You may have heard of a liger—the lion-tiger hybrid is, after all, Napoleon Dynamite's favorite animal—but nowa Russian zoo has released photos of a so-called "liliger" named Kiara, the offspring ofa liger mother and a lion father. (See liger pictures.)
"Liliger" Born in Russia NoBoon for Big Cats
Unnatural mix-and-match felines have no conservation purpose, experts say.
This baby liliger cub may be the only one in existence.
The cub, born last week at Novosibirsk Zoo, may Read More
A lion cub at the Jacksonville Zoo is going through an experiment to see if it's ready for public viewing.
A Channel 4 crew was invited Friday to follow the cub around and see how it's coping in what will be its next home.
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Rescued tiger cub debuts at Tigers for Tomorrow
Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain.
Indian, a 12-week-old Siberian tiger mix rescued from Wisconsin, is making his debut appearances at Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain. (Special to The Times)
In a news release, Tigers for Tomorrow Executive DirectorSusanSteffenssaid Indian and three litter mates were being rescued from an unlicensed exhibitor who had the Read More
“But the unspeakable misery of their animals cannot be denied.”
The Beckstead family is one of the biggest fur farming families in Utah and Idaho. They are said to own two farms, one in each state.
One of the Beckstead clan does not support the bloody work of his family. In 2001, son Scott Beckstead published this damning indictment of his family and the fur farming business. The article was published in The Oregonian (the largest newspaper in Oregon),
December 9, 2001
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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.
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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