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Endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Illinois zoo
Brookfield Zoo (BROOKFIELD, Ill.) -- Two endangered Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.The 8-week-old male cubs are "thriving," Amy Roberts, the Brookfield Zoo's senior curator of mammals, told ABC News.As they've grown, the cubs' caregivers have been able to tell them apart by their differing appearances and personalities, Roberts said.The cubs have different spots, and one of them has a bolder personality than the other, Roberts said.The last time the mama leopard, Lisa, gave birth, it was to only one cub, so she was the only one for him to play with, Roberts said....
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Orlando gunman in deadly hostage standoff almost went to prison just weeks before
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Florida man who allegedly killed four children and shot a police officer in an hours-long standoff with authorities this week was almost sent to prison just 19 days before.Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., who had an extensive criminal history, was on felony probation when he barricaded himself inside an apartment in Orlando on Sunday night and held four children hostage. After a nearly 24-hour standoff with police, during which Lindsey shot and critically wounded an officer, the suspect and the children -- ages 1, 6, 10 and 11 -- were found dead inside the apartment Monday night.Authorities...
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Woman strangles possibly rabid bobcat after it attacks her, authorities say
iStock/Thinkstock (HARTWELL, Ga.) -- A Georgia woman saved her own life when she was attacked by a bobcat by overpowering the large feline and strangling it, according to local authorities.Emergency dispatchers received a call about the incident after 6 p.m. on June 7, and when deputies got to the scene, the woman still had the bobcat by the throat and was holding it down on the ground, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland told ABC News. The woman was in front of a relative's home, and several people were in the yard at the time of the attack, he said.The woman...
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