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March 30, 2012 - South Africa - A well-known conservationist was recovering Thursday after being attacked by a tiger at his wildlife park in South Africa. John Varty, whose work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, was attacked at Tiger Canyons on Wednesday, his staff posted online. Full Report
March 29, 2012 - Newfoundland, Canada - A tiny Newfoundland community was roused from its sleep early Thursday morning when a male polar bear began a rampage, breaking into a home and attacking farm animals. Full Report
March 16, 2012 - Florida - A man has been savaged by a shark in Florida - just days after two other people were attacked in the same area. Martin County officials say a bull shark repeatedly bit the man on the arm in the attack on Thursday afternoon at Jensen beach. Full Report
March 11, 2012 - Jaipur, India - In a sign of intensifying man-animal conflict in parts of Rajasthan, four persons were killed in animal attacks in less than one month, jerking the government into action. Full Report
February 29, 2012 - Kerala, India - The killing of a healthy female leopard that had strayed into the small hamlet of Angamoozhy in the Ranni forest division by an unruly mob on Tuesday was the latest in the series of human-leopard conflict in the State.
February 27, 2012 - UK - Rat Attack At Surrey Hospital Left Patient Jason Ketley With 'Large Open Bite Marks'. The patient was subjected to a vicious rat attack as he lay sedated in hospital, his parents have claimed. Full Report
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.