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Man Shields Leopard from Angry Mob with His Own Body

Man Shields Leopard from Angry Mob with His Own Body

An animal keeper at Kaziranga National Park put his own life in danger to save a leopard.

Tarun Gogoi of the centre of wildlife Rehabilitation and conservation, held on to the leopard tightly to protect it from an armed mob determined to kill it. The leopard meanwhile gnawed Tarun’s hands thus injuring him.  July 27, 2011

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Fires Threaten Center for Animal Research’s 52 Big Cats

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

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Russian circus Leopard attacks little girl

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) Related News 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 Multimedia Trials and tribulations Read More

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Ariel the Paralyzed Lion Dies

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

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Tiger Killed in Snare

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J97PLkBahqE The tiger is one of only about 400 Sumatran Read More

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Tiger deaths linked to IGA toilet paper?

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

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19 year old tiger euthanized at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo

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

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Escaped Serval Found in Tyrone Twp MI

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. http://www.clickondetroit.com/family/28671372/detail.html   A wild exotic cat was captured north of Hartland over the weekend and the director of Livingston County Animal Control Read More

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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