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Two African lions, known for delighting visitors with their booming roars, have died from age-related health problems at zoos in California this week, officials said.

Jahari, a popular 16-year-old male, died Monday of old age, the San Francisco Zoo announced Wednesday.

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“Jahari was a favorite among guests and staff alike and will be remembered for his refined temperament and his bellowing roar that could be heard from every corner of the Zoo,” the San Francisco Zoo said in a statement.

Zoo staff remembered Jahiri as a "charismatic" lion and "ambassador of his species." (AP File)

Zoo staff remembered Jahiri as a “charismatic” lion and “ambassador of his species.” (AP File)

He was born at the zoo in 2003 and raised by the staff after his mother died shortly after giving birth. Jahari leaves behind his mate, Sukari, and their male offspring, Jasiri.

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Meanwhile, the San Diego Zoo announced that a 15-year-old male lion named M’bari was euthanized Wednesday after a recent decline in health from old age.

Zoo staff remembered M'bari as a "majestic" lion often seen lounging with his mate in their habitat. (AP File)

Zoo staff remembered M’bari as a “majestic” lion often seen lounging with his mate in their habitat. (AP File)

“M’bari was a well-known resident of the San Diego Zoo … His early morning and late afternoon roars could be heard throughout the entire zoo,” zoo officials said in a statement.

M’bari and his mate, Etosha, came to the zoo in 2009.

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Lions are classified as a vulnerable species. The animals can live into their early 20s in captivity, while in the wild males rarely live past the age of 12, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Wild lions are mostly found in Africa today. Along with a small Asian subspecies, the animals number 23,000 to 39,000 in the wild, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Nebraska man wanted on two warrants was arrested Tuesday after he tried giving police a false name while wearing his real one on a badge around his neck, authorities said.

Markel Towner, 26, was sitting in his car when officers looking for a suspect who matched his description for a domestic assault approached and asked for his name, the Lincoln Police Department said. The officers were aware they were looking for a man named Markel Towner.

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Towner allegedly gave the name “Deangelo Towns,” but officers said they noticed a lanyard around his neck with the name “Markel Towner” on it. Officers told Towner he was under arrest.

Police said Towner had two warrants out for his arrest.

Police said Towner had two warrants out for his arrest. (Lincoln Police Department)

Police said Towner resisted and yelled that he “didn’t do anything wrong.” The struggle went on for several minutes until police said they brought Towner to the ground.

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The 26-year-old’s friends and family surrounded the officers in an attempt to stop the arrest, police said.

Towner was eventually taken into custody without injury and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a government operation, false reporting, child neglect and third-degree domestic assault, police said.

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A North Carolina teacher was charged Tuesday with threatening to “shoot up” an elementary school where she had worked, authorities said.

Kristen Thompson abruptly resigned Friday from Pathways Elementary School in Hillsborough, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a new release.

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“This situation is being handled by law enforcement with the safety of our students and school staff as our utmost concern. Meanwhile, this situation is also being dealt with by school leadership as a personnel issue as well as a safety one,” authorities said.

Thompson's co-workers at the elementary school heard her allegedly make a threat to "shoot up" the school and alerted law enforcement. (Orange County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Thompson’s co-workers at the elementary school heard her allegedly make a threat to “shoot up” the school and alerted law enforcement. (Orange County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Thompson’s fellow teachers allegedly overheard her make “threats to shoot up the school” and alerted law enforcement, the release said.

“They always say if you see something say something, that goes for if you hear something,” department spokeswoman Alicia Stemper told WNCN-TV.

Thompson’s name didn’t appear on the school’s website Tuesday, but an archived version indicated she worked with children in the special education program.

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“She’s around the kids all the time. So I mean that’s scarier for a teacher, for a teacher saying that stuff than it would be somebody outside,” James George, a Pathways Elementary School parent, told the station.

Thompson was charged with “communicating a threat of mass violence” and received a $1,000 bond, police said. She is due in court on June 14.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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An endangered African painted dog pup was accidentally killed at a Florida zoo after it was crushed by a falling metal door, officials said Monday.

The 4-month-old female died instantly when “a solid metal guillotine door” fell on the pup, Zoo Miami said in a statement. The accident occurred during a “routine transfer of the pack,” which included the pup’s parents and four siblings.

