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A southern California man killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska's backcountry was shooting photos of the animal that killed him just moments before the attack, a National Park Service official said Sunday.

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Man injured off Massachusetts shore; authorities suspect shark biteupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 05:36:00

A man who suffered lacerations to his legs while in the water at a Massachusetts beach Monday apparently was bitten by a shark, authorities said.

Shark attack victim speaksupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 05:36:00

A South African surfer survives a shark attack. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Shark rips surfer in half in Australiaupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 06:04:00

A massive hunt is on for a great white shark that killed a surfer off the coast of Australia. Fionnuala Sweeney reports.

Shark attacks: Is 'Jaws' back? updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 06:04:00

A 24-year-old surfer was killed last weekend in a shark attack off the coast of Western Australia, marking the fifth such reported incident in ten months.

Surfer killed in shark attack off Australian coastupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 08:08:00

A surfer was killed Saturday in a shark attack off the coast of Australia, at least the fifth such attack in less than a year.

Divers fend off great white sharkupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 08:08:00

Two Australian divers fought off a great white shark while spearfishing. CNN's Jonathan Mann talks to one of the divers.

2 women killed after bears escape in northern Japan parkupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 11:07:00

Two female employees were found mauled to death Friday after six bears escaped their enclosure at a park in northern Japan, a local fire official told CNN.

Witness: Attack like scene out of 'Jaws'updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 03:50:00

A mother describes witnessing her daughter being attacked by a shark.

Great White sharks to be tagged in deadly waters off Australiaupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 03:50:00

After four fatal shark attacks in seven months, beachgoers on the south coast of Western Australia are understandably anxious about entering the water.

Shark attack victim 'one of a kind'updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 11:00:00

Sisters remember the 32-year-old man who died in a shark attack while scuba diving off Western Australia.

Putting Australia's shark attacks in perspectiveupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 11:00:00

There is no doubt that the three recent fatal shark attacks in Western Australia involve great white sharks. This species is known to inhabit the shallow waters along this coast and are known to migrate south around this time of the year to the seal colonies on the southwest coast.

American killed in shark attack off Western Australia coastupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 19:06:00

A 32-year-old Texas man was killed Saturday in a shark attack while scuba diving off the coast of Western Australia, police said.

Jack Hanna: 'I'll never forget this'updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:43:00

Jack Hanna talks about the man responsible for turning loose his menagerie of exotic animals before committing suicide.

Ohio tragedy shows wild animals belong in the wildupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:43:00

Exotic animals should live in the wild, not be exploited in profit-motivated zoos -- or worse ? as "pets" or backyard oddities by people who have a deeply misguided sense of dominion or ownership.

Surfer killed in shark attackupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 10:35:00

A young Sydney man died after being mauled by a shark in Western Australia. Network TEN reports.

Bear attack caused hiker's death at Yellowstone National Parkupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:29:00

A bear attack caused the death of a hiker whose body was found on a trail in Yellowstone National Park, officials confirmed Monday.

Shark attack kills man on honeymoonupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 20:09:00

The widow of a man killed by a shark during their honeymoon pays tribute to her husband. ITN's Paul Davies reports.

Widow's tribute to British honeymooner killed by Seychelles sharkupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 20:09:00

The wife of a man killed by a shark during their honeymoon in the Seychelles islands paid tribute to him Wednesday, calling him a devoted husband and "best friend."

Organization gives more details about deadly polar bear attackupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 13:12:00

The organization that oversaw a school trip to the Norwegian Arctic where a polar bear attacked and killed a 17-year-old boy on Saturday has ended its expedition.

Four teens mauled by bears in Alaskaupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 06:02:00

Two victims suffer critical injuries after a grizzly bear and cub mauled four teens hiking in Alaska.

6-year-old shark attack victim 'in good spirits,' family saysupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 20:40:00

A 6-year-old girl is faring better a day after a shark attack put her in critical condition, the family said Wednesday.

Morrissey injured in dog attackupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:13:00

The Morrissey fan site True to You has reported that the singer recently sustained hand and arm injuries after being attacked by a dog.

Chimp attack victim gets face transplantupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 18:09:00

Chimp attack victim Charla Nash receives a full face transplant, but her hand transplant fails.

Elusive Bronx Zoo cobra foundupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 13:00:00

The cobra that shot to fame after escaping from its home at the Bronx Zoo has been recovered.

