals, wildlife clinic, racoon, caught, rescued, freedom )

- 1404 days ago -
Many years ago, I was the shelter director at PAWS of Lynnwood, Washington. This organization had a dog and cat shelter, an advocacy department and a wildlife clinic. We also rotated night and holiday rescue coverage for both domestic and wild critters
Thanksgiving Thoughts on the Death of a Loba
Offbeat  (tags: mexican wolf, killed, lighning strike, sadness memories, respect, wild animals )

- 1412 days ago -
The life of a Mexican gray wolf in the wild is never easy. Wolves suffer broken bones from the sharp hooves of their much larger prey. Injured feet or missing legs from encounters with leg-hold traps make hunting difficult.

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