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Wanted: Cute Female Polar Bear for Knut

Record numbers of visitors flocked to the Berlin Zoo over Easter to see Knut, the extremely popular male polar bear cub. The first polar bear cubs born at the zoo in 30 years, Knut and his twin brother were rejected by their mother. Sadly, his brother died at just...

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Chained Bear Cub’s Growth Inhibited

A recently rescued black bear cub was found chained by its owner between two trees. According to law enforcement officials who found the cub, the one-year old bear is less than half the size of an average cub of that age. I’m not surprised, from my own experience in...

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Valmiki Tiger Project Audit Indicates Decline

The Valmiki Tiger Project in Bahar has proven as a whole to be ineffective in conserving and protecting the tiger population, according to a report released this week by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. Although initiated for the purpose of...

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Tiger Attacks Trainer at San Francisco Zoo

(Knoxville,Tennessee)  A tiger has attacked it’s trainer at the San Francisco Zoo.  Although the trainers injuries are reportedly limb-threatening, they are not life-threatening.  Siberian tigers are a highly endangered species.  The trainer was purportedly operating...

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ABC News

Hello all!  Just a quick note to provide some additional background and clarification on a recent print article that I was quoted in on ABC News.  As you know, a reporter only has a limited amount of space and can't necessarily report all of the comments that a source...

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Malayasian “Snake King” Dies from Cobra Bite

The man known as the Malaysian "Snake King" has died following a snake bite from a cobra.  I have to admit, I have never worked with a cobra, nor do I have a desire to.  This incident, however, clearly demonstrates the consequences of using poor judgement in working...

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Sea World Trainer Attacked By Shamu Killer Whale

(Knoxville, Tennessee)  A Sea World trainer, Ken Peters, has survived a serious mishap with one of the parks killer whales, Kasatka.  His survival of this incident is a testament to the training protocols, animal-trainer relationships and safety measures that are in...

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Santa’s New Recruits

A picture I found online of Santa's new recruits : Four white Belugas display Santa hats during a new Christmas show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium inYokohama, suburbanTokyo. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)  BUSINESS TAKEAWAY: Thanksgiving will be upon us in a few...

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Is the South China Tiger Extinct?

Is the South China tiger extinct?  A new report released today raises concerns that the remaining few South China tigers that existed in the wild are now completely extinct. BUSINESS TAKEAWAY:  What have you done today to ensure the on-going survival of your...

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Bald Eagle Release

Congratulations to the American Eagle Foundation at Dollywood for their release today of Patriot. Patriot has been returned to the wild after spending time in "rehab" at the AEF. Here's a photo of Patriot immediately after the release as he makes a pass over Dale...

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