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“For an as of yet unknown reason, a cable that supported a solid metal guillotine door separated and the door then fell on the animal causing instant death,” the zoo said. The guillotine doors allow zoo staff to remotely regulate the animals’ access to holding areas and exhibit the habitat.

She was one of five puppies — four females and one male — born at the zoo in January.

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The species, also known as the African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, are native to the sub-Saharan regions of Africa, according to National Geographic. The animal’s fur features patches of red, black, brown, white and yellow. Unlike other canines, the dog has four toes on each foot instead of five and rounded ears.

Only about 6,000 of the animals remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Only about 6,000 African wild dogs, also called African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Only about 6,000 African wild dogs, also called African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation. (iStock)

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Zoo officials have launched an investigation to find out what caused the “equipment failure.”

“Initial indications are that the cable itself snapped,” zoo spokesman Ron Magill told the Miami Herald. “Now, we just need to find out why.”

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A Walt Disney movie has come to life in Washington state.

Darlene Wilbourn, of Loomis, recently recorded an adorable video of a deer and a bunny snuggling in a backyard, a scene she says was straight out of the Disney classic, “Bambi.”

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Wilbourn filmed the two animals playing in her mother’s backyard, laying in the sun and rubbing noses together. But the cute scene wasn’t just another chance encounter.

The animals visit the backyard every day, Wilbourn told Seattle’s KING5-TV. The bunny has been traveling with a herd of deer for months, she said.

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Wilbourn said the adorable friendship reminded her of Disney characters Bambi, the titular deer of the movies “Bambi” and “Bambi II,” and his energetic bunny friend Thumper. In the 1942 animated film, Thumper teaches his friend to speak, famously quipping: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Last week, a deer in Florida was recorded playing a friendly game of tag with a rescue dog.

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A Walt Disney movie has come to life in Washington state.

Darlene Wilbourn, of Loomis, recently recorded an adorable video of a deer and a bunny snuggling in a backyard, a scene she says was straight out of the Disney classic, “Bambi.”

FLORIDA RESCUE DOG, DEER PLAY FRIENDLY GAME OF TAG IN HILARIOUS VIDEO

Wilbourn filmed the two animals playing in her mother’s backyard, laying in the sun and rubbing noses together. But the cute scene wasn’t just another chance encounter.

The animals visit the backyard every day, Wilbourn told Seattle’s KING5-TV. The bunny has been traveling with a herd of deer for months, she said.

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Wilbourn said the adorable friendship reminded her of Disney characters Bambi, the titular deer of the movies “Bambi” and “Bambi II,” and his energetic bunny friend Thumper. In the 1942 animated film, Thumper teaches his friend to speak, famously quipping: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Last week, a deer in Florida was recorded playing a friendly game of tag with a rescue dog.

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A Georgia woman’s KIA van ended up at the bottom of a river over the weekend after a spider crawled onto her lap, authorities said.

The unidentified woman claimed the eight-legged crawler was such a fright that she ran out of the van, allowing it to roll into the river, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing Georgia State Troopers. Police said by the time officers arrived at the scene the van had disappeared from view.

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“She stated that it floated downstream a few feet,” a state trooper told the paper. “And within seconds, it was totally submerged. A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success.”

The woman said she was trying to back the van down a boat launch so she could slide her kayak into the river when she spotted the spider, according to police.

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No injuries were reported during the scare. The woman’s insurance company will reportedly pay for divers to retrieve the van.

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Earlier this month, a panicked motorist in New York escaped injury after flipping his vehicle when a spider jumped onto his leg. That incident followed another arachnid scare in New York where a woman injured her leg and totaled her car because she spotted a spider inside her vehicle.

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A Georgia woman’s KIA van ended up at the bottom of a river over the weekend after a spider crawled onto her lap, authorities said.

The unidentified woman claimed the eight-legged crawler was such a fright that she ran out of the van, allowing it to roll into the river, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing Georgia State Troopers. Police said by the time officers arrived at the scene the van had disappeared from view.

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“She stated that it floated downstream a few feet,” a state trooper told the paper. “And within seconds, it was totally submerged. A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success.”

The woman said she was trying to back the van down a boat launch so she could slide her kayak into the river when she spotted the spider, according to police.

HUGE SPIDER DRAGS OPOSSUM ACROSS AMAZON RAINFOREST FLOOR IN HAUNTING FOOTAGE

No injuries were reported during the scare. The woman’s insurance company will reportedly pay for divers to retrieve the van.

