Tag Archives: wildlife

SOUTH AFRICA: Lion Poacher Eaten By Lions

Agence France-Presse reports: A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of ...

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Trump To Lift Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies

ABC News reports: The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed to ABC News today. Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered ...

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KENYA: Censor Wants Ex-Gay Therapy For Male Lions, Says They Learned Gay Sex From Watching Humans

The New York Daily News reports: Two male lions photographed while seemingly having sex has fur flying in Kenya, where a local moral leader and censor blames the same-sex behavior on gays who’ve visited the area. “These animals need counseling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” Ezekiel Mutua, ...

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Cape Cod Sees Boom In Great White Sharks

Bear Week is almost upon us so here’s a bit of wildlife news from Cape Cod: An influx of great white shark sightings has residents and tourists worried about potential encounters in the water, especially during the heart of summer. Senior Fisheries Biologist Dr. Greg Skomal told ABC News the increase in the great white shark population off the Massachusetts ...

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March Of The Penguins…For Science [VIDEO]

You’ll enjoy this: In honor of Earth Day and the March for Science, the Monterey Bay Aquarium held it’s own mini Science March with several of its African penguins. The aquarium dubbed its livestream the “March of the Penguins for Science,” and it included their African penguins taking an “enrichment walk” through the Kelp Forest gallery. Onlookers held signs for ...

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Big Game Hunter Believed Eaten By Crocodiles

And now a moment of silence for the guy who made his living shooting elephants and lions. The Telegraph reports: A professional hunter who mysteriously vanished last week is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles on the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe. South African Scott van Zyl, 44, had gone on a hunting safari with his pack ...

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FLORIDA: Manatees Removed From Endangered List

Hey! Actual good news! The Miami Herald reports: The manatee — for decades the poster mammal of environmental decline in Florida — is officially no longer an endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday that the manatee will instead be designated “threatened” — a status change that reflects a boom in population over the last decade. ...

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Madonna: Donald Trump’s Sons Are Pussies

Madonna today posted the above message to her eight million Instagram followers. Via Gossip Cop: Madonna isn’t the first celebrity to slam Donald Jr. and Eric for their hobby, but she certainly made the most pointed jab at the two. Sharon Osbourne previously called the brothers’ leopard hunting photo “disgusting,” while Mia Farrow expressed, “What sort of person could kill ...

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No Charges For Child’s Mother In Gorilla Incident

NBC News reports: The mother of a toddler who fell into a Gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo won’t face criminal charges, the city’s head prosecutor said Monday. “By all accounts, this mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm,” Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters said in a news conference. “She had ...

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Ken Ham: That Sin-Cursed Gorilla Had To Die

Well, of course creationist nutbag Ken Ham has an opinion about the gorilla killed in Cincinnati. He writes: Because we live in a fallen world, sin has affected everything, including gorillas and three-year-olds. Therefore when deciding what to do in a situation where a human being, made in God’s image, is in the control of a sin-cursed animal with no ...

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CINCINNATI: Zoo Officials Shoot And Kill Rare Gorilla After 4-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure [VIDEO]

Cincinnati.com reports: A holiday weekend outing at Cincinnati’s zoo turned doubly tragic Saturday when a 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling into a gorilla enclosure – and zoo workers had to kill the rare gorilla to protect the boy. Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child falling into the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & ...

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SeaWorld Ends Killer Whale Breeding And Shows

NPR reports: In a major concession to critics and animal welfare groups, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. says it will stop breeding captive killer whales. SeaWorld’s treatment of its killer whales, or orcas, was put in the spotlight three years ago by Blackfish, a documentary that examined the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by an orca ...

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Justin Trudeau Breaks The Internet

If you have an internet machine, you’ve surely seen the above photo tweeted out over the weekend by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Satirist Andy Borowitz writes for the New Yorker: The photo, taken at the Toronto Zoo and showing Justin Trudeau cuddling with two panda cubs, was “the last thing this country needed,” Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of ...

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FLORIDA: Man Arrested For Assault After Throwing Live Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Through Window

Oh, Florida. From West Palm Beach’s NBC affiliate: Gator wasn’t on the menu but one did make an appearance inside a Wendy’s just east of Loxahatchee in Royal Palm Beach. And it wasn’t by choice. A Jupiter man threw it through the restaurant’s drive-thru window, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report. FWC officials say 23-year-old ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Via Yahoo News: A couple miraculously escaped unscathed after a humpback whale breached and landed on their kayak. Footage taken from a Sanctuary Cruises whale-watching boat shows the beast emerging from the water in Moss Landing, California and landing on the couple – who disappear beneath the water. One of the kayakers, Tom, a wildlife film director, recounted the experience, ...

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Lion-Killing Dentist Returns To Work: I Acted Legally And Did Nothing Wrong [VIDEO]

After hiding out for nearly two months, Minnesota’s infamous lion-killing dentist is going back to work tomorrow. Via the Associated Press: Walter Palmer, who has spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of protests and threats, intends to return to his suburban Minneapolis dental practice Tuesday. In an evening interview conducted jointly by The Associated ...

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Whale “Asks For Help” With Garbage Stuck In Mouth [VIDEO]

Via the Daily Mail: A group of young fishermen have captured an incredible selfie with a whale after it swam up and seemed to ask them for help removing plastic bags caught in its mouth. The friendly whale nudged their boat as it made a surprise appearance in Middle Harbour, north of Sydney. The men soon noticed the whale, which ...

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Racing Extinction: Empire State Building Lights Up For Endangered Species

Via NBC New York: The landmark Empire State Building, known for its stunning light displays, shined brightly with digital light projections of the world’s endangered species Saturday evening. The show was billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection and aimed to raise awareness about animals at risk of being lost forever. The display, a project conceived by “The Cove” filmmaker ...

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Details. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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The Lion King: The Retribution of Cecil

A rip on the social media reaction.

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