Tag: wild animals

Watch Sea Lion Attack Takes Girl Into Waters [VIDEO]

A sea lion has become an internet sensation overnight after yanking a little girl off a Canadian dock this weekend. The girl, who has not been identified, was not harmed in the attack Saturday, but video of the incident quickly went viral. Taken by Michael Fujiwara and posted on YouTube, the video shows a group…

2nd Alligator Involved in Disney Attack [VIDEO]

The father of the 2-year-old boy who was killed when an alligator attacked him at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa told officials that a second gator bit him during the attack. Public records show that Capt. Tom Wellons told supervisors that Matt Graves, the victim’s father, had injuries consistent with lacerations from a gator’s…

Alligator Attacks 2 Year Old Child [VIDEO]

Police in Orlando are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into a lagoon at a Disney resort by an alligator. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seven Seas Lagoon in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. By 1 a.m., after nearly four hours of…

Director Says Cincinnati Zoo Safe Despite Gorilla Tragedy [VIDEO]

Thane Maynard defends the shooting of a rare species to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered the primate’s exhibit. The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its…

Florida: Alligators Found Eating Human Remains

Florida police said they found two alligators snacking on human remains in a canal Monday night. Although the body appeared to have been in the water for a long time, the cause of death is unclear. Officers armed with AR-15s stood by in the town of Southwest Ranches, near Fort Lauderdale, while an alligator trapper…

SeaWorld to Stop Breeding Killer Whales [VIDEO]

The orcas—also known as killer whales—at SeaWorld will be the last generation to live at the water parks, the company said. SeaWorld will stop breeding them immediately. The company has faced public scrutiny for its treatment of the mammals since 2013, when the CNN documentary Blackfish debuted. The film followed the life of an orca…

Shark Repeatedly Attacks Fisherman’s Kayak [VIDEO]

Mark McCracken a 33-year-old from Santa Maria, Calif., was out fishing in a kayak on Saturday, when an aggressive shark began circling him and hitting his kayak. “I couldn’t tell if he was biting [the kayak] or if he was head-butting it but soon as I saw it I just started going at him with…

Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Returns To Work [VIDEO]

Walter Palmer, the 55-year-old man who set off an international fervor by killing a lion in Zimbabwe, returned to work at his dental practice on Tuesday morning without saying a word. Palmer closed his Minnesota office for six weeks after it was discovered he paid $50,000 to kill Cecil the lion near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National…

SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Jim Atchison would step down as chief executive, and it would cut some jobs, sending the company’s shares up 2 percent in extended trading. SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by…

Animal Expert Introduces Several Wild Animals to Conan [VIDEOS]

Awww- Animal Expert David Mizejewski Introduces Several Wild Animals to Conan Animal expert David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation recently appeared on Conan with several animals in tow, including a very hungry little asian leopard cat kitten, a very apprehensive 9-banded armadillo, a very clever Russian boar, a very friendly paca and a very…