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Mail a letter, save a tiger

Bronx Zoo | cobra | endangered species | peacock | peahen | stamp | tiger | U.S. Postal Service | wildlife conservation society If the world gets saved one small act at a time, the U.S. Postal Service and the Wildlife Conservation Society may be onto something. They’ve just unveiled a new stamp that aims to make protection of endangered species as easy as mailing a letter. The new Save Vanishing Species stamp costs 55 cents, 11 cents more than a regular first class stamp. It features the face of a tiger cub, and net proceeds contribute Read More

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Cub Abuse at Monroe Crossing Mall in NC

Care of exotic animals criticizedby Lacey Hampton The Enquirer Journal Some have concerns about a current animal exhibit in the Monroe Crossing mall parking lot. While visitors overflowed the tent to see the myriad of animals featured in Jungle Safari, there are people with concerns about it. “It’s very stressful for the animals to be carted around in the back of a truck,” Pat Shannon, a Monroe resident and local animal welfare advocate, said. Jungle Safari is a traveling educational and family entertaining exhibit Read More

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Mountain Lion Spotted In Fort Collins Neighborhood

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Neighbors in Fort Collins got a surprise Tuesday afternoon when they spotted a mountain lion.The cougar was found about 4 p.m. near Lee Martinez Park, according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan.The newspaper said police officers and Division of Wildlife officers followed it, the mountain lion walked to a gas station at Shields Street and Vine Drive and hid under a utility trailer. But before an officer could dart the cat, it ran to a nearby ditch and kept going. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/27854610/detail.html Read More

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Mountain lion killed: Officers shoot feline at carwash

Update: Mountain Lion Shot, Killed At El Paso Car Wash Lauren Rozyla/KFOX14 News Reporter Posted: 10:01 am MDT May 10, 2011Updated: 10:12 pm MDT May 10, 2011 EL PASO, Texas -- A female mountain lion that was spotted in the Central El Paso area Tuesday morning was shot and killed by police at the H&H Car Wash.People in the downtown area spotted a large wild cat roaming around the area of Stanton and Missouri around 8:30 a.m.Officials were able to shoot the animal with a tranquilizer gun at the State Read More

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Extinction of Eastern cougar met with sadness in Nittany Valley

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 According to federal officials, there are no more cougars like this one, photographed in the West, in the Northeast. University Park, Pa. — You'll understand if the recent proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare the Eastern cougar extinct takes on a special significance at Penn State, where the Nittany Lion has been the University's mascot since 1904. After a lengthy review, federal officials in March revealed their conclusion that there are no breeding populations of cougars -- also known Read More

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Saftey concerns at Whangarei’s Zion Wildlife Park before death of Dalu MnCube

    Keeper: Zion Wildlife Garden's big cat handler Dalu Mncube with tigers Kahli and Indira. Dalu was mauled to death by a 260kg rare white royal Bengal tiger called Abu as he cleaned its enclosure. The Department of Labour knew about safety concerns at Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Park before keeper Dalu MnCube was mauled to death by a tiger but failed to act, a lawyer for the park claims. Zion lawyer Steve Barter made the claim after a recent judgment issued by Auckland District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue in which she Read More

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When mountain lions cross paths with presidents …

When mountain lions cross paths with presidents ... By Mike Drago/Editor mdrago@dallasnews.com 2:37 PM on Tue., May. 10, 2011 Sometimes, game wardens or police officers must kill a mountain lion. Occasionally, the President of the United States drops into the Lone Star State for a rare visit. When both happen on the same day, in the same place, conspiracy theorists and press release writers (and bloggers) get to work linking unlinked events. So, according to a press release just in from Texas Parks and Wildlife, a 125-pound female Read More

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Lions rip boy to shreds on S. African game farm

19/06/2007 08:03 - (SA) Linda de Beer, Beeld Vryburg - All that remained of a nine-year-old boy who was caught and eaten by lions on a farm in the Boshoek/Bray area in North West on Sunday, was a small piece of his skull. Police spokesperson Charlize van der Linden said Tsepo Gearupi apparently put his arm through the gate of the lion enclosure, where one of the lions grabbed him and pulled him into the camp. Van der Linden said farmworkers went to the lion enclosures on Sunday afternoon to see the animals and take photos. The children Read More

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Haunted by floods, Sundarbans’ tiger stalks humans

Haunted by floods, Sundarbans' tiger stalks humans Sunderbans (Bangladesh), July 4: Flushed out of their natural habitat and deprived of food by floods and Cyclone Sidr, the famed Royal Bengal tiger that roams these mangrove forests is desperately on the prowl. At least 11 people, including two from a single family, have been killed in tiger attacks in the past month in the Munsiganj area of Satkhira district adjoining India's West Bengal state. Villagers in the marshy forests of the Sunderbans, which are spread over Bangladesh and India, Read More

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Adopt a tiger programme ‘more important than ever’

Adopt a tiger programme 'more important than ever'  By staff writers 6 Jul 2008 Wild tigers may soon be a thing of the past, unless urgent action is taken, such as more people adopting a tiger and supporting work for their protection. Numbers of tigers on a wildlife reserve in Nepal have been decimated by poachers, reports the Daily Telegraph, making it more important than ever that people adopt tigers. The Bengal tiger population at the Suklaphanta Reserve has been cut by at least 30 per cent in the last few years, according to Read More