GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dog dumped over wall after losing ear | Nature | News

The tragic animal had severe bite wounds from either being used to fight other dogs or bait badgers, fear animal crime investigators. A shocked householder found the stricken dog cowering in their yard after being thrown over a wall. The dog was in such a poor state when she was found dumped at the property in the centre of Macclesfield that vets fear the horrendous injury had happened weeks earlier. Because of the wounds and raging infection, it was decided to amputate the ear immediately. RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Stephen…

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Big Cats About the House: Family gets a new REAL jaguar | Nature | News

Big Cats About the House is a new BBC Two observational documentary series that charts the story of Maya the black jaguar cub and Willow, a young cheetah. Mr Clark became a television hit when the BBC previously featured his work as head of big cats at Steve Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo. Now he has returned to the UK for his biggest challenge: to run the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, with a dream of building a centre of global conservation excellence, while also helping to give Maya and Willow…

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Polar bear cub makes screen debut in Channel 4 documentary | Nature | News

The snowy white bear cub, still little bigger than a terrier, has yet to make its public debut at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. Channel 4 cameras have charted its story from the breeding of parents Victoria and Arktos to the bear’s arrival at the park shortly before Christmas.  Film-makers say viewers will be getting an insight in the extraordinary biology of polar bears with the documentary exploring captive breeding and its role in the species’ future survival. Yet Born Free is questioning whether the first…

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Crufts final 2018: What happened in Best in Show last night? Who were the protestors? | Nature | News

As the winner was announced of this year’s Best in Show, a man rushed onto the show area sending the competitors and Clare Balding into a frenzy. The intruder who was a PETA protestor hid between Chelsea Pensioners in the audience before raiding the stage. Boos broke out among the audience and officials were quick to stop the man getting close to any of the dogs and their owners. He appeared to be carrying a sign but was quickly picked up off the ground and hauled away. Owner Yvette Short,…

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Crufts 2018: How to get Crufts 2018 tickets – Can you take your dog? What is the schedule? | Nature | News

Lauded as the show with “the greatest dog events in the world”, Crufts celebrates the talents, looks and ability of all different kinds of dogs. There is even a section dedicated to the achievements of hero dogs through the Friends of Life competition. This year’s show kicks off on Thursday, March 8 at 8.15am, running until 6.30pm (9pm for some show ticket holders) on Sunday, March 11. Hosted by Clare Balding, Crufts 2018 will see an action-packed schedule featuring everything from beauty pageants and obedience tests to agility challenges and…

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Eagle fight: Hey baldy, claws off my fish supper | Nature | News

One of the bald eagles, the national symbol of the United States, had just plucked a fish from the waters of the Conowingo dam, in Maryland. But as it wheeled away, another swooped down and sank its talons into its tail in an attempt to steal the prize. The mighty birds of prey, which can have a wingspan of more than seven feet, tumbled over and over in the sky screeching with neither of them letting go for several moments before the first eagle broke free and fled with its…

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