VIA: A heart-stopping incident that was captured on video Saturday at a Vancouver area wharf is getting a lot of play on YouTube and Twitter.
The video, posted by Vancouver resident Michael Fujiwara, shows a sea lion suddenly pull a little girl into the water at Steveston Wharf in Richmond.
The marine mammal appears to have been drawn to the dock by adults who were reportedly throwing bread crumbs into the water.
At one point the sea lion swims near the dock where the people are gathered. The little girl then moves closer, sitting at the very edge of the wharf — and that’s when, in a split second, the sea lion jumps up, grabs her dress in its mouth and drags her into the water. Continue reading
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your costume, and if you’re the sick, demented type, you can dress as Dr. Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed beloved Cecil the lion.
The costume, which retails for $59.99, includes a severed lion’s head, a smock and gloves with fake blood spatter.
Costumeish CEO Johnathon Weeks tells TMZ sale of the costume went live at midnight Tuesday and they’ve yet to sell a single one. Continue reading
Cuddling up together, Cecil the lion’s cubs now orphans thanks to, Walter Palmer, the US dentist who killed their father for sport.
The toddler lions have been sanctimoniously adopted by their uncle Jericho, in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. It was reported that Cecil’s brother had also met a similar fate, but thankfully, those reports proved false.
Cecil’s young have been embraced by their pride and are seen regularly frolicking about, according to conservationists in the area. Continue reading
If one good thing has come out of the heartbreaking death of Cecil the Lion, it may be it has caused Delta Air Lines to put their foot down on future shipments of exotic animal trophies.
Today, Delta, who is the only U.S. air carrier with direct flights to South Africa, is officially banning five types of trophy animals for shipment,
The statements reads,
Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Continue reading
We don’t know how much more of this we can take! It is being reported, that Jericho, the brother of Cecil The Lion, who was killed by American Dentist, Walter Palmer, was also killed by poachers after being shot in Zimbabwe.
Jericho was gunned down in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon.
‘We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more,’ said Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Continue reading
They say it’s to “celebrate the life of Cecil the Lion,” but others are saying it’s a shameless product meant to capitalize on his his death..
Introducing the new 24k gold edition ‘Cecil The Lion’ Cellphone plated by a company called, “Goldgenie.”
According to the company, they plan on donating a portion of the proceeds of this special limited edition phone to Friends of Hwange, benefitting efforts to conserve Zimbabwe. Continue reading
A petition posted to the White House website concerning dentist, Walter Palmer, who killed Zimbabwe’s beloved lion Cecil, has attracted over 100,000 signatures in just over 24 hours.
The petition, which urges Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to extradite U.S. citizen Palmer to Zimbabwe, demands he “face justice” for killing the country’s “national icon.”
According to Whitehouse.gov, any petition that reaches over 100,000 signatures within 30 days requires a response from the government. Continue reading
A petition demanding justice for slain lion, Cecil, has reached a staggering 435,000 signatures. The petition shows no sign of slowing, receiving thousands of signatures per hour.
The petition, posted on ThePetitionSite.com, reads in part,
On July 1, Cecil the lion, one of the most famous animals in one of Zimbabwe‘s national parks, was shot by a bow hunter. Continue reading
I thought lions liked to eat little baby antelopes, but apparently this lioness is changing all that… As you enjoy this odd couple, I feel it my duty to inform you that this same lioness – killed the little baby antilope’s mother… In one of the photos below, you will see the lioness with the baby in her mouth, she does that when anything gets too close to baby, carrying her away to safety.