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Prague zoo hopes rare lion insemination sows seed for survival

Prague - After two suitors failed to get a rare Asiatic lioness pregnant, Prague zoo now hopes that artificial insemination will finally plant the seed for her species' survival.

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

Jakarta - A Lion Air passenger jet has been involved in another accident -- just a week after a plane from the Indonesian airline crashed with the loss of all 189 people on board.

Police seize lion cub from Paris suburb apartment

Cr - French police seized a six-week-old lion cub from an apartment in a Paris suburb, and arrested its owner, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday.

Two lions, rescued from circuses, are poached in South Africa

Two lions who were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru last year and transported to South African wild have been killed by poachers in Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary.

Review: Evil comes in many forms in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a touching true story; an enthralling Chinese martial arts epic; a classic and entertaining double feature; and a new chapter from the tech trenches.

Lion killed after breaking out of German zoo enclosure

Leipzig - German zookeepers shot dead a lion Thursday after two of the animals escaped from their enclosure and a tranquiliser failed to stop one of them, the zoo's director said.

Indian cricketer Jadeja fined $300 for lion selfies

Ahmedabad - Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has been fined $300 for taking selfies with endangered Asiatic lions in the country's west despite a ban on such photos, a senior forest official said on Wednesday.

India snares 'man-eating lion' after human tissue found

Ahmedabad - Forestry officials in western India may have identified a man-eating lion suspected of a spate of attacks, they said Wednesday, after finding traces of human hair and tissue in the animal's faeces.

Fugitive S. African lion caught after latest escape

Johanesburg - A runaway South African lion who may be euthanized after repeatedly escaping from a national park has been re-captured, officials said Thursday, adding that a decision would soon be made on his fate.

Kenya lions 'back in park' after city visit: Rangers

Nairobi - Four lions who went on the prowl in Kenya's capital Nairobi after escaping from a national park have returned to the reserve, rangers said Saturday, after a day-long hunt for the big cats.

Panic as lions on the loose in Kenyan capital

Nairobi - Wildlife rangers on Friday hunted for two lions who escaped from Nairobi's national park and meandered into "highly populated" areas of the Kenyan capital.

Lioness kills park worker in South Africa

Johanesburg - A worker in a game reserve in South Africa was mauled to death by a lioness while on a routine round to pump water, a wildlife spokesman said Wednesday.

Lion mauls illegal hunter to death in South Africa

An illegal hunter, along with his two dogs, was killed by a lion on a private game farm in the Limpopo area of South Africa, close to Kruger National Park Thursday.

Roaring success: Lions return to Rwanda, with rhinos next?

Kigali - Groggy on their paws after waking from tranquillizers, lions have returned to Rwanda for the first time since the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

S. African tour guide denies blame after U.S. tourist killed by lion

Johanesburg - A South African tour guide has denied responsibility for the death of his American client who was mauled to death by a lion while they drove through a game park near Johannesburg.

Lion kills American tourist in South African park

Johanesburg - A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said.

Lion caged for 10+ years feels grass for the first time

A lion in Brazil that hasn't felt grass in more than 10 years was filmed feeling grass after it arrived at the Ranch of the Gnomes.

Crocodile battles with three lions

A video has surfaced and it shows a crocodile battling with three lions in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve, which is home to hundreds of species of birds and animals.

Lyon, the delights of an old French city Special

Lyon - Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, lots of interesting wine, Lyon is an interesting city to visit and one of the highlights of any visit to France. This winter, Digital Journal paid a short visit.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Lion bites off woman's finger at zoo

A woman in Michigan was visiting a private zoo in northern Michigan when part of her finger was bitten off by a lion. State police are now investigating the report.

Understanding lions using DNA from museum specimens

Genetic analysis aids in not only painting a picture of the past, but preserving the future. Recent study unveils the history of modern lions using DNA garnered from natural history museums.

Visitors witness lion kill lioness at Dallas zoo

Dallas - A male lion killed a lioness with a bite to the neck at a zoo in Dallas over the weekend. The incident was witnessed by families and other stunned visitors.

Chinese zoo in trouble for displaying a dog as a lion

Luohe - A zoo in China got into trouble when a so-called "African lion" started barking. Turns out he was a Tibetan mastiff, which is a large and shaggy breed of dog, and rather different from a big African cat.

Teen mauled by a lion she was kissing

On Monday a teenager was dragged into the cage of a lion, who proceeded to maul her. The incident occurred after she tried to kiss it.

Photo: Russian Novosibirsk Zoo is home to adorable liliger cubs

A zoo in the Russian city of Novosibirsk is home to three liliger cubs born in May to a female liger, Zita. A liliger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female liger (ligress), while a liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and tigress.

'Lion visits doggie dentist' at zoo with 'troubled history' (Vid)

The video of the dentist-patient relationship between a seven-year-old dachshund called Milo and a five-year-old 500-pound Barbary lion called Bonedigger appears to confound the common notion that cats and dogs don't get along.

Video: Lioness kills heron at the Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam

The video shows a lioness killing a heron that was foolhardy enough to land in the lion enclosure at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.

Woman mauled to death by lion during al fresco sex

A Kariba woman was attacked by a lion as she was enjoying an al fresco sex encounter with her boyfriend in an African bush. The naked man managed to flee but the woman was mauled to death.

Lion roaming the streets of Virginia town prompts 911 calls

Norfolk - Residents of one Virginia town called 911 in a panic when they discovered a "lion" running through the streets of their neighborhood.
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