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Firefighters Feeding Alligators Near Disney World Is 'Isolated Incident' and 'Unlikely' Connected to 2-Year-Old's Death, Officials Confirm

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."

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Alaskan Grizzly Bear Will Be Killed After Attacking One Hiker and Charging Several Other Groups of Hikers, Officials Say

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.

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One Year Later, Cecil the Lion's Legacy Lives on Through His Cubs

One Year Later, Cecil the Lion's Legacy Lives on Through His Cubs

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.

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Don't End up Mauled Like Leo in The Revenant: How to Avoid a Real-life Bear Attack

Don't End up Mauled Like Leo in The Revenant: How to Avoid a Real-life Bear Attack

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.

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UpdatePosted 10/12/2015 12:00PM

Dentist Walter Palmer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Cecil The Lion

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.

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Hiker Narrowly Avoids Getting Bitten by a Black Bear: 'I Felt If I Ran, I Would Get Attacked'

Hiker Narrowly Avoids Getting Bitten by a Black Bear: 'I Felt If I Ran, I Would Get Attacked'

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.

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Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread: The Seagull

Birds That Fill Me with a Vague but Persistent Dread: The Seagull

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."

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First Wolf Pack in Nearly 100 Years Discovered in CA

First Wolf Pack in Nearly 100 Years Discovered in CA

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.

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Thieves Steal a Baker's Dozen of Gators from Arkansas Zoo

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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Self-Proclaimed Wizard Banned from Australian Zoo for Antagonizing Gorillas

Originally posted 08/17/2015 01:00PM

Continuing last week's trend of "Foolish People Irritating Large Animals," a self-proclaimed wizard from Christchurch, New Zealand, has been banned from Orana Wildlife park for enraging one of its gorillas.

Andrew Wright, an "energy healer" whose work can be seen at the top of this post, was apparently chanting and beating his chest at the zoo's largest gorilla, angering the animal so much that it charged the glass at the front of its enclosure to get at him.

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