Bronx Zoo cobra that went missing is named Miaupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 13:00:00

An Egyptian cobra that turned into a media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at New York's Bronx Zoo was named Mia on Thursday after a public vote.

Public to vote on name for Bronx Zoo cobraupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:13:00

The Egyptian cobra that turned into media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo is looking for a name.

Maintaining peace between dogs and kidsupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 08:45:00

Recently my inbox has been flooded with news of one awful attack after another from various breeds, particularly pit bulls.

People.com: FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood's Big-Screen Debut in Soul Surferupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 15:10:00

The country singer plays a church youth-group leader who helps a surfer recover from a devastating shark attack

Egypt shark attacks investigationupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 23:20:00

Scientists investigate the spate of shark attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh. Nina dos Santos reports.

Red Sea shark attacks close beachesupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:05:00

Beaches along Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, are closed after a series of shark attacks that included one tourist's death.

Tourists warned after Egypt shark attacksupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 14:05:00

Tourists visiting an Egyptian resort have been warned to be alert after a series of shark attacks that have left one woman dead and several people seriously injured.

Man saves Australian woman during shark attackupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 00:14:00

A quick-thinking man grabbed a shark by the tail as it attacked an Australian woman, causing the shark to release its bite on her, rescue officials said.

Officials reopen California beach where man died in shark attackupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 12:14:00

A California beach that had been closed since Friday in the wake of a fatal shark attack was reopened to the public at 8 a.m. Monday (11 a.m. ET), according to Vandenberg Air Force Base, which administers Surf Beach.

Shark attacks and kills body boarderupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 06:55:00

A shark attack killed a 19-year-old college student off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to authorities.

Crowd gasps as lion attacks trainerupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 05:56:00

A trainer needed stitches after a lion attacked him in front of horrified tourists at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Officials investigating bear attacksupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 10:33:00

A Montana wildlife official talks about the three separate bear attacks at a campground in Cooke City. KTVQ reports.

Bear attacks leave one dead, two injured at Montana campgroundsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 10:33:00

Bear attacks on separate campsites in Montana left one person dead and two others injured Wednesday, according to wildlife officials.

Pit bulls maul, kill 2-year-oldupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:12:00

A 2-year-old boy died after being mauled by three pit bulls. KRON's Dan Kerman reports.

Authorities charge owner after pit bulls kill toddlerupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:12:00

The owner of three pit bulls that killed a 2-year-old boy Thursday has been charged in connection with the child's death, authorities in California said.

Poison, not snake, killed Cleopatra, scholar saysupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 10:20:00

Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, died from drinking a mixture of poisons and not from a snake bite, a German historian said Wednesday.

Owner of chimp that attacked friend diesupdated: Wed May 26 2010 06:19:00

The owner of a chimpanzee that viciously attacked her friend in 2009 died of an aortic aneurysm. WFSB reports.

Shark kills kite boarderupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 22:56:00

A Florida man was killed after being attacked by a shark while kite boarding. WPTV reports.

Sharks kill man at Florida beachupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 22:56:00

Sharks attacked and killed a 38-year-old man near Stuart Beach in southern Florida on Wednesday.

Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes, park official saysupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 15:36:00

A rising Canadian folk singer was killed by coyotes this week in a national park in Nova Scotia, a park spokesman said Thursday.

Man mauled by tiger after scaling Calgary Zoo fencesupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 07:04:00

A Siberian Tiger mauled a man Monday morning after he and a friend scaled the fence of the Calgary Zoo and pressed up against the tiger cage, zoo officials said.

Pet bear kills woman, 37updated: Mon Oct 05 2009 11:18:00

A woman is dead after police say she was attacked by a bear she kept as a pet at her Ross Township home. WFMZ reports.

Pet bear kills Pennsylvania womanupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 11:18:00

A 37-year-old Pennsylvania woman died Sunday after being mauled by her pet black bear, authorities said.

Cape Cod beach town vexed by shark sightingsupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 11:11:00

The ocean water around Chatham, Massachusetts, is playing host to some unwelcome guests this holiday weekend: sharks.

Tiger mauling deathupdated: Wed May 27 2009 11:35:00

A rare white tiger mauls and kills a zookeeper in New Zealand. TVNZ's Melissa Stokes reports.

Girl feared killed by crocupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 08:06:00

An 11-year-old girl is feared dead in a crocodile attack in Australia's Northern Territory.

Economy puts bite on shark attacks, researcher saysupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 13:22:00

Shark attacks on humans were at the lowest levels in half a decade last year, and a Florida researcher says hard economic times may be to blame.

