Fires Threaten Center for Animal Research's 52 Big Cats
CNN producer note
HeidiKrahn shot these pictures yesterday of wildfires threatening the Center for Animal Research and Education in Bridgeport, Texas. There are 'fires daily in our area and our wells are all going dry from the drought,' she said. 'It is very scary to protect all of these incredible animals with little water. We all shower with trickles of water and go to the laundromat to do laundry just to keep the cats with cool water three times a day.' - jmsaba, CNN iReport Read More
Russian circus Leopard attacks little girl
Russian police said on Thursday they would not be charging the owners of a circus where a leopard mauled a small girl, as the law failed to provide adequately for such an event.
SMOLENSK, July 28 (RIA Novosti)
Greek government may ban animal circuses
Russian circus animals allowed to cross Belarusian border due to media coverage
Over 50 animals perish in flames as circus in St. Petersburg burns
Russian circus bears fall asleep on the job
Trials and tribulations Read More
Lion with paralyzed legs dies in Brazil
SAO PAULO -- Ariel, a male lion that was the focus of an Internet campaign to raise money to treat its paralyzed legs, died Wednesday, the owner said.On the lion's Facebook page, owner Raquel Borges said: "Our beloved Ariel is gone. This is the saddest day of my life."
Further details were not immediately available.
The Facebook page created by Borges was "liked" by more than 61,000 people. The lion's case was widely reported in the Brazilian press.
Borges said earlier this month that the $11,500 Read More
Tiger Killed in Snare
The NGO Greenpeace has released disturbing video of a rare Sumatran tiger ensnared by an animal trap in the forests of Indonesia.
Despite the attempt by forest rangers to save it, the tiger, which had been trapped for a week, died during the rescue attempt.
The trap was set by local villagers trying to catch wild pigs, on lands where timber giant Asian Pulp and Paper operates.
Warning: the video is very disturbing.
The tiger is one of only about 400 Sumatran Read More
GREENPEACE is calling on consumers to boycott IGA toilet paper, saying it's linked to the destruction of endangered tiger habitats in Indonesia.
IGA is the only major supermarket chain in Australia to source paper products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) through its Australian affiliate Solaris.
It is then sold under the IGA Black and Gold, and Signature toilet paper labels.
Greenpeace has released video footage which it says shows the death of a Sumatran tiger in a hunting trap whose habitat was destroyed by APP.
There are only about Read More
DULUTH, Minn. — An ailing tiger has been euthanized at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.
The zoo's veterinarian says the 19-year-old female tiger known as Natasha was suffering from multiple chronic problems and had taken a turn for the worse over the last 24 hours.
According to the vet, the tiger had become incontinent and had developed an infection that would have been difficult to treat because of the drug's severe side-effects.
A necropsy — or animal autopsy — will be performed at the University of Minnesota.
The Duluth News Tribune Read More
Escaped Serval Found in Tyrone Twp MI
TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said an African wild cat has been found in Tyrone Township.WHMI-FM reported that the cat, known as a serval, was captured after someone called 911 to report it.County officials said the cat appears to have been domesticated.
It could be placed in a zoo.
A wild exotic cat was captured north of Hartland over the weekend and the director of Livingston County Animal Control Read More
DEEP: Killed mountain lion originated in South Dakota, testing shows
Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011; Last Updated: Tue. Jul 26, 2011, 3:27pm
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Genetic tests also Read More
It is All About Money Not Conservation
There is no legitimate conservation program where big cats are captive born and returned to the wild. It would be ridiculous to think that people could bottle raise lions for release back to the wild because it takes the mother years to teach her cubs how to be lions and because the cubs would have no fear of walking right up to a human after being released. Forget all of the sappy Born Free and Christian the lion stories. The fact is that both disappeared and were thought to have been killed very young Read More