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Earlier this month, a panicked motorist in New York escaped injury after flipping his vehicle when a spider jumped onto his leg. That incident followed another arachnid scare in New York where a woman injured her leg and totaled her car because she spotted a spider inside her vehicle.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave a simple three-word response to how he would deal with President Trump’s insults, attacks and tweets during the 2020 presidential election: “I don’t care.”

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., who would become the youngest U.S. president if he wins the 2020 race, told Chris Wallace during Sunday night’s Fox News Town Hall that Trump’s insults are a “show” that’s distracting from the larger picture.

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“It’s a very effective way to command the attention of the media,” Buttigieg said. “I think we need to make sure that we’re changing the channel from this show that he’s created.”

Buttigieg referred to Trump's tweets and insults as "grotesque things that you can't look away from." (AP)

Buttigieg referred to Trump’s tweets and insults as “grotesque things that you can’t look away from.” (AP)

Buttigieg called Trump tweets and insults “mesmerizing,” saying it’s hard for anyone to look away, even for him.

“It is the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away,” Buttigieg said.

Trump is known for coming up with creative insults for his opponents, Buttigieg included. The president recently mocked the presidential candidate as looking similar to the longtime mascot for Mad Magazine.

Alfred E. Neuman has been the official cartoon face of Mad since 1956.

Alfred E. Neuman has been the official cartoon face of Mad since 1956. (Getty)

“Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” the president said, referring to the decades-old Mad character in an interview with Politico.

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Buttigieg has been mayor of South Bend since 2012. While he’s been criticized for his lack of executive experience in running for president, Buttigieg still has more experience than Trump had when he won.

The mayor has also been criticized for his youthfulness, which may have been part of the president’s dig in reference to the adolescent-looking Neuman. Buttigieg is just two years older than the 35-year-old age requirement to run for president.

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The 37-year-old told Wallace that the best way to combat Trump and his tweets is to focus on the lives of voters.

“If we make it less about him and more about you, paradoxically I think that’s the best way to defeat him,” Buttigieg said.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave a simple three-word response to how he would deal with President Trump’s insults, attacks and tweets during the 2020 presidential election: “I don’t care.”

The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., who would become the youngest U.S. president if he wins the 2020 race, told Chris Wallace during Sunday night’s Fox News Town Hall that Trump’s insults are a “show” that’s distracting from the larger picture.

BUTTIGIEG TAKES ON TRUMP, ACKNOWLEDGES CAMPAIGN MUST APPEAL TO ‘BLACK AND BROWN’ VOTERS IN FOX NEWS TOWN HALL

“It’s a very effective way to command the attention of the media,” Buttigieg said. “I think we need to make sure that we’re changing the channel from this show that he’s created.”

Buttigieg referred to Trump's tweets and insults as "grotesque things that you can't look away from." (AP)

Buttigieg referred to Trump’s tweets and insults as “grotesque things that you can’t look away from.” (AP)

Buttigieg called Trump tweets and insults “mesmerizing,” saying it’s hard for anyone to look away, even for him.

“It is the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away,” Buttigieg said.

Trump is known for coming up with creative insults for his opponents, Buttigieg included. The president recently mocked the presidential candidate as looking similar to the longtime mascot for Mad Magazine.

Alfred E. Neuman has been the official cartoon face of Mad since 1956.

Alfred E. Neuman has been the official cartoon face of Mad since 1956. (Getty)

“Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” the president said, referring to the decades-old Mad character in an interview with Politico.

BUTTIGIEG KNOCKS TRUMP OVER ‘ALFRED E. NEUMAN’ JAB: HE FINALLY MADE A ‘LITERARY REFERENCE’

Buttigieg has been mayor of South Bend since 2012. While he’s been criticized for his lack of executive experience in running for president, Buttigieg still has more experience than Trump had when he won.

The mayor has also been criticized for his youthfulness, which may have been part of the president’s dig in reference to the adolescent-looking Neuman. Buttigieg is just two years older than the 35-year-old age requirement to run for president.

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The 37-year-old told Wallace that the best way to combat Trump and his tweets is to focus on the lives of voters.

“If we make it less about him and more about you, paradoxically I think that’s the best way to defeat him,” Buttigieg said.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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