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

Wild Animals On Rampage In North Kashmir

November 2, 2011 - Srinagar - Wild animals killed at least six people and injured 45 others across the North Kashmir so far this year. Full Report

Boy attacked by roo

November 2, 2011 - Australia - A local family witnessed a shocking attack by a kangaroo on a Lake Cathie boy. Full Report

AAF EXTRA Alarming Increase in Fatal Shark Attacks World-Wide

October 31, 2011 - There have been 13 shark attack deaths world-wide this year, and statistics show that the number of shark attacks have increased steadily for decades. Full Report

Leopard attacks on rise, one more killed

October 29, 201 - India - One more person was killed in a leopard attack possibly the third death by the same problem animal. Full report

Great White shark kills US diver in Australia

October 22, 2011 - Perth, Australia - A Great White shark has killed a US diver in what is thought to be the second fatal shark attack in Western Australia in 12 days. Full Report

Alligator Case Headed To Supreme Court

October 19, 2011 - Savannah, Georgia - An alligator killed 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams of Savannah in a chilling 2007 attack. The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case testing the extent to which property owners are responsible for animal attacks. Full Report

AAF EXTRA (Tragedy in Ohio): Police Kill Dozens of Animals Freed on Ohio Reserve

October 19, 2011 - Zanesville, Ohio - 56 exotic creatures — a fierce menagerie that included wolves, monkeys and 18 Bengal tigers, an endangered species whose numbers total less than 3,000 in the wild — that had fled their cages on a 73-acre private reserve were hunted down. Most were killed. Full Report

Man Dies After Deer Attack

October 13, 2011 - New Brunswick, Canada - Wildlife officials on Wednesday shot and killed a herd of 11 deer that had been kept by a man in northern New Brunswick who died Sunday after being attacked by one of the animals. Full Report

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