Lioness attacks, kills zookeeper

February 14, 2012 - Johannesburg, SA - A LIONESSS has attacked and killed a South African zoo employee at a rural lion farm, with his co-workers hearing his cries for help.

Angry Sea Lion Attacks Shakira in S.Africa

February 14, 2012 - Cape Town, SA - Pop star Shakira was attacked by a sea lion in South Africa's Cape Town while she was taking pictures of "cute" creatures with her mobile phone, British tabloid The Sun reported on Tuesday.

Tigers attack tourist bus in China

February 7, 2012 - China - A group of tourists visiting a wildlife park in eastern China had a narrow escape after Bengal tigers attacked their bus, puncturing its tires and destroying the windscreen, state media said Tuesday.


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Rhino Attacks Vehicle on Highway

January 19, 2012 - Guwahati, India - In the second incident within a week, a rhino strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and attacked a vehicle on National Highway 37 in Upper Assam's Golaghat district on Thursday, official sources said.

Third Shark Attack In Three Weeks

January 19, 2012 - Coral Bay, Australia - An Australian swimmer is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a tiger shark in what is the country's second attack in two days and third this month. Full Report

30-Year Summary of Dog Attack Deaths and Maimings Report is Released by Animal People Editor

January 16, 2012 - Data shows that fatal and serious maulings by pit bulls have greatly escalated in the past 10 years. Full Report

Leopard attacks man in Guwahati

January 7, 2012 - India - A leopard, which had strayed into the heart of the city, attacked and injured a person at Nabagraha hill today.

Australian surfer survives shark attack

January 4, 2012 - Australia - A 28-year-old man survived an attack when a shark nearly bite his arm off while he was surfing at Avoca Beach, 47 miles north of Sydney, Australia. Full Report

AAF EXTRA: Southwestern China Region Buys Insurance For Residents Prone To Animal Attacks

December 28, 2011 - Kunming, China - The attackers are usually wild elephants, venomous snakes and black bears. Their victims can be humans, crops or domestic animals. Full Report

Wild Pig Attacks Woman

December 19, 2011 - Ohio - A woman from Upper Township in Lawrence County, Ohio, was attacked by a feral pig. She's recovering from multiple bites on her arms and legs and has been released from an area hospital. Full Report

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Deadly Animals, By Gordon Grice

December 9, 2011 - The Independent (London) - The world swarms with dangerous beasts that, given the opportunity, will have you for lunch. Lions like to seize you by the throat and shake you as a dog shakes a rat. Leopards prefer to jump on you in the dark and dispatch you with a single bite to the back of the head. Hyenas use their powerful jaws to take chunks off you as you run away. Crocs, on the other hand, roll you in the water and shake you until bits fall off. Read complete review

Fatal elephant attack

December 9, 2011 - Malaysia - Kota Kinabalu: Tabin Wildlife Resort on Thursday said the fatal elephant attack on Wednesday on Australian veterinarian, Jenna O'Grady Donley, is the first such occurrence in Sabah. Full report

Wild boar attacks elderly man in Pendang

November 27, 2011 - Borneo - An elderly man has been hospitalised due to severe injuries he suffered from an attack by a wild boar behind his house at Kampung Pokok Tai Lama, near here, early yesterday. Read more

South African farmer killed by pet hippopotamus

November 13, 2011 - South Africa - Marius Els, 41, was attacked by Humphrey on Saturday night. The farmer’s mutilated body was discovered submerged in a river running through his 400 acre in rural South Africa. Full Report

Officials face villagers' wrath over leopard attacks

November 9, 2011 - Lucknow, India - Furious over continued leopard attacks on humans, villagers near the Katarniaghat forest reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district roughed up forest officials and held them captive for several hours, an official said Wednesday. Full Report

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