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Police release photos of bear taken by victim of fatal attack

November 26, 2014 - West Milford, NJ - A college student who became New Jersey's first known victim of a fatal bear attack snapped five photographs of the animal, police said. Read full report

Bear attacks ‘on rise’ in Annapurna area

December 25, 2014 - Kaski (Nepal) - A significant increase has been noticed in the tendency of Asian black bear entering human settlements, damaging crops and attacking humans in Annapurna Conservation Area which is said to be a suitable habitat for the animal, according to a survey conducted by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Full report here.

Leopard attacks boy

December 25, 201 - India - A leopard attacked and injured a 14-year-old boy at a village in Bihar's Kaimur district today. Full report here.

Bear attacks girl walking her dog, survives by 'playing dead'

December 22, 2014 - Panama City, FL - A 15-year-old girl is recovering at the hospital after she was attacked by a bear.

Leah Reeder, 15, sustained injuries to her legs, back, neck and face, ABC affiliate WMBB-TV reports. The girl was walking her dog when the bear attacked and dragged her into a ditch. Full Report

Leopard attacks villagers, 4 hurt

December 2, 2014 - Raipur Rani (Panchkula), India - Four villagers were injured, two of them seriously, after being attacked by a leopard that had strayed into the fields of Badona village. Full report here.

Niger hippo attack kills 12 children

November 19, 2014 - Niamey, Niger - Animal overturns boat carrying at least 18 people, mostly schoolchildren, across Niger river. Report Report

Grizzly Attacks Hunter Near Fernie

October 12, 2014 - Canada - A man is recovering in hospital after a grizzly bear attacked in the Fernie area this morning. The 56-year-old man was hunting with a friend when the attack occurred. He was wounded by the bear and also shot by his hunting partner who was attempting to stop the animal from attacking. Read report

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Dublin Zoo faces criminal charges after tapir attack

September 23, 2014 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo is facing criminal proceedings after a two-year-old girl and her mother were attacked and injured during a supervised "close encounter" with a Brazilian tapir. Read the full Report

Apparent Bear Attack Killed Edison Man, 22, in West Milford

West Milford, NJ - September 22, 2014 - An Edison hiker was found dead Sunday after an encounter with a bear, police said. Full report

Australia shark attack: British man killed at Byron Bay

September 9, 2014 - Australia - A 50-year-old British man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say.

Paul Wilcox, originally from Warwickshire, sustained severe injuries on his right leg at the popular tourist destination in New South Wales.

A swimmer brought him in to the beach but he was pronounced dead. Read complete report

Mountain lion attacks boy, 6, in California

September 08, 2014 - CUPERTINO, Calif. - Authorities in Northern California are searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy and began dragging him away before his father and another man fought the animal off. Full report

Vicious beaver attacks Halifax snorkeler off Nova Scotia’s coast

September 5, 2014 - Halifax, Canada - Jeremy McNaughton won’t quickly forget his encounter with a rogue beaver that attacked him off the shores of Nova Scotia. Read full report

Raccoon Bites 88-Year-Old Woman Who Mistook It for Cat

August 25, 2014 - Hamden, CT - An 88-year-old Hamden woman who opened her sliding door to let in her cat was attacked when the animal she was petting turned out to be a raccoon. Read Report

A big cat attacks tribal, villagers say it was a tiger

08/24/14 - MYSORE, India - A tribal has been injured in an animal attack in the Bandipur tiger reserve on Sunday. Tribals said a tiger had attacked the villager, but foresters countered this saying it could be a leopard. Full Report

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