Tag Archives: wildlife

Lion-Killer Apologizes To His Patients

Lion-killing Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, whose whereabouts are still unknown, has issued an apology to his patients. An excerpt: To my valued patients: As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you. I want you …

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Headline Of The Day

As you can see, Teabagistan is ever so pissed about The Hill reporting on the lion-killer’s donation to Romney.

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Petition Of The Day

The petition was launched by LGBT activist and JMG participant Scott Wooledge.

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Jimmy Kimmel Goes Off On Lion-Killer

“Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you have to kill things?” Kimmel goes on to get choked up while suggesting that embarrassed Americans donate to the Zimbabwe wildlife researchers entrusted with Cecil’s care. Kimmel’s plea has crashed the group’s site at this writing.

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MINNESOTA: Dentist Goes From “Suburban Obscurity To Global Infamy”

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PETA: Hang The Lion-Killing Dentist

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Lion-Killing Dentist Goes On The Lam

Walter Palmer, the American dentist charged in the killing of Africa’s “most famous lion” has reportedly gone into hiding. Emmanuel Fundira, the president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday that Dr. Walter Palmer is wanted for the death of Cecil the lion but that his whereabouts were unknown. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba …

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ZIMBABWE: American Dentist Exposed As Killer Of Beloved Cecil The Lion

Via the Telegraph: Cecil the lion – the most famous creature in one of Zimbabwe’s national parks – was killed by an American hunter who has boasted about shooting a menagerie of animals with his bow and arrow, The Telegraph can reveal. Walter Palmer (above left), a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid £35,000 to shoot and kill …

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Candygram

The BBC reports: An Australian surfer has made an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a major competition in South Africa. Mick Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard. The final of the J-Bay Open had only just started when Fanning was knocked off his surfboard and into …

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NYC Bridges Get Baby Peregrine Falcons

Endangered peregrine falcon pairs have been nesting atop three New York City bridges and city environmentalists are tagging the twelve newborns with the help of the MTA. Each year around the end of May research scientist Chris Nadareski, of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, climbs to the top of the three bridges and puts identifying bands on …

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Mary Lee Shark Visits The Big Apple

Mary Lee is a tagged Great White shark currently prowling the surf just off Jones Beach. Gothamist calls her a “16-foot-long, 3,500 pound murder machine, with 300 teeth and a lust for the blood of your children.” You can join Mary Lee’s 37K followers on Twitter or track her exact location at OSEARCH. Candygram!

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Headline Of The Day

It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is. (Tipped by JMG reader Blair)

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NEW MEXICO: Grasshopper Swarms Are So Dense They Show Up On Weather Radar

Via ABC News: The worst grasshopper infestation in 20 years has become so thick around Albuquerque, N.M., that the airborne bugs are showing up on weather radar, officials said today. “Albuquerque has not seen these levels of grasshoppers since the early-mid 1990′s,” said John R. Garlisch, extension agent at Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service. The National Weather Service said the …

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Lion Cubs Pass National Zoo Swim Test

Today in Washington DC: Four African lion cubs born to Shera on March 2 had their swim reliability test this morning. All lion cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo must take a swim test, carefully monitored by the animal care team, before going on exhibit. As part of the test they must prove that they can swim to land and …

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BROOKLYN: Bear Rescues Baby Raccoon

A straight bear, that is. Via the New York Daily News: Talk about illegal sublets. It took guts for a shirtless William Levin to reach into a tiny hole and pluck a crying, chittering raccoon kit from the wall of his Park Slope apartment, but it had to be done. The baby needed a little help after it fell from …

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On Accidental Gay Insect Sex

From the Yahoo story titled Why Insects Have Gay Sex: Researchers have widely examined homosexual behavior in mammals and birds, but have addressed it less frequently in insects and spiders. To assess the range of evolutionary explanations for same-sex intercourse in the invertebrate world, a team of biologists from Tel Aviv University in Israel examined roughly 100 existing studies on …

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Divers Meet Whales

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We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat

(Via Towleroad)

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Dolphin Flash Mob

Clip description: Mystery over the SEVEN-MILE long ‘super mega-pod’ of 100,000 dolphins spotted off the coast of San Diego. A group of over 100,000 dolphins spotted off the coast of San Diego caused a spectacle for nature watchers as they traveled together in an enormous pack. ‘They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as …

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Endangered Species

Here’s a curious report from Bloomberg News: “Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations,” said Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England. “Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.” Janet Wilson, a …

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