Feds Charge Woman Who Stood Too Close to a Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone
An Illinois woman is in hot water after standing too close to a grizzly bear sow and her cubs. The woman was part of a tourist group in Yellowstone Park last spring. Everyone else in the group maintained the mandatory distance from the bears but the woman faces federal charges alleging she stayed too close to the bears and the sow became anxious. The woman was identified after she posted photos on social media.
Attempt to Breed Rare Sumatran Tiger Proves Fatal At Zoo
A breeding introduction at a zoo in Washington State turned deadly for the female tiger, the zoo says. Kirana, a Sumatran Tiger, was being introduced to Raja in an attempt to help increase numbers of the badly endangered tiger subspecies but the pair fought and Kirana received fatal injuries. Sumatran tigers are the smallest tiger subspecies and only an estimated 350 remain in the wild.
Orphaned Elephant Returns to Introduce Her Newborn to Human Rescuers
An orphaned elephant who was hand raised by human rescuers gave birth some years after her return to the wild and chose that very day to return to the keepers who raised her, bringing her newborn along. The story is courtesy of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya which is a successful rescuer of orpaned elephants.
Terrified Woman Nevertheless Helps Capture Rare Blond Rattlesnale
A terrified Mississippi woman overcame her fear of snakes to help in the capture of an extremely rare blond timber rattlesnake. Experts have no idea how rare such snakes are but guessed that only one would hatch out of thousands of eggs and the survival rate would be extraordinarily low because they lack the coloration to avoid predators,
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