Dianna Hanson, a 24-year-old intern at a Fresno, California, wild cat sanctuary, was killed Wednesday after being attacked by a lion. Hanson, who moved from Washington to California to work at the Cat Haven sanctuary, climbed into the cage of a four-year-old male lion and was then fatally attacked.
Beyond that, not much more information is known. Officials have released few details, and an autopsy is scheduled for today.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Department reported receiving the emergenc... Read More
Tennis will adopt the biological passport system used by cycling, track, and other sports to catch athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. The International Tennis Federation said on Thursday that it would be implementing the program, which uses known data about an athlete's blood profile to monitor for sudden changes that could be the result of drugs, this year.
While tennis has been spared the mass doping scandals that have plagued cycling, a few high-profile players have been caught us... Read More
A cow moose was found dead February 19 after officials received tips about a calf following an injured mother. The cruel killing orphaned the calf, which was spooked when officials tried to approach. Even worse, the cow had been bred and would have given birth again this spring.
Two 15-year-old boys were charged with taking a moose during closed hunting season. Their names have not been released because they are juveniles, but they are set to be tried in Powell County Justice Court on March 1... Read More
The U.S. and Russia are uniting against Canada in an effort to win a hockey gold med—er, no. They’re uniting to try to ban the international commercial trade of polar bear products. Canada, currently, is home to near 75 percent of the world’s remaining polar bears, and it’s also the only country that allows the export of polar bear products.
Around 600 polar bears are killed by Canadian hunters each year, and then exported for their, well, parts. The U.S., supported by... Read More
Nicholas Joy, 17, wandered away from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine on Sunday and survived two nights in the bitter cold before being found yesterday morning by a snowmobiler.
Joy, who hails from Medford, Massachusetts, was skiing with his father on Sugarloaf when they took separate runs down the mountain and became separated. The boy accidentally skied off the trails on the western side of the mountain and got lost. His father reported him missing when he didn't show up that afternoon.
To surv... Read More