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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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