Zimbabwe: Hunter Has Killed 5000 Elephants


The link below is to an article that reports on how one hunter in Zimbabwe has killed some 5000 elephants in his lifetime and countless other animals. He has no regrets.

For more visit:
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/zimbabwean-hunter-who-killer-over-5000-elephants-declares-himself-totally-unrepentant.html

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Hiker Killed By Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park


TIME

A hiker was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park last week, the National Parks Service said a preliminary investigation had found.

Although an exact cause of death was yet to be determined, the service said investigators had identified what appeared to be defensive wounds on the man’s arms.

It said the victim had been found “partially consumed” in the vicinity of the Elephant Black Loop Trail, near Lake Village, on Friday afternoon.

“Based on partial tracks found at the scene, it appears that an adult female grizzly and at least one cub-of-the-year were present and likely involved in the incident,” the National Parks Service said in a statement.

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3 Million Whales Were Killed in the 20th Century


TIME

Moby Dick got lucky.

A total of nearly three million whales were killed in the 20th century, according to a new estimate—a number driven by rapid advances in hunting technology and illegal catches by nations like the Soviet Union. And the full number of whales killed may be even higher in what researchers call “the largest hunt in human history.”

The study attempts to tally the number of whales that were killed as whaling transformed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from an enterprise carried out by men with rowboats to an industrialized effort capable of processing…

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South Africa: 700 Rhinos Killed in 2013


The link below is to an article reporting on the deaths of 700 Rhinos in South Africa this year.

For more visit:http://inhabitat.com/700-south-african-rhinos-already-slaughtered-in-2013/

Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park – Elephants Killed By Cyanide


The link below is to an article reporting on the deaths of 64 elephants by cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

For more visit:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/20/why-are-elephants-in-zimbabwe-dying-from-cyanide-poisoning-experts-seek-answers/