49 Animals Killed After Suicidal Owner Released Them

October 20, 2011 by  
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Photo: wwarby / cc For more than twelve tense hours, heavily armed police officers near Zanesville, Ohio scoured the region for big cats, bears, and other exotic animals set loose from a local wildlife farm — ultimately killing nearly 50 of the 56 escapees. Among the dead animals are 18 endangered Bengal tigers, 17 lions, two grizzly bears, six black bears, a baboon, and seven bobcats. Although the public was cautioned to rema… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Radiation Used to Treat Koala With Excessive Drool

August 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: sporkist / cc Sprinkles, a two-year-old koala in Brisbane, Australia, has a drooling problem — and it’s no laughing matter. So much of the stuff drips from the animal’s mouth that it makes it difficult for her to eat, leaving her drool-soaked fur a breeding ground for bacteria. Veterinarians say that the excessive salivating caused by a rare condition called ‘sialosis’, and that without intervention, the koala would likely die in the wild. But now, thanks to the generosity of medical staff at a local wildlife treatment center, Sprin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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