Zombie apocalypse! The Walking Dead invade Universal Studios

SCARY SURPRISE: People dressed as zombies push onto a fence at the Universal Studios Hollywood Opening of “The Walking Dead” in Universal City, California. (AFP)
Updated 29 June 2016

Zombie apocalypse! The Walking Dead invade Universal Studios

LOS ANGELES: Theme park Universal Studios Hollywood was invaded by zombies on Tuesday as it unveiled its latest attraction, ‘The Walking Dead’, based on the hit television show of the same name.
The walk-through scare ride, which opens on Monday, begins in a hospital setting and takes visitors to different locations where actors playing survivors as well as undead interact with park-goers.
Past and present cast members attended Tuesday’s launch, which featured a gang of bikers bringing walking dead in chains and a horde of zombies approaching the ride.


Sumatran tiger kills farmer in Indonesia

Updated 13 December 2019

Sumatran tiger kills farmer in Indonesia

  • Tigers mauled to death another coffee farmer and seriously injured two Indonesian tourists in separate incidents in the province last month
  • Human-animal conflicts are common in the vast Southeast Asian archipelago, especially in areas where the clearing of rainforest is destroying animal habitats

PALEMBANG, Indonesia: A Sumatran tiger has killed an Indonesian farmer, police said Friday, in the third fatal attack by the critically endangered species in less than a month.
The 55-year-old was set upon by the big cat at a coffee plantation in South Sumatra province on Thursday.
Authorities said the dead man’s companion screamed in vain to warn him about the approaching predator.
“All of sudden, the tiger pounced on the victim,” local police chief Ferry Harahap told AFP on Friday.
The deadly attack comes just a week after a tiger killed another farmer in nearby Pagaralam.
Tigers mauled to death another coffee farmer and seriously injured two Indonesian tourists in separate incidents in the province last month.
Local conservation agency official Martialis Puspito blamed human encroachment on the endangered animal’s habitat for the spate of attacks, adding that residents were being warned to steer clear of the wilderness.
“We cannot drive out the tigers because the jungles are their habitat so it’s people who have to stay out of there,” he said.
Human-animal conflicts are common in the vast Southeast Asian archipelago, especially in areas where the clearing of rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations is destroying animal habitats.
Sumatran tigers are considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with fewer than 400 believed to remain in the wild.