4-Year-Old Girl Mauled by Cougar at Kids' Birthday Party

Incident date: 
Fri, 12/08/2006
Date reported: 
Fri, 12/08/2006
Date Published: 
Fri, 12/08/2006 (All day)
City: 
Miami
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
4-Year-Old Girl Mauled by Cougar at Kids' Birthday Party
Summary: 

A 4-year-old girl was mauled by a cougar that had been brought in by a wild-animal business for a children's birthday party.  The girl suffered severe cuts on her eyelid, cheek and ear. The tiger was killed following the incident. 

Publication: 
Fox News
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger mauls sanctuary volunteer; FWC charges founder for 43rd time

Incident date: 
Thu, 02/21/2008
Date reported: 
Thu, 02/21/2008
Date Published: 
Thu, 02/21/2008 (All day)
City: 
Tallahassee
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Tiger mauls sanctuary volunteer; FWC charges founder for 43rd time
Summary: 

A volunteer at the Horseshoe Creek Wildlife Sanctuary suffered injuries to her left leg and right hand after a tiger mauled her while she was cleaning its cage.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched an investigation and charged the sanctuary's owner with keeping a tiger in a substandard cage.

Publication: 
TC Palm
Author: 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Cheetahs' owner says attack 'not a big deal'

Incident date: 
Mon, 03/31/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 03/31/2008
City: 
Wellington
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Cheetahs' owner says attack 'not a big deal'
Summary: 

The owner of the Panther Ridge Conservation Center was attacked by her two cheetahs during an exhibit for a fundraiser.  She received stitches and staples for approximately 40 puncture wounds.

Publication: 
Sun Sentinel
Author: 
Scott Travis & Stephanie Horvath

Scrapes, bites come with the job

Incident date: 
Wed, 05/14/2008
Date reported: 
Wed, 05/14/2008
Date Published: 
Wed, 05/14/2008 (All day)
City: 
Miami
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Scrapes, bites come with the job
Summary: 

A wildlife trainer was injured when his white tiger punctured his calf to the bone during a taping of a music video for Rapper Rick Ross.  The tiger had been chained to a tree and was trying to bite his leash when he bit his trainer nearby instead.

Publication: 
Sun Sentinel

Tiger and lion escape from Florida animal sanctuary

Incident date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008
Date reported: 
Wed, 08/20/2008
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Tiger and lion escape from Florida animal sanctuary
Summary: 

Officials locked down three local schools and ordered residents of Western Palm Beach to stay indoors while they searched for one tiger and one lion from McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary.  Both animals were returned to the sanctuary grounds.

Publication: 
The Telegraph
Address: 
West Palm Beach

Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time

Wed, 01/30/2013
Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time

The Chinese "Mom I Got Teeth" public service announcement that ran in China.“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years.

State investigates case of the missing lynx in Palm City

Incident date: 
Tue, 10/07/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 10/07/2008
Date Published: 
Tue, 10/07/2008 (All day)
City: 
Palm City
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
State investigates case of the missing lynx in Palm City
Summary: 

Authorities were searching for a woman's pet Siberian lynx that escaped.  The lynx was reportedly declawed.

Publication: 
TC Palm
Author: 
Staff Report

‘It’s biting me!’ Teen recounts terrifying cougar attack

Incident date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008
Date reported: 
Mon, 11/24/2008
City: 
Dade County
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
‘It’s biting me!’ Teen recounts terrifying cougar attack
Summary: 

A 16-year old girl was mauled by a cougar.  The teenager and her mother had been invited to a house, where the girl was going to clean the cages for community service, as part of a requirement upon high school graduation.  Although the big cat had been declawed, it bit into the girl's head and surgeons needed two hours to clean her wounds and then patch the puncture holes and staple her scalp back together.

Publication: 
MSNBC
Author: 
Mike Celizic

Blickpunkt Amboseli: Das Ende des Babybooms

Fri, 12/21/2012
Mit vereinten Kräften für die Zukunft: Mehrere Elefantenkühe der PC-Familie h

Mit vereinten Kräften für die Zukunft: Mehrere Elefantenkühe der PC-Familie hNun ist es also soweit; wir mussten unseren Babyboom für beendet erklären. Die Amboseli-Elefanten haben wirklich ein außerordentliches Jahr hinter sich.

Am 12. Oktober 2012 setzte der Babyboom ein.

WATCH: dolphin snagged in fishing gear freed by friendly diver

Mon, 01/28/2013

The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the many conversations I have had over the years with people about how dangerous entanglements are to marine animals.