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Virus Killing Big Cats at Animal Sanctuary

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August 28, 2013
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A virus normally found in dogs is killing big cats at an exotic animal refuge northeast of Dallas. The AP's John Mone says those who work at the center are calling the outbreak "an absolute living nightmare."


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Reuters (Mar. 19, 2013) — Dogs and cats are widely known to be the best of enemies in neighborhoods around the world but at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California, they are forming friendships that are helping to sustain a species. The park's cheetahs are being paired with canine companions to help them adapt to life in captivity and break down barriers that have prevented the big cats from breeding.
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Indiana Woman Critically Mauled by Tiger

Indiana Woman Critically Mauled by Tiger

Newsy (June 23, 2013) — An Indiana woman working at an exotic animal sanctuary was cleaning a tiger's cage when it mauled her, clamping her head in its mouth.
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Mind Control Parasite Strips Mice of Fear of Cats

Mind Control Parasite Strips Mice of Fear of Cats

Buzz60 (Sep. 19, 2013) — Researchers discovered a parasite that can only reproduce in the bodies of cats, is able to re-program infected mice to be unafraid of cats, thus ensuring the parasite is eaten by the cat. Jen Markham explains.
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Dogs Ease Namibia's Cheetah Farmer Conflicts

Dogs Ease Namibia's Cheetah Farmer Conflicts

AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) — Bred by cheetah conservationists to stop farmers from killing the big cats, Anatolian shepherd dogs are transforming farming techniques in Namibia by reducing conflicts between carnivores and humans.
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