Ben Southall – who won a contest to blog for six months about life on Australia’s Hamilton Island to promote tourism – wrote Tuesday that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.
Twenty pilot whales died on a New Zealand beach after stranding but holiday-makers and conservation workers Sunday managed to coax 43 others back out to sea.
By Shabir Ali in ISLAMABAD In yet another man-animal conflict, a wild bear critically injured three persons Monday at Khiram in this south Kashmir’s district taking the total toll of injured persons from the past month to 20 while two persons were also killed in their attack. Eyewitnesses said a wild bear suddenly appeared in [...]
By Peter Mitchell An Australian tourist has been bitten by a bear at a ski resort – but it is the shooting of the animal that has sparked local outrage. The 25-year-old Australian suffered minor injuries when he was bitten on the leg by the black bear in Canada after a crowd converged on the [...]
By John Thomson A man thought to have been born in the north-east is feared dead after being snatched from a riverbank by a crocodile in Australia. Vietnam War veteran Arthur Booker, 63, disappeared on Monday morning from a riverside in a Queensland national park. He is thought to have been a victim of a [...]
Wild dogs which savage sheep are putting the Goldfields pastoral industry under serious threat, with the area in danger of becoming a feral wilderness, says a committee which manages outback pests. The Kalgoorlie Zone Control Authority has stood down in protest against a lack of State Government funds to fight the growing numbers of dogs. [...]
Out of character for our Savage reputation, but completely irresistible. Berlin’s Tierpark Zoo proudly introduced on August 5th the newest addition to their animal population, a Siberian cub named Antares. The male cub was born on June 23, 2008 and got its name from a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Antares is the 121st [...]
Marauding elephants, aggressive sea lions, snap-happy crocodiles… As animal attacks on humans reach frightening levels, scientists are beginning to understand exactly what the beasts are thinking. And it’s not good. One of the world’s leading ethologists (specialists in animal behaviour) believes that a critical point has been crossed and animals are beginning to snap back. [...]
MOSCOW (AP) — A pack of enormous bears searching for food killed and ate two men at mines in Russia’s Pacific Kamchatka region and have kept hundreds of geologists and miners from reaching the mine, news agencies reported Wednesday. A pack of up to 30 Kamchatka bears — which are similar to grizzlies — prowled [...]
ARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 38 Warao Indians have died in remote villages in Venezuela, and medical experts suspect an outbreak of rabies spread by bites from vampire bats. Laboratory investigations have yet to confirm the cause, but the symptoms point to rabies, according to two researchers from the University of California at Berkeley [...]
From the Associated Press courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle: “A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked in the dark of night by a bear Sunday and severely injured, but she was able to make a brief 911 call that eventually resulted in her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso [...]