Icons of the wild — lions, tigers and other big cats — are fading from the world's wild places, warn conservation experts worldwide.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation scientists. They could face extinction within two decades.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation Read More
Zanesville Massacre 18 tigers 17 lions 3 cougars gunned down
Ohio case renews old questions about exotic pets
Yadah used to be an adorable baby. Now he's a cranky 5-year-old with a willful streak and a $250-per-month food bill, and Shannon Pandarvis is desperate to get rid of him.
Pandarvis' brown capuchin monkey has become too expensive for the out-of-work utility worker and his wife, but the couple can't find a sanctuary to take him in.
Days after dozens of lions, tigers and bears were slain by police after an Ohio Read More
Cat Meets Catamount
Zeus, an 11-year-old Maine Coon cat, had a curious encounter with a young mountain lion in Boulder, with the pair safely separated by a sliding glass door.
The cats checked each other out at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Brook Hills area of Boulder. Gail Loveman, Zeus’s owner, said she was busy in the office of her home when she heard a noise and turned to see a young mountain lion on the porch.
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Zeus, an 11-year-old Maine Coon cat, had a curious encounter with a young mountain Read More
This young lion performed a backflip as it escaped the claws of a vicious lioness who slashed it across the face.
British photographer Elliott Neep watched as the lioness approached a zebra carcass to feast with her two cubs in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
But juveniles from a different pride dared to come too close and the protective mother lashed out in anger.
Flipping amazing: The lion cub acrobatically spins out of a grip the lioness had on him
Mr Neep , from near Wantage, Oxon, said: 'A lioness approached the scene Read More
Pet mountain lion mauls child
Owners told to replace cage in July
October 17, 2011 10:59 AM
BY JON VANDERLAAN
A 4-year-old boy was mauled by a pet mountain lion Sunday afternoon, but no charges have been filed and definitive answers about the legality of the animal being kept as a pet have been elusive.
The boy received lacerations and puncture wounds on his left side, including a bite mark on the left side of his face during the attack around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in West Odessa, Sgt. Gary Duesler with the Ector County Sheriff's Read More
Leopard kills girl and injures man in Nagbhid India
CHANDRAPUR: A leopard killed a minor girl and mauled a man trying to rescue her near Kunghada Chak village in Nagbhid tehsil on Friday night. Forest officials have put two cages in the area to capture the beast.
Nagbhid range forest officer KD Meshram said that at around 7.30pm deceased Pranali Saosagade (8) along with some women, had gone to nearby field to answer nature's call. A leopard that had strayed from the jungle was lurking in bushes. It pounced on Pranali and dragged her to a discarded Read More
Panamanian lions settle into new home at Wild Animal Sanctuary
The new Panama lionesses at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, from top to bottom, Kaitlin, Elena and Alyssa, enjoy their new home outside Denver. Prior to their rescue, the lions were kept in a 5-foot by 8-foot cage with concrete floors. Now they enjoy a large, comfortable space with proper bedding and toys.
NANTENA BELLER / For the Tribune
Kaitlin still spends some time every day pacing in the corner, despite all the space around her.
It all must feel so foreign, even two weeks after Read More
Yearly tiger census in Sunderbans on the cards
KOLKATA: Population dynamics of Sunderbans tigers may get to see a new light, with the Centre deciding to add another phase of study for a reliable and detailed assessment of number of big cats in the mangroves.
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve field director Subrat Mukherji, who attended a meeting with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) andWildlife Institute of India (WII) officials in New Delhi on Thursday, said more sample sites would be included in the new phase. "Last Read More
70 Malls Across US To Ban Pet Sales
GLOBAL ANIMAL EXCLUSIVE, by Madison Rootenberg
Global Animal just received news that shopping center developer Macerich is banning sales of live animals in more than 70 malls across the US. This new humane policy designed to break the puppy mill business chain is taking effect nationwide within 30 days. Macerich confirmed that they will not renew the leases of existing pet stores that sell animals and in their place, are opening humane stores offering adoptions of rescued pets.
Some of the high profile Read More
Film on Rathambore tiger wins 3 awards in US
AIPUR: In a rare laurel for Ranthambore National Park, a documentary film on a tiger at the park has recently won three awards including that of the 'best film award' at a film festival in Jackson Hole, US. The film christened 'Broken Tail' is the true story of a tiger in the park which had disappeared but survived in an unprotected hinterland for several months and eventually died after a train hit him. The film won three awards in separate categories for the best overall film, best conservation film Read More