Full-grown lion escapes and takes shelter in a church

Incident date: 
Tue, 09/16/2008
Date reported: 
Tue, 09/16/2008
City: 
Bolivar Peninsula
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
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Full-grown lion escapes and takes shelter in a church
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Full-grown lion escapes and takes shelter in a church
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Many years from now, a small group of Hurricane Ike survivors will probably still be telling the story of how, on the night the storm flattened their island, they took sanctuary in a church — with a lion.     

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nbcnews.com
Author: 
AP

Many years from now, a small group of Hurricane Ike survivors will probably still be telling the story of how, on the night the storm flattened their island, they took sanctuary in a church — with a lion.  

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<p><span class="dateline"><a href="http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&amp;where1=BOLIVAR%20PENINSULA,%20Texas&amp;sty=h&amp;form=msdate" target="_blank">BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;</span>Many years from now, a small group of Hurricane Ike survivors will probably still be telling the story of how, on the night the storm flattened their island, they took sanctuary in a church &mdash; with a lion. &nbsp;</p>

Les Etats-Unis appellent à la destruction de l'ivoire illégal

Publication Date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013
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Le gouvernement américain a appelé hier la communauté internationale à détruire tous les stocks d'ivoire d'éléphant confisqué.

Les États-Unis détruiront leur propre stock d'ivoire le 8 octobre 2013, un geste symbolique pour signifier l'inutilité des bibelots en ivoire et le massacre sans précédent des éléphants qu'il engendre.

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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Tired antic on The Hill distracts from the real issue at hand

Tue, 09/24/2013
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Privately owned big cats in captivity. Image source: http://bigcatrescue.org/Wednesday, September 18 marked the 2013 annual International Conservation Caucus Foundation Gala in Washington, D.C.

Chad unveils Elephant Protection Plan in NYC, 4 questions answered

Tue, 09/24/2013
The President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno sent out an invite to the unveiling even

In this brief interview with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for France and Francophone Africa, Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, IFAW Director for International Law and Policy Paul Todd updates us on the situation in Chad by way of four questions with Céline. --ED

New Zealand’s shipping industry steps up (and slows down) for whales

Tue, 09/24/2013
New Zealand’s shipping industry steps up (and slows down) for whales

A Bryde’s whale in the Hauraki Gulf.It’s always nice to report some good news, so the announcement this weekend that the shipping industry in New Zealand is introducing a

USA fordern weltweite Zerstörung aller Elfenbein-Lagerbestände

Publication Date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013
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Elfenbein-Zerstörung auf den Philippinen im Juni 2013
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Elfenbein-Zerstörung auf den Philippinen im Juni 2013

Die US-Regierung forderte heute die internationale Staatengemeinschaft auf, alle Lagerbestände illegalen und konfiszierten Elfenbeins zu vernichten. Ihre eigenen Bestände werden die USA am 8. Oktober 2013 als starkes Symbol gegen den illegalen Elfenbeinhandel und die ausufernde Wilderei verbrennen.

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Hamburg
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Partner spotlight: UNESCO Germany again recognises Animal Action Education programme

Tue, 09/24/2013
The IFAW Germany team celebrates recognition by their regional UNESCO office.

The IFAW Germany team celebrates recognition by their regional UNESCO office.Our Animal Action Education team in Germany had a well-deserved evening of celebration in Bremen with UNESCO’s German division last week when IFAW’s education work was again recognized as an official project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

US Calls for Global Destruction of Illegal Ivory

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Tue, 09/24/2013
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The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory.

The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no value and are leading to the unprecedented slaughter of elephants.

“An elephant loses its life to poaching, on average, every 15-minutes,” said Jeff Flocken, Director IFAW North America (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org).

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Brussels, Belgium
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