Aging lion euthanized at Lincoln Park Zoo
Adelor lets out a roar at Lincoln Park Zoo in 2002. (Chicago Tribune file photo)
By William MullenTribune reporter12:33 p.m. CST, February 1, 2012
Adelor, a lion who at full roar interrupted countless toasts and speeches at fancy black tie dinners and wedding receptions held inside Lincoln Park Zoo’s elegant, vaulted old Lion House, was silenced forever this week when ill health forced veterinarians to euthanize the 18-year-old Read More
Producers for this show contacted Big Cat Rescue wanting to know what Larry the Cable Guy could do here with big cats that would draw the attention of TV viewers. We told them that we would be happy to host them, but that we don't allow people to act stupid with big cats, so they chose to go to Serenity Springs where they could:
On "Only In America With Larry The Cable Guy" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on History), Larry took a trip to the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center in Colorado to visit some big cats.
As Larry said, Serenity Read More
A pregnant woman suffered serious injuries after being badly mauled by a leopard in India - the third such attack there in as many weeks.
The big cat clamped its jaws around Akila Bibi's head and arms, leaving her with deep wounds to her scalp, after it when it strayed into the largest city the country's north-east Assam state.
The woman, who is in her early twenties, is currently recovering in hospital. Her unborn child, due in three months, was unharmed by the ordeal.
Savaged: Akila Bibi, who is in her 20s, is being treated for Read More
The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team has saved cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and even rats from all sorts of crises and cruelty situations. But this week's main event was a particularly exotic mission: rescuing three tigers, two leopards, three cougars, two wolf-hybrids and a macaque monkey.
HSUS responders deployed yesterday to the Collins Zoo in Mississippi, an unaccredited roadside facility where our undercover investigators had previously documentedinjured and emaciated animals and flimsy enclosures. We Read More
Lebanon's animal rights activists are fighting to bring to national attention what they say are rampant trafficking and abuse, problems that are far from priorities in a country plagued with turbulence.
While there are no official studies, activists estimate thousands -- if not tens of thousands -- of animals are smuggled into Lebanon annually, where they are sold, transferred to other destinations or subject to neglect or abuse.
"The situation is alarming," said Sevine Zahran of Lebanese non-governmental organization Beirut Read More
More big cats being imported to UAE
Jan 28, 2012
DUBAI //Collectors are bypassing regulations designed to protect wild animals such as lions and tigers, says a veterinarian who specialises in treating exotic pets.
An import permit should be obtained for every animal listed as "requiring protection" under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).
But a Dubai vet says that does not happen.
"I see about 10 new lions a year and none of them has papers," said Dr Peter Jaworski. "I haven't Read More
Tigers: Man-Eaters Eaten by Man
Once in a while tigers make international news, like the white tiger in Las Vegas that mauled illusionist Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, or the one that killed a teenager at the San Francisco Zoo. Most of the time, though, the news is about tigers being eaten by man.
The latest involves a restaurateur in Hanoi arrested for selling tiger meat. She has been arrested before and served time in jail, but the trade proves too lucrative – $1,000 per 100 grams of tiger meat — to give up, especially Read More
Three brothers among four injured in leopard attack
Banihal (J&K), Jan 20 (PTI) Four persons, including three brothers, were injured when a leopard attacked them in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir today. The leopard mauled them near their houses at Wanpora in Banihal area of the district, police said, adding they were shifted to hospital. Villagers rushed the spot, beat up the wild animal before capturing it and handed it over to the wildlife department. After a few hours, the leopard died in a veterinary hospital here, wildlife Read More
Panna tigers under threat from illegal mining
Panna Tiger Reserve : Photographs of T1 and cubs: T1 with Two cubs. Photo: R. Sreenivasa Murthy
History is waiting to be repeated at the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) as the big cat population is under serious threat in the absence of the crucial and mandatory “buffer zone”.
The declaration of the buffer zone, which is mandatory for a tiger reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 (amended in 2006), is being delayed by the Madhya Pradesh government under pressure from Read More
HAMILTON - Responding to initial findings of an elk predator study in the West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley, state game managers have recommended increasing the harvest of mountain lions there this winter to take pressure off elk calves born in the spring.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission gave preliminary approval to a proposal to increase mountain lion permits in Hunting District 250 from 20 to 30 at its meeting Thursday.
The commission will accept comments on the proposal over the next 30 days before making a final decision Read More