Baby Elephants Snatched from Wild Herds - Who’s Issuing the Permits?

Publication Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
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Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week.

According to a report by South Africa’s National Council of SPCA’s the elephants had been removed from their wild herds, because their mothers were to be shot at one of South Africa’s most infamous hunting ranches in North West Province.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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Big cats and other wild reasons to dream

Incident date: 
Sun, 01/19/2003
Date reported: 
Sun, 01/19/2003
Date Published: 
Sun, 01/19/2003 (All day)
City: 
Kirbyville
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Big cats and other wild reasons to dream
Headline: 
Big cats and other wild reasons to dream
Summary: 

At the Exotic Cat Refuge and Wildlife Orphanage, a tiger bit two fingers off the hand of the facility's owner. Doctors were able to reattach one of the two fingers.

Publication: 
Texas-Houston Chronicle Magazine
Author: 
Jeannie Kever

Darling-but dangerous

Incident date: 
Sun, 06/22/1997
Date reported: 
Sun, 06/22/1997
Date Published: 
Sun, 06/22/1997 (All day)
City: 
Boerne
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Darling-but dangerous
Headline: 
Darling-but dangerous
Summary: 

Sales of wild animals flourish in Texas because high-powered lobbyists and public interest in exotic ‘pets’ fuel the market—despite dangers to humans and animals alike.

Publication: 
Thumper.net Pride Lands Online
Author: 
James Pinkerton

Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping

Incident date: 
Thu, 03/20/1997
Date reported: 
Thu, 03/20/1997
Date Published: 
Thu, 03/20/1997 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping
Headline: 
Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping
Summary: 

A tiger climbed a 10-foot fence at the Wild Animal Orphanage and escaped. The 300-pound Bengal tiger took a bath in a gully filled with water, killed a duck and ostrich, and wounded a llama. The tiger was eventually tranquilized and returned to her pen.

Publication: 
San Antonio Express-News
Author: 
Anita McDivtt

Man injured by tiger at animal orphanage

Incident date: 
Mon, 04/28/1997
Date reported: 
Mon, 04/28/1997
Date Published: 
Mon, 04/28/1997 (All day)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Man injured by tiger at animal orphanage
Headline: 
Man injured by tiger at animal orphanage
Summary: 

Two men broke into the Wild Animal Orphanage and one was injured by a caged tiger.

 

Publication: 
San Antonio Express-News
Author: 
Jaime Castillo

Family plans to keep tigers in wake of attack

Incident date: 
Thu, 05/08/1997
Date reported: 
Thu, 05/08/1997
Date Published: 
Thu, 05/08/1997 (All day)
City: 
Lubbock
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Family plans to keep tigers in wake of attack
Headline: 
Family plans to keep tigers in wake of attack
Summary: 

A700-lb pet tiger attacked his owner leaving the man in critical condition with a broken jaw and puncture wounds. The tiger was shot during the incident. The man has five other pet Bengal tigers.

Publication: 
Avalanche-Journal
Author: 
Elizabeth Langton

Relatives sue animal refuge after tiger attacks 4-year-old

Incident date: 
Fri, 05/07/1999
Date reported: 
Fri, 05/07/1999
Date Published: 
Fri, 05/07/1999 (All day)
City: 
Harris County
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Relatives sue animal refuge after tiger attacks 4-year-old
Headline: 
Relatives sue animal refuge after tiger attacks 4-year-old
Summary: 

Two sisters were posing for a photo near a tiger at the county fair when the tiger suddenly attacked the 4-year-old girl. The Bridgeport Nature Center, an animal refuge caring for approximately 65 big cats, brought the tiger to exhibit at the fair.

Publication: 
Amarillo Globe-News
Author: 
Associated Press

ИТАР-ТАСС

Publication Date: 
Tue, 03/19/2013
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Белый медведь
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Белый медведь

          В четверг, 21 марта, в 12:00 в ИТАР-ТАСС (Тверской б-р, д. 2, 2-й этаж) состоится пресс-конференция, посвященная проводимой в рамках Международного фестиваля дикой природы «Золотая черепаха» совместной работе органов власти РФ, ученых и общественности по защите белого медведя, а также по размещению экспозиции фестиваля на борту Международной космической станции.

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Анастасия Иванова
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Lucky stripes; Cougar trouble leads woman to tiger in need of home

Incident date: 
Thu, 01/21/1999
Date reported: 
Thu, 01/21/1999
Date Published: 
Thu, 01/21/1999 (All day)
City: 
Wylie
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Lucky stripes; Cougar trouble leads woman to tiger in need of home
Headline: 
Lucky stripes; Cougar trouble leads woman to tiger in need of home
Summary: 

In Wylie Texas, a woman keeps an 8-month old Bengal tiger and two cougars as pets in her home. Ranger, the 5-year-old cougar weighing 110 pounds, bit a 4-year-old boy on the leg.

Publication: 
Dallas Morning News
Author: 
Roy Appleton

Second of 2 Escaped Tigers Shot To Death

Incident date: 
Tue, 11/10/1998
Date reported: 
Tue, 11/10/1998
Date Published: 
Tue, 11/10/1998 (All day)
City: 
Cut and Shoot
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Second of 2 Escaped Tigers Shot To Death
Headline: 
Second of 2 Escaped Tigers Shot To Death
Summary: 

A Siberian tiger escaped from its pen. Although police officers had hoped to use a tranquilizer gun to safely recapture and return the tiger to its pen, officers shot and killed the tiger when it charged at them. 

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
Tribune News Services