Watch: Terrifying moment Indian ranger escapes rampaging leopard

A forest ranger in India resorted to jumping off a roof in a bid to avoid being mauled by a leopard. (Photo courtesy: YouTube.com)
Updated 25 April 2017

Watch: Terrifying moment Indian ranger escapes rampaging leopard

DUBAI: A forest ranger in India resorted to jumping off a roof in a bid to avoid being mauled by a leopard in the Kuruli village of Odisha last week.
The India Express reported Monday that the leopard ended up inside a building during a chase through the village and then emerged on to the roof where the ranger was positioned.
After 12 hours, the leopard was captured but the incident left three villagers – including the forest ranger – with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the newspaper, the animal is being relocated to the Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar.


Lion cub Simba born in Singapore via artificial insemination

Updated 26 January 2021

Lion cub Simba born in Singapore via artificial insemination

  • It is rare for lions to be conceived through artificial insemination
  • Singapore’s new cub, named after the main character in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Zoo has welcomed a lion cub named Simba to its animal kingdom following artificial insemination that officials said Tuesday was a first for the city-state.
It is rare for lions to be conceived through artificial insemination, with the procedure first carried out successfully in 2018 — resulting in two cubs in South Africa.
Lion populations in the wild have plummeted more than 40 percent over the past two decades, with about 23,000 to 39,000 mature animals left, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
It lists lions as vulnerable.
Singapore’s new cub, named after the main character in Disney’s “The Lion King,” was conceived with semen from an elderly African lion.
The father Mufasa, who also takes his name from the animated film, was in poor health and did not survive the procedure, the zoo said.
Simba, who was born in October, is being cared for by his mother Kayla and zookeepers, and is “healthy and inquisitive,” officials said.
A video showed Simba being fed from a bottle and playing with a ball.