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On the Menu in California: Lion Burgers, Beaver Curry and More

If it moves, Anshu Pathak has probably sold it, writes Elina Shatkin for the California Sunday Magazine. She’s not kidding, he even boasts of selling a lion’s penis for $5,000:

When Anshu Pathak welcomes you into his kingdom, you can count on food being served. It might be wedges of peppery cheddar cheese with romanesco florets and black tahini. It might be beaver curry, barbecued guinea pig, or a wagyu steak as thick as an encyclopedia. The first time I visited his office, in a drab corner of a squat, sunbaked business park 70 miles east of Los Angeles, it was lion burgers.

Promotional t-shirt sold by Exotic Meat Market

Promotional t-shirt sold by Exotic Meat Market

 

Beef patties shrink as they sizzle on the grill, losing up to a quarter of their weight. Lion meat, pale pink and dotted with little white globules of fat, fluffs up when you cook it. I had expected a bold flavor and a tough texture, but it was mild, not at all gamy.

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The New Urban Jungle: City Dwelling Lions and Bears?

Coyote: “Hi I’m a coyote, we’re from out of town!”

Scientist: “There goes the neighbourhood!”

Newly discovered urban coyotes could be an early sign that larger carnivores will soon start to eye up humanity’s main territory: the city.

This from EurekaAlert:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – About five miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, scientists have located the smallest known coyote territory ever observed. For at least six years, a coyote community has maintained its existence within about a third of a square mile.

“That’s an indication that they don’t have to go far to find food and water. They’re finding everything they need right there, in the suburbs of Chicago,” said Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at Ohio State University who has led the tracking of coyotes around Chicago for 12 years. “It amazes me.”

Coyotes are the largest of the mammalian carnivores to have made their way to, and thrived in, urban settings, Gehrt said.

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