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Will the Utica Zoo replace Minona the tiger?

Story Created: Jan 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM ESTStory Updated: Jan 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM ESTUTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of the most popular exhibits at the Utica Zoo is now empty. Minona, the zoo's only remaning Siberian Tiger had to be euthanized this week due to illness.Zoo spokesperson Beth Irons announced on Friday that Minona had to be put down due to the advanced stages of kidney disease. She lived to be eleven years old. Minona came to Utica with her sister Wingra from a zoo in Wisconsin when they were just two years old back in 2001.Irons says both Read More

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Two arrested in tiger”s killing at Sariska

PTI 10:01 PM,Jan 17,2011Alwar, Jan 17 (PTI) Two more persons were today arrested by a forest deapartment team in Sariska for their alleged involvment in the killing of a translocated tiger in the national park last year. "Bhagwanya and Kailash Gujjar were involved in the killing of ST-1 in November last year. They were caught from near Tehla village," an official said, adding the duo were being interrrogated. ST-1, one of the five tigers translocated to the reserve, was poisoned to death and the carcass of the big cat was found on the night on Read More

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Man attacked by tiger, escapes

TNN, Jan 17, 2011, 10.16pm ISTCHAMARAJNAGAR: Even as locals and tribals are demanding that Biligiri Ranganathswamy Hills be declared a tiger reserve, one person sustained injuries in an attack by the big cat.G Vasantharaju, a resident of a tribal hamlet, was travelling downhill on his two-wheeler, when the tiger attacked him. But he escaped with minor injuries and is admitted to hospital at Yelandur. This is first time that a human has come under attack by the big cat at the forested area, once dominated by slain brigand Veerappan. Some one year Read More

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Reward and Punishment – Animal Killer or Hero

The home dept wants a bravery award for API Vikas Dhas, but the forestry ministry is busy bringing three counts of violations of the Wildlife Act by Karad leopard killer Tanaji Khot Posted On Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12:36:07 AMIn the Maharashtra government, apparently the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing. While the State’s Read More

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A rescue mission for lions and tigers and other big cats

While watching the Skip the bobcat story on ABC I came across thisnews post about our Fur Ball last year that I had not rememberedseeing before.TAMPA, Fla. - The sights are stunning to say the least: a tiger swimsgracefully, a lion shows off its fearsome teeth and cougars playchase.Big Cat Rescue is a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Tampa but itcan't do the work all on it's own.On Saturday, Action News contributor, Sean Daly got a look at themagic that happens everyday and how you can support it.The vision for Big Cat Rescue started with Read More

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Skip the bobcat gets 50,000 Ustream views

Skip the Bobcat touches lives world wideTAMPA - Rescuing stray cats is nothing new for Nici and Skip Haerter,but their latest rescue is no ordinary cat."I love animals and there was never a question in my mind. I'd dowhatever it took," Nici said.While driving down Highway 46 in Sorrento, Nici saw a wild bobcat inthe grass. Except, the wild bobcat wasn't acting very wild.He wasn't really moving at all, likely hit by a car.Nici called Skip for help. He brought his truck and loaded the bobcatin, which was the easy part because the cat was still suffering Read More

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How to Flea Treat 100+ BIG CATS !!

Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! Read More

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Malaysia plans “sanctuary” for captive tigers but may be a farm for illegal parts

Malaysia plans sanctuary for captive tigers(AFP) – 18 hours agoKUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia plans to set up a large enclosed naturalhabitat for captive tigers, a senior wildlife official said Friday, anambitious proposal that has raised concerns among conservationists.The authorities say the reserve will provide a good home for tigersrescued from poor living conditions, but campaigners argue the focusshould be on protecting the animals in the wild."It is still at the preliminary stage. It will be an enclosed area bigenough for the big cats to Read More

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NEWS PHOTOS Rare Sighting of Bobcat Duo on Frozen Pond Oklahoma City

 OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Auburn Meadows Addition near Northwest 178th and Penn in Oklahoma City is not exactly the hotbed you might expect for an elusive, bobbed-tail predator.However, about 9 a.m., the Urbach family spotted some movement in their backyard.Amy Urbach says, "My husband just happened to look out the window and caught a glimpse of what he thought was a large cat."In fact, it was two large cats, bobcats.The pair was likely on the hunt for breakfast.They snapped some images that are breath-taking."It never ceases to amaze me what we Read More

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Injured bobcat rescued along S.R. 46 licking wounds at Tampa facility

To watch live UStream TV camera of Skip's recuperation, go to:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bigcathospital#utm_campaigne=synclickback&source=http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/os-lake-family-saves-bobcat-20110114,0,1697113.story?page=2&medium=4198958It was just another ho-hum drive along State Road 46 when Nici Haerter caught an unusual sighting: a bobcat nestled in a field.A cat lover, Haerter quickly pulled over."I thought, 'wow, I get to see a live bobcat!'" the 44-year-old musician recalled Thursday. "Then he put his head Read More