Lions

Leonard, a lion at the Oakland Zoo, was euthanized due to health problems, officials said on Aug. 7, 2019.
Oakland Zoo
Holly Quan
August 07, 2019 - 10:35 pm
The lion exhibit at the Oakland Zoo is sadder and emptier after keepers had to euthanize an African lion that had been there for 19 years.
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July 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that allows the State Department to offer financial rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of wildlife traffickers who target endangered elephants, rhinos, lions and other species. The bill adds wildlife trafficking to the list of...
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FILE - This May 4, 2019 file photo shows the entrance to The Conservators Center in Burlington, N.C. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued three citations to the Conservator's Center, an animal sanctuary in Burlington, North Carolina where a 22-year old intern was fatally mauled by a lion in December 2018. In an investigation relating to the intern's death, OSHA determined that other employees were exposed to hazards at the center and has issued a total penalty of $3,000 to the center.( AP Photo/Amanda Morris, File)
June 28, 2019 - 4:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December. The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three "serious" violations to the Conservator's...
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This October 2018 photo made available by Virginia Black, right, shows her niece, Alexandra Black, and her son, Anthony Hauguel, in Lafayette, Ind. Alexandra died in a fatal lion mauling at an animal sanctuary in North Carolina in Dec. 2018. Now, her aunt is urging lawmakers to strengthen regulations on animal facilities in the state. (Alexandra Black via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 12:11 pm
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where...
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This undated photo provided by the San Diego Zoo shows M'bari, an African male lion, who came to the zoo with his mate in 2009. The zoo announced that M'bari was euthanized Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at age 15, after being in declining health from age-related problems. M'bair is one of two beloved, elderly lions that have died at zoos in California. (IKen Bohn/San Diego Zoo via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 5:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two beloved, elderly lions have died at zoos in California. The San Francisco Zoo announced Wednesday that a 16-year-old male African lion named Jahari died Monday of old age. African lions live to about 14 in the wild. He was born at the zoo in 2003 and raised by the staff after...
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April 08, 2019 - 6:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police and park officials say a suspected rhinoceros poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and had his body eaten by lions. Kruger National Park spokesman Isaac Phaahla said the man and two others were illegally hunting for rhinos in the wildlife park in...
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 photo, Alexander Fyodorov, owner and founder of Veles Center, a rehabilitation shelter for wild animals, looks at Bear Masha who lost a leg, in Rappolovo village, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. Some 200 wild animals are receiving care at the Veles Center, an out-of-the-way operation regarded as Russia's premier facility for rehabilitating creatures that were abandoned or fell victim to human callousness. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
March 20, 2019 - 2:20 am
RAPPOLOVO, Russia (AP) — Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her skin that it started to cut through bone. Luckily for these wild animals, and some 200 others, they...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, a California sea lion peers out from a restraint nicknamed "The Squeeze" near Oregon City, Ore., as it is prepared for transport by truck to the Pacific Ocean about 130 miles away. The male sea lion was released south of Newport, Ore., in a program designed to reduce the threat to wild winter steelhead and spring chinook salmon in the Willamette River. Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained a federal permit in November to kill up to 93 California sea lions per year below Willamette Falls south of Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
January 10, 2019 - 4:50 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed...
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In this photo taken sometime between September and November 2018 and provided by Wolf Park, intern Alexandra Black trains with Khewa the wolf at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Ind. The fatal mauling of Black, a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen at the Conservators Center in North Carolina, illustrates the need for state regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday, Dec. 31. (Monty Sloan/Wolf Park via AP)
December 31, 2018 - 6:36 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday. Alexandra Black, 22, was attacked Sunday while...
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