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Lone Star cats rescue cousins in Sunshine State

Plenty of people hated the idea in 1995, but borrowing some genes from Texas has improved prospects for endangered Florida panthers, a new report says.Hybrids of the Florida cats and cousins of the same species from a wild-caught Texas population have twice the genetic variety and far fewer of the genetic defects that were known in Floridian panthers before the introduction, says geneticist Warren Johnson of the National Cancer Institute in Fredrick, Md.Now panthers of mixed-state background live about twice as long as the pure Floridians do. Thanks Read More

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MEET OUR TIGERS! 2010 Year of the Tiger

MEET OUR TIGERS! 2010 Year of the Tiger   http://youtu.be/7-TTlIKM-tQ   Tigers are one of the most popular animals in the world, instantly recognizable and ultimate predators yet they are a vanishing species...   With more tigers living in captivity in the USA than are left in the wild!   2010 is the year of the TIGER and september 26th is International Tiger Day! Global action will bring back the Tiger, let's celebrate these amazing animals!   Special thanks to Nic Van Den Bergh for the use of Read More

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WORLD FIRST – Snow Leopard Lithotripsy

WORLD FIRST - Snow Leopard Lithotripsy   http://youtu.be/BCXPXAX8bs4   Cloe the snow leopard was diagnosed with a kidney infection and kidney stones in her left kidney. We decided the best option to help save her kidney function was to consider lithotripsy.   Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a procedure used to shatter simple stones in the kidney or upper urinary tract. Ultrasonic waves are passed through the body until they strike the dense stones. Pulses of sonic waves pulverize the stones, which are then more easily Read More

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Petition to Dept. of Interior for More FL Panther Territory

Call for More FL Panther Habitat During America's Great Outdoors Tour ORLANDO, Fla. - More room to roam for the endangered Florida panther is the goal of a petition being delivered to the U.S. Department of the Interior during the "America's Great Outdoors" listening session in Orlando today. The proposal would use money from oil drilling royalties in the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to expand the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge by as much as 50,000 acres. Several nearby landowners are willing to either sell or lease the Read More

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Could FL Panther Refuge Triple in Size?

Several South Florida landowners are willing to sell enough land to the federal government to triple the size of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, according to four environmental groups pushing the purchase as a way to provide Florida's state animal with more protected habitat.However, the environmental groups don't know how much such a purchase would cost. And they would not identify all the landowners involved. Meanwhile another environmental group is already raising questions about whether the purchase of up to 50,000 acres Read More

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FL Panther Refuge Should Be Tripled

NAPLES — Conservation groups called this afternoon for an expansion of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge across agricultural land and natural lands in eastern Collier County and Hendry County.The plan calls for acquiring land or conservation easements across at least 50,000 acres, which could roughly triple the size of the 26,000 acre refuge along Interstate 75 and State Road 29 south of Immokalee.Groups pushing the expansion are the Florida Wildlife Federation, Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon of Florida and Collier County Audubon Read More

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FL Panther wanders into Mississippi – authorities on the hunt

"Possible Florida panther in Mississippi. Although panthers are federally protected, if Mississippi doesn't recognize them as a native species, the protection laws may be fuzzy... just like we saw with the panther shot by a hunter in Georgia in 2008"....Mountain Lion FoundationWednesday, July 14, 2010 Hunt continues for Bay panther By DONNA MELTON - dmelton@sunherald.com BAY Read More

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Co-Existing with Florida Panthers

Panther encounters growing more common in Golden Gate EstatesJune 25, 12:19 PMFt. Myers Nature ExaminerRenee WilsonClick on story to view picture of mother panther with 3 kittens Several incidents involving endangered Florida panthers have been reported near Naples over the past few months. According to Mark Lotz, panther biologist with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, panther tracks, scat, eyewitness accounts, livestock depredation and even a roadkill have all been confirmed in the northwestern block of Golden Gate Estates since Read More

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ANGELICA the BOBCAT

ANGELICA the BOBCAT Angelica the BOBCAT was rescued by Big Cat Rescue after her owner was in foreclosure and unable to keep her any longer. NO wild cat species will ever make a suitable "pet" ... ignorant or uneducated people often find this out the hard way and the cats are always the ones that suffer!   http://youtu.be/mP8msHJbT4I   Help us put an end to big cats being kept as "pets" here: http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/home/ Same video below: // < ![CDATA[ google_ad_client = "pub-8689188310988875"; google_alternate_color Read More

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Cruel world of the tiger trade

Cruel world of the tiger trade By KATE JACKSON Published: 24 May 2010 IN A dingy market stall in southern Tibet, a trader empties out a sack full of bones.   These pitiful relics were once a magnificent tiger, roaming wild and free.   Now sold on the black market to be used in medicines and Tiger wine, these bones can fetch around £600 per kilo   It's a sickening sight.   At the turn of the twentieth century, there were estimated to be over 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now that figure has dwindled Read More
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