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Colorado Wildlife Ranger Fined for Poaching Mule Deer

Published 05/15/13
By Channel 7 (ABC), Denver

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger has been fined and demoted, but not fired, for using artificial light while poaching a trophy mule deer after legal hunting hours last October.

Link: TheDenverChannel.com

Montana Looks to Expand Hunting of Wolves Despite Criticism

Published 05/14/13
By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Conservationists are criticizing a plan by wildlife managers in Montana that would nearly double the number of wolves a person is allowed to kill each year, lengthen the hunting season and sanction shooting of wolves near baited traps.

Link: Yahoo! News

South Dakota Wildlife Officers Kill Three Mountain Lions

Published 05/13/13
By Kevin Woster, Rapid City (SD) Journal

Life is more relaxed in Keystone these days, following the shooting of three mountain lions that had confronted dogs, strolled through yards and killed deer on city streets. State Game, Fish & Parks Department officers killed an adult female lion and two 40-pound kittens in Keystone on the nights of May 5 and May 6 after a string of cat sightings in town over several weeks.

Link: RapidCityJournal.com

Tiger, Mountain Lions Seized from Kansas Property

Published 05/08/13
By Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press

A tiger and two mountain lions were among a menagerie of wild cats seized from private farmland in rural northeast Kansas, where they lived in inadequate chain-link enclosures and weren't properly fed or watered, authorities said Monday (May 6).

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Wildlife Officials Want Help in Bear Poaching Case in Snowmass Village

Published 05/07/13
By CBS 4, Denver

One of the first poaching cases of the spring has Colorado wildlife officials very worried. They found a bear next to a shed full of dumpsters in Snowmass Village.

Link: Denver.CBSlocal.com

Bear vs. Monkey Bicycle Race Ends Horribly at Shanghai Wild Animal Park

Published 05/06/13
By Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post

A bicycle race between a bear and two monkeys quickly turned from road rage to road kill, after the bear crashed and savagely mauled the simian. We don't know much about this video past the fact that it begins in glory and ends in horror. Live Leak released it on Sunday, claiming that the bear vs. monkey bicycle race is a stunt put on by the Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

Link: Huffington Post

On the Grand Cover: Our Own Virginia McKenna

Published 05/06/13

Born Free co-founder Virginia McKenna is featured in the May/June edition of Grand, a digital magazine for grandparents and their families. Virginia is pictured on the cover with three of her grandchildren, including the daughter of Born Free USA Chief Executive Officer Will Travers, Lily. In the article, Virginia says: "I want my grandchildren to grow up to be sensitive to other creatures. Keeping wild creatures in confined spaces with incorrect socializing is very damaging and deeply sad. We don't want our children and grandchildren growing up thinking that's okay."

Expert: Rhinoceroses Extinct in Mozambique

Published 05/02/13
By Michelle Faul, Associated Press

Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia. A leading rhino expert told The Associated Press that the last rhino in the southern African nation has been killed.

Link: Yahoo! News

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