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Bull Kills Bear And Lion

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Published on Nov 21, 2008

Panthera the Bull Defeats the Bear Ramadan (also spelled Ramidan, Ramdan, Ramadam, etc...) And the 'man-eating' Lion Parnell in a battle to the end.

In 1894, Edgar Daniel Boone endeavored to pit one of his less manageable Lions, Parnell, in contest against a Bear named Siskiyou at the San Francisco Midwinter Fair, but when Society for the Preventions of Cruelty to Animals realized his plot, they threatened Boone with legal action, and took possession of his arena. The original fight was canceled. (Salem Daily News, April 16, 1984. The Fight Prevented. Fresno Bee, April 29, 1894.) In 1895, Boone took his violent aspiration to Mexico, and hosted one of the most elaborate and well documented animal battles of his time.

The events described in this documentary were Published In:

Oakland Tribune, April 1, 1895 (A Draw Parnell Fights A Bear)
Oakland Tribune, April 15, 1985 (Bull Vs. Bear)
Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 15, 1895 (Bull And Bear Fight)
The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, April 16, 1895 (Grizzly And Mexican Bull)
Los Angeles Times, April 16, 1895 (Leo And Bruin)
Hornellsville Weekly Tribune, May 5, 1895 (Beasts In The Arena)
The Fort Wayne News, May 6, 1895 (Brutal Sport)
Evening Times, July 6, 1895 (Killed Old Parnell)
Imagery was attained via the internet, for illustrative purposes.
The pictures seen here are not factual representations of either the conditions or creatures in the actual event.

Music © Harry Gregson-Williams, Kingdom Of Heaven, 2005.

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