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Lion mauls Indian man to death

NEW DELHI: An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday. The man climbed the 20-foot (six-metre) wall of Chhatbir Zoo, home to four lions, on Sunday and entered the restricted area where he was attacked. Hearing his screams, the staff rushed to try and rescue the man. “He was an intruder in the zoo. We took him to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries,” said Roshan Sunkaria from the state forest department. The animal that…

Lion kills American woman worker at US wildlife park

WASHINGTON: A lion attacked and killed a young American woman who had just started working at the facility where it was kept, the center said Sunday. Alexandra Black, 22, was passionate about wildlife and had worked just 10 days as in intern at the facility in Burlington, North Carolina. "The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today," it said in a statement. "While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions…

Lioness kills father of her cubs at zoo

INDIANAPOLIS: A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs, suffocating her mate by inflicting injuries to his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff. The lions had been held together at the zoo for eight years, producing three cubs in 2015, and zookeepers had never before noticed any aggression between the two, the zoo said in a statement issued on Friday. The death was “extremely devastating” to zookeepers, the curator of the zoo told reporters. “We know it’s a rare…

Daring buffalo unleashes attack on herd-hunting lioness

JOHANNESBURG: Lion’s reign of terror in the jungle is common, but it becomes attention-seeking when jungle king is challenged by another wildlife predator. It happened when a lioness' attempt to hunt a herd of buffalo in South Africa was foiled when one of the animals turned on her and chased her away. A video filmed by a safari-goer in Kruger National Park shows the female lion sneaking up on the herd before they notice her and take off running. The lioness gives chase, but stops suddenly when a male buffalo…

Don’t waste votes on PML-N or PTI, vote for jeep instead: Nisar

TAXILA: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the his performance is well-known, and that people should vote for the jeep symbol in the upcoming general elections. Addressing a campaign rally, the former interior minister strongly criticised PML-N candidates and said people should not waste their votes on them. "I am saying this clearly that nothing will become of them either of them either before of after the elections. "Those who reached this stage on political…

LHC moved to restrain PML-N from bringing lion in rallies

LAHORE:  A petition seeking to restrain the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from bringing lion, its election symbol, out in rallies in connection with campaign for the July 25 polls was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC).   Advocate Muneer Ahmed petitioned the high court, requesting it to restrain the formerly governing PML-N from displaying 'real' lion during its election campaign. He submitted that Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders brought lion to their rallies in flagrant violation of the Election…

VIDEO: Mother elephant thwarts lion’s attack on newborn

NAIROBI: A visitor at a Kenyan field captured an incredible video of a lion attempting to attack a baby elephant before being driven away by the calf's mother. The video shows an elephant dubbed Nablus by researchers walking with her day-old calf Jan. 18 in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve. A lion approaches the pair from the rear and charges, appearing as though it is about to make a meal of the baby, but Nablus quickly turns on the predator. Nablus lets out a loud trumpet and charges at the lion, causing it to…

Poor Gaza zookeeper puts lion cubs up for sale

GAZA CITY: The owner of a private zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip has put three lion cubs up for sale, saying he can no longer afford to feed them. Mohammad Ahmad Jumaa took to social media to advertise the animals at 3,500 Jordanian dinars ($5,000) each. The owner of a private zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip has put three lion cubs up for sale, saying he can no longer afford to feed them https://t.co/ERMcj1NKUd pic.twitter.com/c32PBBYA8E — AFP news agency (@AFP) December 24, 2017 "Because of the bad economic…

VIDEO: Lion attacks tourist’s car at South African park

CAPE TOWN: A visitor to a South African national park was left shocked when a big cat charged at his car prompting other incoming vehicles to turn away for exercising exercise caution. But the visitor escaped what it could be a deadly lion attack. Mark Williams-Wynn, 29, whose video was posted to YouTube by Kruger Sightings, said he was driving on the H12, near Skukuza in Kruger National Park, when he came upon some vehicles watching a male and female lion in the road. He said the lion repeatedly attempted to mate with…

WATCH: Lion bites rugby player at South African zoo

A dramatic footage has emerged showing an ‘angry’ lion biting a rugby player after the latter tried to pet it ‘like a kitten’ at a game park in South AfricaJOHANNESBURG: A dramatic footage has emerged showing an ‘angry’ lion biting a rugby player after the latter tried to pet it ‘like a kitten’ at a game park in South Africa. Scott Baldwin, who plays for Ospreys, was in South Africa ahead of the Ospreys’ Guinness PRO14 game against South African franchise Cheetahs. He was visiting the Bloemfontein zoo prior to the…