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Montana magician nixes plans for Las Vegas tiger sanctuary

Jan. 18, 2022 13:41 PM EST

A Montana man has withdrawn a proposal to open a tiger sanctuary in Las Vegas for his magic show. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Tuesday that Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom and other officials confirmed the withdrawal. Jay Owenhouse, a magician based in...

Vegas neighborhood split over magician's proposed tiger show

Jan. 13, 2022 19:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magician's proposal to perform with three tigers in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip is resurfacing debates about detaining feline predators and using them for entertainment. At a virtual town hall Wednesday, residents living near the site where magician...

Judge sets Jan. 28 for 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic resentencing

Jan. 03, 2022 20:43 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday set a Jan. 28 date for the resentencing of “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. U.S. District Judge Scott Palk set the resentencing for 10 a.m. and granted the defendant's request to be transported to Oklahoma City for the...

Video: Zoo tiger shot while biting man's arm as he screams

Dec. 31, 2021 21:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Body camera footage released by authorities showed a man screaming in pain and pleading for help just before a sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that had grabbed the man's arm at a Florida zoo. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man was seriously...

Tiger fatally shot after biting arm of man near enclosure

Dec. 30, 2021 08:09 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or petting the animal at a zoo in southwest Florida, authorities said. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man, believed to be in his 20s, was seriously injured...

Tiger King Joe Exotic delaying treatment for resentencing

Dec. 16, 2021 13:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is delaying prostate cancer treatments until after his resentencing on convictions for a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws, according to a motion filed in federal court. ...

Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

'Tiger King' Joe Exotic moved to North Carolina facility

Nov. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EST

BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a prominent figure in a Netflix documentary series, has been transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina for federal inmates after a cancer diagnosis, according to his attorney. ...

Detective: 'Tiger King' star won't talk about missing spouse

Nov. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A detective in Florida investigating the disappearance of Carole Baskin's second husband said Thursday that the “Tiger King” star had three times refused requests for interviews, and that the probe was ongoing. Cpl. Moises Garcia of the...

3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Nov. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday, describing the deaths of the three leopards — named Ranney, Everest, and Makalu—...