From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November/December 2009:
Felony, 11, a black Lab employed since 2002 by the Howard
Lake Police Department in Wright County, Minnesota, escaped from
his kennel on October 30, 2009. Tammy Bren of Howard Lake found
Felony and took him to the Animal Humane Society in Buffalo,
Minnesota, the next day. The Animal Humane Society posted his photo
online, but he was not identified until after he was euthanized on
November 6, due to poor body condition and difficult disposition.
Isabella, 17, a white tiger kept at the Liberec Zoo in
Prague, Czech Republic, was killed on November 19, 2009, by
African lions Sultan, 14, and Elsa, 11, who opened a door to an
exercise area that the zoo lions and tigers used on an alternating
basis. Born at the Eskilstuna Zoo in Sweden, Isabella came to the
Liberec Zoo in 1994. She birthed triplets in 2002, who inspired the
name of the Prague White Tigers professional hockey team. The lions
came in 2001. Opened in 1919, the Liberec Zoo houses about 1,000
animals in all.
Kannan, 19, an African lion, was killed by two younger
lions on November 3, 2009 at the 10-year-old Rescue & Rehabilitation
Centre for Circus Animals operated by the Arignar Anna Zoological
Park in Vandalur, India, a suburb of Chennai. Lions previously
killed each other at the facility in May and September 2009. The
rescue center houses 41 of the 57 lions kept by the zoo.
Uga VII, 4, the white English bulldog mascot of the
University of Georgia football team since 2008, died of heart
failure on November 19, 2009. He succeeded as mascot his father,
who also died of heart failure.