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Mufasa, Como Zoo’s beloved African lion, has died


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Four African lion cubs froze to death in Gaza zoo – Arab-Israeli Conflict





Bodies of four baby lion cubs that died in a zoo, are seen in the southern Gaza Strip, January 18, 2019. .
(photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)

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African lion attacks pangolin in extremely rare video


With four-inch canines and a jaw capable of generating 4,450 newtons of force, lion bites are something most animals want to avoid.

But pangolins are not most animals. Though these creatures weigh no more than 10 pounds, they are covered from head to tail in a natural armor—a network of overlapping scales made of a tough protein called keratin.

When a large predator comes calling, a pangolin need not run or try to fight back. All it has to do is curl up into a tiny, impenetrable ball.

And this is exactly what a guide with Safari Live witnessed earlier this month during a nighttime drive through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. (See our favorite lion videos.)

“When curled, there really is nowhere that the lions can get purchase with their teeth,” says Tristan Dicks, who…

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African Lion Adoption | Saint Louis Zoo


Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Adopt an African lion, and for $50, including shipping and handling, the Zoo will deliver an African lion adoption package to anyone in the continental U.S.

This special adoption includes:

  • A 12-inch African lion plush toy (while supplies last)
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Valentine’s Day card with personal message (while supplies last)
  • Color photo with animal facts
  • Car decal
  • Name on the Zoo Parents Donor Wall and website for one year
  • Invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic

Order

This special adoption package is $50 including shipping and handling. You may order online or by phone at (314) 646-4771. Save $10 when you purchase and pick up your plush adoption package at the North or South Entrance** of the Zoo. 

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Former Nittany Lion standout, first African-American NFL player Triplett passes


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Former Nittany Lion standout and trailblazer Wally Triplett passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92 in Detroit. Triplett was one of the inspirations for Penn State’s “We Are” moniker and was the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL.

“This is a tremendous loss for not only our football program, but the Penn State community as a whole,” Head Coach James Franklin said. “Wally was a trailblazer as the first African-American to be drafted and play in the NFL and his influence continues to live on. He had a profound effect on me and the team when he visited in 2015 and shared valuable lessons from his life story and ability to overcome. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wally’s family.”

“We are Penn State, there will be no meetings.”

— Nittany…

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Study suggests over $1 billion needed annually to save Africa’s lion parks


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A team of researchers with members from several African countries, the U.S., Indonesia, the U.K and Australia has found that many areas in Africa meant to protect lions are failing due to lack of funds. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of protected areas in Africa and why they believe it would take an infusion of over $1 billion annually to save them.


Africa is a continent rife with countries in turmoil—in addition to civil wars, rampant poverty and the threat of global warming, many of the animals…

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