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4-Year-Old Girl Survives Mountain Lion Attack During Camping Trip: 'He Had My Daughter in His Mouth,' Says Dad
Originally posted 08/15/2016 04:50PM
Israel Butt says "divine intervention" is the only plausible explanation for his 4-year-old daughter's survival after a mountain lion attacked her and dragged her body through an Idaho field on Friday.
Firefighters Feeding Alligators Near Disney World Is 'Isolated Incident' and 'Unlikely' Connected to 2-Year-Old's Death, Officials Confirm
Originally posted 07/14/2016 03:15PM
Officials tell PEOPLE a report that firefighters fed alligators near the Disney World Seven Seas Lagoon, where 2-year-old Lane Graves was snatched and killed in June, is an "isolated incident."
Alaskan Grizzly Bear Will Be Killed After Attacking One Hiker and Charging Several Other Groups of Hikers, Officials Say
Originally posted 07/04/2016 11:35AM
Officials say a grizzly bear responsible for biting and scratching a hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park – and charging several other groups of hikers – will be tracked down and killed.
Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:10PM
It's been a year since the death of Cecil the lion, the 13-year-old, black-maned animal who was lured out of the Hwange National Park animal reserve in Zimbabwe on July 1, 2015 and killed by American dentist and trophy hunter Dr. Walter Palmer.
Originally posted 01/28/2016 09:00PM
While Leonardo DiCaprio's gritty and Oscar-nominated performance in The Revenant is to be celebrated, the way in which his character handles being attacked by a Grizzly bear is not.
Originally posted 10/12/2015 10:35AM
Zimbabwe officials will not charge the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion after concluding he had conducted his big game hunt legally.
Originally posted 08/29/2015 05:00PM
A hiker got herself into a hairy situation (literally) after encountering two large black bears while walking in a wildlife area in Burlington, Connecticut.
Originally posted 08/24/2015 08:00AM
Friends, I'd like to be honest with you.
The strain of gazing deep into the bird-byss, the bird-void, the deep uncaring nothingness that is bird-kind, week after week here at Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread is real. And it's beginning to take a toll on me.
To paraphrase a fictional version of Werner Herzog: "Every bird is like a brickbat against my soul."
Originally posted 08/21/2015 09:55AM
Brothers and sisters in the wolf pack of life, rejoice. Wildlife officials in California confirmed the first wolf pack in nearly 100 years has been discovered in remote Siskyou County. The pack, two adults and five pups, has been named the Shasta Pack.
Originally posted 08/18/2015 11:05AM
Police are searching for two people who broke into Little Rock's Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in the wee hours of Saturday morning and absconded with a dozen baby gators, plus a 7-year-old adult alligator, presumably for luck.
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