Leonardo DiCaprio talks about 'J. Edgar,' saving wild tigers
Activist and actor shares details about his lead role in 'J. Edgar' and his dedication to environmental issues like animal conservation.
Photo: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros.
Almost as well-known for his dedication to environmental causes as he is for his acting,Leonardo DiCaprio does much more than pay lip service to the crucial issues concerning the planet. "Why is it important to me? It's important to everybody," he replied when MNN asked about it at the news conference for his Read More
No More Tiger Tours
A jeep ride to have a glimpse of a tiger deep inside Corbett or Ranthambore or Kanha tiger reserves may become history if the Supreme Court accepts the government’s argument that tourism needs to be shifted out of the core areas to fringe and buffer zones to protect the big cat from adverse impact of human interference.
In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has said that “core critical tiger habitats” have to be kept inviolate and only management Read More
Collars preventing tigers from breeding?
See how Big Cat Rescue is helping with tiger tracking that doesn't use collars
Collared tigers in Ranthambhore National Park (RNP) and Sariska are showing an intriguing behaviour that has flummoxed wildlife scientists. With a contraption weighing over 1.5 kg around their necks, they are finding it difficult to breed.
The scientists suspect that tigress No. 17 in Ranthambhore and five relocated big cats, including three females, at Sariska Tiger Reserve were finding the radio collars Read More
Lions and Tigers Bear Vocal Cords for Roars
Most animal vocal cords are triangular, but the uniquely stretchable square cords of the big cats let them produce their amazingly loud roars. Rose Eveleth reports
For many potential entrée animals this [sound of lion roar] is one of the scariest sounds around. Scientists long thought the lion’s distinctive roar was due to thick layers of fat inside the vocal cords. But new research suggests that it's not the fat that makes the roar, it's the shape of the vocal cords themselves.
Most animals Read More
Court Will Rule on Standing of Tony Supporters to Fight for Him in Court, Will Once Again Decide His Fate
Baton Rouge, La. – Tomorrow morning, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and outraged Louisiana residents return to East Baton Rouge District Court to square off against the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., where Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger, has been confined as a roadside exhibit for over a decade.
The same court granted ALDF’s original request for a permanent injunction in May 2011, a ruling that Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 29
Support the Florida Panther Festival Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:00AM - 4:00PM North Collier Regional Park 15000 Livingston Road Naples, FL 34119. Hallelujah the cougar did a painting for the auction.
For those of you who missed the fun gathering we had Tuesday at the Party House, Cindy has offered to call you and explain it to you purr-sonally or set up a time when you can watch her on your computer.
She is doing a group call for Big Cat Rescuers and Supporters today Sunday Oct 30 at 1 PM Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 28
More pumpkin antics by big cats:
Every day is exciting at Big Cat Rescue!
Our wonderful and creative volunteers created Jack O Lanterns on Wednesday and installed glow sticks on Friday so that the Halloween Night Tour had an extra special effect to their tour.
Even though it sprinkled rain all day the keepers diligently cared for the cats while the customer relations crew gave tours and restocked the gift shop. Jamie finished up the tracking project for WildTrack.org with the help of Read More
Icons of the wild — lions, tigers and other big cats — are fading from the world's wild places, warn conservation experts worldwide.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation scientists. They could face extinction within two decades.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 26
One of our supporters, Cindy Wines of Earth and Animal Wellness, has introduced me to a line of household products, like the ones I shop for every day, but these are:
Cruelty Free - No animal testing
Safer Around My Pets and Family - Made from nature's bounty without toxic chemicals
More Convenient - Because it is delivered straight to my door
Better for the Environment - Concentrated so that there is less packaging to throw away
Cheaper - Because I'm not paying for the extra packaging Read More
Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 22
A little Halloween horror to groan at that my mother sent me this morning:
A man is walking home alone late one foggy night... passing a grave yard. . .
when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.
Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, as the casket is bouncing quickly behind him...
He Read More