AC360: Chimp attackupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 02:28:00

Anderson talks with a wildlife expert about his reaction to the chimp attack that left a woman critically injured.

Boy, 8, attacked by bearupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 20:32:00

A boy and his dad were attacked by a bear at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Time.com: Father, Son Injured in Bear Attack updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 06:00:00

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say a black bear mauled an 8-year-old Florida boy and the boy's father

Time.com: Second Tiger Attack in Mo. in 2 Daysupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 20:00:00

Three tigers attacked a worker at an exotic animal park in southwestern Missouri on Monday -- the state's second tiger attack in as many days

Time.com: Three Mexico Shark Attacks Stir Panicupdated: Wed May 28 2008 18:20:00

No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen

Shark attacks, kills swimmerupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 08:03:00

A rare shark attack left a 66-year-old California man dead.

San Diego beaches shut down after fatal shark attackupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 08:03:00

Beaches along the San Diego, California, coast will be closed Saturday after a 66-year-old man was fatally attacked by what authorities suspect was a great white shark.

Tiger terrorizes villagersupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 21:59:00

A pregnant Bengal tiger makes an unwelcome visit to a village in India. ITN's Lewis Vaughn-Jones reports.

Tiger attack latestupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 20:21:00

Questions still surround tiger attack as San Francisco Zoo prepares to reopen its doors. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Tiger attack detailedupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 02:43:00

San Francisco authorities detail events of a tiger attack at the zoo that left one visitor dead and two injured.

Parents of teen killed by tiger: 'It's hard to believe'updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 03:45:00

The parents of a 17-year-old boy killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo said the attack has forever ruined Christmas for them, while police are investigating whether someone helped the tiger escape.

Tragedy in Californiaupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 02:59:00

Hospital Spokesman gives update on two patients mauled by a tiger that escaped from the San Francisco Zoo.

Tiger escapes cage, kills oneupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 15:22:00

Columbus Zoo Director Emeritus Jack Hanna talks to CNN about Tuesday's tiger attack in San Francisco.

Teen survives bear attackupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 09:28:00

A Boy Scout says he survived a bear attack by curling into the fetal position and playing dead.

Gator chews off man's armupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 11:44:00

A South Carolina man loses his arm to an alligator attack. Affiliate WCSC has the story.

Man survives shark attackupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 21:36:00

Man survives shark attack

Tiger attacks zookeeperupdated: Sat Jul 14 2007 21:31:00

Tiger attacks zookeeper

Predators, humans sharing habitats a volatile mixupdated: Tue May 30 2006 08:11:00

Attacks on humans by alligators, bears, mountain lions and other predators are extremely rare, but some wildlife experts say they could become more common as people and animals encroach on each others' habitats.

Rangers catch bear after deadly attackupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 16:21:00

Authorities captured a bear Sunday that they suspect was responsible for the mauling of an Ohio family in the rugged mountains of eastern Tennessee, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

Wily coyote caught in Central Parkupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 15:43:00

During a wild chase that lasted some 20 hours, New York City's finest met their match in an elusive coyote nicknamed Hal.

Face patient wants 'normal life'updated: Mon Feb 06 2006 04:55:00

The woman who received the world's first partial face transplant thanked her doctors as she stepped before the media for the first time since the groundbreaking surgery.

Boy's leg amputated after Florida shark attackupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 07:18:00

A 16-year-old Tennessee boy was in critical but stable condition Tuesday a day after he was attacked by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing doctors to amputate his right leg.

Boy stable after 2nd Florida shark attackupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 13:27:00

A 16-year-old boy was bitten by a shark Monday in the Gulf of Mexico, two days after a shark killed a 14-year-old girl off the Florida Panhandle, authorities said.

Florida beaches open after shark attackupdated: Sun Jun 26 2005 07:50:00

The beaches of northwest Florida reopened Sunday, a day after a 14-year-old girl died in a shark attack, but were largely abandoned as visitors shied away from the water.

Teenager killed in Florida shark attack updated: Sat Jun 25 2005 16:44:00

A 14-year-old girl died Saturday in a shark attack while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.

Animal expert: Mountain lion attack rareupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 10:17:00

A 110-pound mountain lion attacked two woman, critically wounding one, Thursday in California. The women were riding bikes on a trail in a wildlife preserve in Orange County, California, when, according to witnesses, the mountain lion attacked.

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