Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Circus tigers aren't harmless at all

You probably have seen tigers in circus or enclosures that seemed tame and won't do any harm to anyone. Beware! Because even if we think they are harmless and they know their trainers or owners well, we still have to be on the fact side that they are "WILD" - plain and simple.

The demise of an American circus trainer from the claws and fangs of the tiger on Tuesday is an example of how dangerous tigers are. The American tiger trainer was mauled and killed when one of the tigers stopped the routine, knocked him down, and clawed on his neck in a circus in Northwestern Mexico.

Circus employees rushed to the scene to help the man. They hit the tiger with a metal but it wouldn't let go of its prey. Spectators were shocked and were heard screaming.

Although tigers can be tamed especially during their early lives, their true nature of being a predator will surely come out no matter what. They are territorial therefore, vast expanse of territory is what they want. In short, tigers are born killers and I don't like the idea of them being taken out of their true habitat.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Spider named after Bono

Are you a fan of the band U2? If so, then you will be thrilled to know that a recently discovered spider was named after Bono, U2's lead singer. 

Thanks to Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama, the man behind the identification of 33 new species of spiders including three from Joshua Tree National Park. It seems he is a fan when he named one of them after the singer. 

Other than Bono, Angelina Jolie, Cesar Chavez and Stephen Colbert are also his reasons to name the other spiders.

I wonder if it is cool to be a reason for someone to name something after you, eh?

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