LAOS’ SIN CITY IS AN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE SUPERMARKET FOR VISITING CHINESE TOURISTS
LONDON: A resort complex tucked away in Laos and marketed to Chinese gamblers and tourists is a hub for trade in illegal wildlife products and parts, a new report reveals.
In Sin City: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Laos’ Special Economic Zone, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) documents how the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in Bokeo Province has effectively become a lawless playground.
The complex comprises a casino, Read More
That is the lie that animal abusers tell everyone to try and change the subject from protecting exotic cats to a message of mere competition.
They trot out their modified version of our 20 year plan to back up their ridiculous claims, but they leave out the most important part of the plan, which is that there no longer be big cats suffering in captivity, and thus no longer a need for sanctuaries, including Big Cat Rescue's sanctuary.
As the public becomes better educated about why it is so wrong to breed wild cats for life in Read More
Genie the Sandcat is rushed to the vet when her keepers note that she is acting weird.
Genie Sandcat was sedated in a glass box used for domestic cats.
This was to make sedation easier on her since she is only 3.3 pounds and 14 years old.
Dr. Wynn keeps a close eye on her vitals.
The monitors are just all over the place, so she has to rely on feel, sound and instincts.
For such an old and tiny cat, Genie Sandcat has some fearsome teeth!
The tiniest mask straps Read More
If a cat of any kind sneezes on this planet, you can probably find out about it here. This page lists the 3 most recent articles for each species of wild cat, but to see the most recent 100 news stories for each type of exotic click the Headlines below.
Big Cat Incidents
These stories include killings, maulings, escapes and wild cat sightings that were most likely captive cats who were set free or who had escaped.
big cat incidents, mauling, tiger attack, tiger escape
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Tigers Read More
Big Cat Missing Link
A fossil recently found in the Zanda Basin in Tibet included remains of Pantera blytheae, a new species of big cat that is most closely related to the modern day snow leopard.
The skull of P. blytheae is the oldest big cat fossil found to date, and fills a significant gap in the fossil record. It indicates that ancient big cats lived nearly 6 million years ago, 2 million years earlier than previously thought, and sheds light on their geographic origins in Asia.
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Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
Clouded Leopard Cubs Come to Lowry Park Zoo
Two baby endangered clouded leopard cubs are now on the lighthearted prowl at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.
6-month-old felines, a male and female, were born in March in separate litters at Nashville Zoo and Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
The shy but curious cubs have been paired as potential mates by the Clouded Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The leopard cubs will live in the Asian Gardens exhibit at the zoo.
According to the zoo, there Read More
Male Clouded Leopard came to Big Cat Rescue as a temporary boarder. He was the second clouded leopard to live here. The first was a cat named Burma who was saved from a notorious Florida exotic cat breeder who was going to make a wall mount out of him.
He seemed to enjoy Life on Easy Street! There are only 195 Clouded Leopards in captivity and of those only 111 in the SSP breeding program.
Sadly, Malachi died from Aden carcinoma, a incurable cancer in June 2000. He didn't suffer as you can see Read More