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Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

Johanesburg - The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through Johannesburg's international airport Saturday after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

Searching for the last lions in Nigeria

- Under a starless night sky in Yankari Game Reserve, Martial Kiki stands on the back of a battered pick-up truck searching for the last lions in Nigeria.

Two lions and 110 vultures poisoned at Kruger Park in S. Africa

On Wednesday, officials said two lions and more than 100 vultures died in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The animals died after eating a poisoned elephant carcass.

Ethiopian lions rediscovered in Alatash

Addis Ababa - Conservationists announced Monday the "amazing discovery" of a previously unknown lion population in a remote northwestern region of Ethiopia, confirming local reports with camera trap photographs for the first time.

Zebras don't use their stripes for camouflage, new study reports

It's a question that has intrigued scientists for decades: "Why do zebras have stripes?" Thanks to a recent study, we may now be much closer to the answer.

Highlight of the Week: The Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary game-winner

It was the touchdown heard around the world on Thursday night. With zero time on the clock, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers heaved a Hail Mary throw into the endzone hoping to give his team a last-minute win over the Detroit Lions.

'Blood Lions' exposes South Africa's canned hunting industry

A new documentary sheds light on the highly controversial but perfectly legal practice of commercially breeding lions for 'canned hunts' in South Africa.

Lion cubs relocated from impoverished Gaza to Jordan

Gaza - Two lions cubs were on Sunday taken from a Gaza Strip refugee camp to Jordan, their former owner said, after their maintenance became too great a financial burden."We're very sad.

10 lions killed as flash floods hit India's Gir national park

Flash floods following heavy monsoon rains have killed 10 lions and 20 more remain missing in India's Gir National Park, the only natural habitat for lions outside Africa.

For the first time in two decades, lions will return to Rwanda

Kigali - After being wiped out more than 20 years ago in Rwanda's horrific genocide that claimed an estimated 800,000 lives, lions will return to the country, wildlife officials say.

Op-Ed: Gaza family rescues lion cubs after zoo is destroyed

Palestine - When Israeli air strikes devastated Gaza in 2014, the Rafah Zoo, located in the southern Gaza Strip, was also a casualty of war, struggling to recover from physical damage and the resulting economic freefall.

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.

Lions suffering from ‘dog disease’

The disease, commonly known to affect dogs, called canine distemper is more widespread among animal species than previously thought. This includes many lions.

Global march against the canned hunting of lions Special

Edmonton - March 15 was designated a global day of action against the canned hunting of lions in South Africa. Marches took place in several cities around the world.

Cost-cutting Lions release receiver Burleson, safety Delmas

The Detroit Lions took a big bite out of their salary cap by releasing veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas, the National Football League team said on Thursday.

Review: ‘Nature's Microworlds: Serengeti’ Special

Although this half hour programme was first screened in July 2012, this is one repeat that is certainly worth a second look.

The 'King of Beasts' threatened by extinction in Western Africa

Plagued by underfunding, little governmental support, poaching and indiscriminate killing by cattle herders, many of the countries in Western Africa have little control or incentive to save the few remaining western African lions left in the wild.

NFL Week 15 wrap up: Upsets and heartbreaks

With many teams still trying to paint the playoff picture for their club, there were plenty of story lines in the NFL going into week 15.

Zoo in China replaces lion with dog, hopes no one would notice

While a zoo in the central province of Henan was out (allegedly) enjoying himself at a breeding center, the zoo staff replaced him with what they thought might be the next best thing.

Photo Essay: A photographic safari at the local zoo Special

Toronto - Looking for an adventure to take your kids or grandkids on? Try something old with a twist. A photographic safari at the local zoo.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Honoring the Calgary Zoo post flood 2013

Calgary - This Photo Essay honors the Calgary Zoo animals that were traumatized during the devastating flood in Calgary, Alberta, June 2013. A revisit to the zoo on June 22 was postponed due to massive flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers from torrential rainfall.

Photos: Hangzhou Zoo visitors pelt frightened lions with snowball

Hangzhou - Photos have emerged of visitors pelting frightened lions with snowball at the Hangzhou Zoo, China. Lions aren't supposed to be wusses, but they cowered in fright, hid under a wooden plank and behind a tree trunk while visitors hurled snowballs at them.

Zambia outlaws hunting of endangered big cats

Zambia has banned the hunting of endangered lions and leopards due to the dwindling numbers of these big cats and the value of game viewing by tourists.

Video: Kenyan villagers massacre lion pride that killed livestock

Nairobi - Villagers in the township of Kitengela, near the Nairobi National Park, ambushed and speared to death a pride of lions that had been killing their livestock. The villagers said the lions had been preying on livestock belonging to herders in the community.

NFL: Lions tame Tebow with a 45-10 victory over Broncos

Denver - Tim Tebow was the man last week as he brought the Denver Broncos from behind last week against the Miami Dolphins. This week Tebow was the goat as he had a horrible that lead to the Detroit Lions getting back track after a 2-game skid.

NFL: Lions loss second in a row with Atlanta winning 23-16

Detroit - This was a game that the Detroit Lions needed to bounce back after a tough loss last week. As for the Atlanta Falcons they needed this win as they were looking to string some wins together.

Ohio authorities search for escaped exotic animals

Zanesville - Schools have been closed and residents urged to stay indoors in one Ohio community after dozens of exotic animals were released from an animal preserve by their owner, who later allegedly committed suicide.

Exotic animals on the loose in rural Ohio town

Zanesville - A dangerous situation is unfolding in the rural community of Zanesville, Ohio today as the public is under lockdown while the local sheriff’s department hunts the area for escaped exotic animals.

NFL: The 49ers hand Lions their first loss of the season 25-19

Detroit - With the Detroit Lions on a roll to begin the season they were highly favored to win this week to take them to a 6-0 record. The San Francisco 49ers has been on a roll of their own as they are on the verge of making a complete turnaround.

NFL: Lions start 5-0 as they beat the Bears 24-13 on Monday Night

Detroit - The Lions have been the laughing stock of the NFL previously, but this season is beginning to change as they are rolling right now. The last time the Lions started 5-0 was 1956 and, they did not make the playoffs but this year may be different.
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Pic taken by me, Lions at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
The author s wife  Alejandra  feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
A small group of young male lions have retired up into a tree to escape from vast numbers of flies c...
A small group of young male lions have retired up into a tree to escape from vast numbers of flies closer to the ground.
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The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss  lack of prey and violent contact with ...
The African lion population is shrinking due to habitat loss, lack of prey and violent contact with humans, including trophy hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that these animals be protected as an endangered species.
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Lions at Hangzhou Zoo
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Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Siberian Tigers are listed as  endangered  by the  International Union for the Conservation of Natur...
Siberian Tigers are listed as "endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List with just 400 living in the wild across Russia and China
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Lions at Addo Croc & Lion Ranch in South Africa
Lions at Addo Croc & Lion Ranch in South Africa
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Lion statues outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid.
Lion statues outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid.
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Max and Mona  the refugee lion cubs of Rafah in Gaza.
Max and Mona, the refugee lion cubs of Rafah in Gaza.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
Max and Mona  the refugee lion cubs of Rafah in Gaza.
Max and Mona, the refugee lion cubs of Rafah in Gaza.
Screengrab via TIG Media
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Zoo visitors have "fun"
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Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger lounging together at Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark
A man living with lions in their den for January 2011
A man living with lions in their den for January 2011
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Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.

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