September 21, 2012
A man was in critical condition Friday after apparently leaping from a monorail into the tiger den at the Bronx Zoo, where he was then mauled, zoo officials said. The local ABC news affiliate, WABC, quoted police as saying the man was 25 years old and appeared to be “emotionally disturbed.” He managed to clear two fences surrounding the tiger den when he jumped from the zoo's Wild Asia Monorail at about 3 p.m. He was being attacked when the zoo's emergency staff responded.
October 14, 2000
So Tiger Woods [Oct. 10] acknowledges his responsibilities to his fans, his sponsors, his family, etc. What about the responsibility he has to the union he joined when he began to make commercials? Guess that one slipped his mind as he jetted off to Canada to do a scab commercial. Maybe he needed the money. ROBERT BRISCOE EVANS Valley Village
April 5, 2005
Regarding "Face to Face" [March 29] about trackers who killed the tiger in Simi Valley: I am offended by romanticizing these tracker-thugs whose mentality is kill it if it moves, and if it doesn't move, shoot it anyway. Laurra Maddock Laguna Niguel As a Du-par's regular, I surmise the plastic bag found in the tiger's stomach bearing the restaurant's name originally came from the Du-par's on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Ruben Vassolo Hollywood
September 2, 2006
I can just see my golf partners giving me a free drop after I've hit my ball over a roof and into a parking lot. Only Tiger gets a break like that. TOM TURNER Dana Point What are they going to drug-test golfers for? NoDoz? BILL ADLER Granada Hills
September 22, 2012 |
A New York man who is recovering from injuries after he jumped into a tiger's pen in the Bronx Zoo will face trespassing charges, police said Saturday. David M. Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, N.Y., told police he wanted “to be one with the tiger,” the Associated Press reported. Villalobos survived the jump and ensuing attack thanks to the tiger's less-than-ruthless reaction and the quick work of zoo employees, zoo director Jim Breheny said earlier . Villalobos suffered broken bones from the fall and bite wounds from the tiger but was recovering Sunday.
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September 7, 2009 |
Charles R. Bond Jr., a retired Air Force major general and one of the last surviving Flying Tigers, died Aug. 18 from the effects of dementia at Presbyterian Village North, an assisted-living community in Dallas. He was 94. In September 1941, he left the Army Air Forces to volunteer for service in China as part of a secret program, the American Volunteer Group, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, under Gen. Claire Chennault. Made up of about 400 pilots and ground personnel and based in Burma and China, the Flying Tigers protected military supply routes between China and Burma and helped get supplies to Chinese forces fighting the Japanese.
August 11, 2013 |
A man called Riverside County animal control officers early Sunday to report “hitting a tiger” with his car. The animal turned out to be a young bobcat. About 2 a.m. Sunday, the man struck an 8-month-old male bobcat on La Sierra Avenue in Riverside, a residential, tree-lined street that sees its fair share of coyotes and other wildlife, said John Welsh, a spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. When animal control officers arrived, they found the dazed bobcat hiding near one of the vehicle's front wheels, Welsh said.
January 29, 2011 |
18th hole, South Course, Par 5, 570 yards Tiger's tee shot was a booming one, 309 yards, but to the left rough. He managed to avoid the trio bunkers on that side of the fairway. And his second shot was a pretty one and it got him back on the fairway, to the right. With his next shot he was on the green, about 18 feet away for a birdie. Will he make it this time or will it go long again? This time the putt was short, by about a foot and a half. Another collective sigh from the gallery.
July 28, 2004 |
The state wildlife officer who shot to death a 600-pound escaped tiger pleaded for people to stop calling him an "animal murderer." Jesse Curtis Lee, 24, was identified as the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer who shot the big cat twice in the head July 13 after a 26-hour search. The commission released its review of the incident in Loxahatchee, concluding that Lee used sound judgment and complied with the agency's guidelines when he shot the Bengal-Siberian tiger named Bobo.
February 27, 2005
Having just returned from central India, where my wife and I were fortunate to view two tigers in the wild in separate sightings in Pench National Park, I am disheartened to see our state officials so flippantly take the life of the tiger in Ventura County (Feb. 24). I was not at the scene and did not have the details that the Fish and Game officials had after the tiger was spotted by a citizen. I am concerned, however, that it appears that the officer in charge thought no more of the situation than if it was a rabid dog he was facing.