ANIMAL ADVOCATE ALISON EASTWOOD AND ANIMAL EXPERT DONALD SCHULTZ CONFRONT OVERWHELMED AND OUT-OF-TOUCH WILDLIFE OWNERS IN NEED OF AN ANIMAL INTERVENTION
Emotions Run High at Roadside Zoos, Private Ranches and Midwest Magic Shows
Where Exotics Are Kept in Cramped, Neglectful or Dangerous Environments
and Owners Are Reluctant to Change
New Series Animal Intervention Premieres Tuesday, October 2, at 9PM on Nat Geo WILD
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 5, 2012) Owning a wild animal is no small task. Full-grown tigers, lions and monkeys Read More
From Mother Nature Network's Josh Lew:
India's supreme court recently extended a month-old ban on tourism within the country's tiger preserves. The two judges overseeing the case said local governments and government ministries have not been enforcing a law in place since the 1970s designed to protect tiger breeding grounds from tourism. By many estimates, about half the world's tiger population — which is a little more than 3,000 — lives in India.
On the surface, the judges' decision seems logical: The easiest Read More
Rescued tiger cub dies
Jon Afrizal, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta September 06 2012, 12:02 PM
The rescued tiger cubs, Lala and Eci.(Tribunnews/Kurnia Prastowo Adi)A two-month-old tiger named Eci, which was rescued on Sunday, was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening, leaving its sibling, Lala, alone.
The cubs had been found by residents in the middle of a street in Ladang Panjang village, Sungai Gelam district, Muaro, Jambi regency. Officials of the Jambi branch of the Natural Conservation Agency handed the tigers to Taman Rimba Read More
Three exceptionally cute tiger cubs roared before the public for the first time as they debuted at the Bronx Zoo Wednesday.
The Amur cubs -- two female, one male -- were born to mother Katharina and father Sasha. Katharina, now 13, had her most recent litter in May 2010, but this litter is the first for 15-year-old Sasha.
At birth, the cubs each weighed about two and a half to three pounds. Now they weigh nearly 50 pounds. The three cubswillbeon exhibit at Tiger Mountain with their mother intermittently for the first few Read More
Vietnamese police seize 4 baby tigers in car
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized four baby tigers and more than 100 pangolins being transported in a car in central Vietnam.
A police officer in Ha Tinh province says two men were detained for questioning after officers seized the live animals Tuesday.
The officer didn't give his name, saying he wasn't permitted to do so by his superiors.
The men told police they were hired by an unknown man to transport the animals to nearby Nghe An province.
Pangolins Read More
GIR SANCTUARY, India (AP) — A peacock shrieks. A monkey scrambles higher into the fire-colored canopy of a kesudo tree. And an Asiatic lion — one of the last few hundred in the wild — pads across the dusty earth of a west Indian sanctuary that is its only refuge from the modern world.
Within the guarded confines of this dry forest in Gujarat state, the lions have been rescued from near-extinction. A century ago, fewer than 50 remained. Today more than 400 fill the park and sometimes wander into surrounding villages and farmland.
But Read More
Madison zoo lion dies
June 13, 2012 By Bob Hague
Vilas and Leopold PHOTO: Henry Vilas Zoo
Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo is mourning the death of Vilas, the zoo’s 16 year old female African Lion. Beloved by zoo staff and a favorite of visitors, Vilas arrived at Henry Vilas Zoo in 1997 where she joined Henry, a male lion, as the first residents of the zoo’s newly renovated Big Cat Exhibit.
The pair helped to educate the public, and preserve the species. Beginning in 2003, Vilas and Henry successfully raised Read More
AMRELI: An eight-month-old leopard cub fell into an open 50 ft deep well at Ambabhai Dobariya's farm in Moti Barman village in Khambha taluka of Amreli district on Monday morning.
"We reached the spot on being informed by the farmer. We rescued the leopard cub successfully as there was no water in the well,'' a forest official from Khambha said. Three days ago, a lion had fallen into an open well in Ningala village of Khambha taluka. It was rescued by the forest department. Deputy conservator of forests, (Gir east) Dhari division, Read More
Wildlife refuge celebrating 20 years
by The Associated Press
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The roars get louder in the early afternoon.
That's when the lions and tigers awake from their mid-day snoozes and get ready to eat. About 5 p.m., handlers throw chunks of raw meat through small holes high in steel cages.Often before the meat even hits the ground, the big cats start their work on their dinner as patrons gather around, oohing and aahing at the sound of crunching bone.It's a familiar routine for Read More
A pair of rare endangered lions is now calling the Assiniboine Park Zoo home.
Two Asiatic lions — twin brothers who are almost a year old — arrived early Thursday from the Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg in Germany.
Assiniboine Park is the only facility in North America that’s home to a pair of Asiatic lions.
However, the brothers, Bhanu and Kamal, will stay out of the public eye for awhile.
They’re under quarantine for at least the next 30 days, before joining the Read More