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Cave Bears More Carnivorous Than Previously Thought

i-3a9f0e0c41e02e71dcc4e46f0ab5c005-bear.jpgFrom a University of Bristol Press Release: “Rather than being gentle giants, new research reveals that Pleistocene cave bears, a species which became extinct 20,000 years ago, ate both plants and animals and competed for food with the other contemporary large carnivores of the time such as hyaenas, lions, wolves, and our own human ancestors.” Continue reading Cave Bears More Carnivorous Than Previously Thought

Tiger Kills One, Injures Two, in San Francisco

One person has been killed and two others injured after a tiger escaped from its cage at San Francisco Zoo.All of the victims were visitors to the zoo, a spokesman for San Francisco emergency services said.The Siberian tiger, named Tatiana, was the same one that mauled a keeper just before Christmas last year. It has now been shot dead.The incident occurred as the zoo was closing around 1700 (0100 GMT). It is not clear how the cat escaped its pen.[source]