Day Of The Animals: Tales Of Man Vs Beast (And Man Suffers)

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Ricardo's ark: Mexican man opens his home to 300 dogs in path of hurricane

Ricardo Pimentel’s menagerie also included cats, rabbits, chicks, sheep and a hedgehog evacuated from his animal shelter

Not surprisingly, the house smelled terrible, he says. But it was worth it: all survived the storm.

“It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty, it can be cleaned,” he says. “The things they broke can be fixed or bought again, but what’s beautiful is to see them happy, healthy and safe, without wounds and with the possibility of being adopted.”

It all started with 6 October social media post. Pimentel told friends he had cut branches and boarded up windows at the Tierra de Animales (Land of Animals) shelter he founded nearly a decade ago about 20 miles (30km) south-west of Cancún, where he also lives with his family.

To keep the animals safe from the impending storm, he moved them inside. It took hours to lead the hundreds of canines indoors by leash.

Pimentel was so busy in the midst of the storm – the hurricane downed trees, knocked out power and prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents and tourists along the Yucatán peninsula’s resort-studded coast – that he was unaware that a photograph of his crowded house had gone viral on social media.

Afterward, he was surprised by the generosity of people from around the world who donated thousands of dollars.
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A Chinese animal park has promised to improve safety after one of its workers was fatally attacked by bears in front of a tourist bus.

The accident at the Shanghai Wildlife Park took place on Saturday in the zoo's "wild beast area". Video reportedly of the incident, which was shared on social media, shows a group of tourists yelling as they watch the bears from inside a bus. The park has expressed its condolences to the worker's family.

In a statement on its website, the Shanghai Wildlife Park said it was "extremely distressed that such a tragedy occurred", adding that it also "apologised to tourists for any inconvenience caused".

The park says it is currently looking into the incident, would improve its safety management and "do our best to handle the aftermath of the incident". ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-54596717
 
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