Hot in travel: this week's interesting stories from around the world
From poisoned lions, to a dream job for a travel photographer, this is a selection of this week's most interesting stories.
Eight lions from a well-known pride on the Masai Mara plains in Kenya were intentionally poisoned this week, leading to the death of two of the animals. The lions were the subject of BBC documentaries for many years and consumed a poisoned cow carcass.
The National Parks Service in the US created a lot of online buzz after posting a job vacancy for a photographer. The job pays up to almost $100,000 per annum and would require five to 10 days of overnight travel a month. However, parks staff said in the media that the job is not all that unusual for the service.
Doug Tompkins, the founder of the North Face, died in a kayaking accident in Patagonia, Chile. The 72-year-old succumbed to hypothermia after capsizing.
A ballet group stuck at the Denver Airport on a five-hour layover decided to use that time to create a dance video on the moving sidewalks. The video of the State Street Ballet dancers of California, featuring impressive lifts and handstands, quickly went viral.
Etihad Airlines has added more luxury to its service with a private jet service. The service will allow passengers using The Residence, a three-room suite service on certain aircraft, and First Apartment, to charter a jet to connect to a long-haul flight.
An architecture firm is looking to bring back skating on the Thames River in London. Londoners could skate on the Thames until the 1830s in the colder months of the winter as the London Bridge could block the flow enough to let ice form. The firm would use submerged discs to help the river freeze.