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Lion in park where Cecil lived kills photographic guide tracking his pride

Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 5:25 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 5:25 PM

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A lion killed a safari guide leading a group of tourists in the same national park where Cecil the lion lives before being lured outside the park and killed by an American dentist.

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The 40-year-old tracker, Quinn Swales, was leading a group of tourists on a photographic walking safari in Hwange National Park when he spotted a pride of six lions Monday, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said Tuesday.

When one of the lions with cubs became defensive, Swales scared the animals away, Charamba said. 

“But then the male lion later made a U-turn and attacked him," she said.

None of the tourists was harmed

The lion, called Nxaha, had a tracking collar, as Cecil did.

In a separate incident in Zimbabwe, the authorities said a man who sold curios to tourists was killed by an elephant in the resort town of Victoria Falls, about 60 miles from Hwange, also on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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WATCH: Cowboy hero takes down armed robber

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

WATCH: Cowboy hero takes down armed robber

A dramatic tackle of an armed robber was caught on CCTV in Monterrey, northern Mexico on Monday, April 23.

A store customer wearing a cowboy hat can be seen removing his glasses and tackling a young man who enters the store pointing a gun at employees. 

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The armed robber turned toward a second employee a few seconds after entering the store, which is when the customer seized the opportunity to attack the robber, whose weapon drops to the floor.

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‘Angry badger’ forces doors to close at 500-year-old castle tunnel, tourist spot

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 10:59 AM

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A castle in Scotland has lasted for 500 years but the property is apparently no match for an angry badger. Yes, you’ve read that right. An angry badger shut down tourist access to a tunnel at Craignethan Castle, the BBC reported.  

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Officials allowed the public access to the rest of the 5-century-old building but the tunnel was closed not only for people’s safety, but also for the badger’s, officials told the BBC.

The badger apparently did some damage to the masonry of the castle before it left the building either Friday night or Saturday morning on its own accord.

The animal left after castle staff members tried cat food and honey to coax it out, the Guardian reported.

Castle staff members who run the property’s Twitter account had a little online fun, posting a GIF image of dancing badgers when they announced the tunnel’s closing.

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WATCH: Polar bear cub takes first steps outside zoo

Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 2:56 PM

Polar bear cub takes first steps outside zoo

A 18-week-old polar bear cub left the birthing box at Gelsenkirchen's zoological garden for the first time together with his mother on Friday, April 13.

The cub was born on Dec. 4, 2017 and now weighs about 20 kilograms (44 pounds.) 

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Gelsenkirchen Mayor Frank Baranowski unveiled the name of the little polar bear. Five proposals were up for election for almost two weeks: Nanook, Mathilda, Lenja, Lore and Baerbel. 

Most polar bear fans voted for Nanook, the animal keepers' proposal, on the zoo's website homepage. Nanook comes from the Inuit language and means polar bear.

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WATCH: Baby elephant born in Belgium

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 4:28 PM

Baby elephant born in Belgium

Belgium's Planckendael Zoo on Wednesday (April 11) welcomed its third baby elephant this year, a boost to the zoo's breeding program of Asian elephants.

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The new arrival, still without a name, became the first male Asian elephant to be born at the zoo this year. 

On his feet within fifteen minutes of his delivery and now walking well, the newborn is perfectly healthy, the zoo said. 

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The elephant arrived on the birthday of his aunt, delighting zookeepers and boosting the herd to ten members.

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