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The Plight of Tigers in the United States

Comprehensive Video of the Plight of Tigers in the U.S.   http://youtu.be/Xf5-Hk_UrlM   Uploaded by MSLawdotedu on Nov 4, 2011   http://www.mslaw.edu   In the wake of the exotic animal tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, the Educational Forum takes a closer look at the plight of tigers in the US and the exotic animal trade in America.   Twenty one states allow the ownership of exotic animals as pets and there are no federal regulations preventing you from owning a tiger; in fact you can purchase a cub for Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 10

Today at Big Cat Rescue Nov 10 The photos of lynx and sand cats below can be purchased in our Big Cat Store Join us Friday Nov 11: THE VENUE on 2675 Ulmerton Rd 33762 is graciously helping the Cougar Calendar ladies get the word out about Big Cat Rescue. November 11th , Friday, at 5:30pm cash bar, Outside Bar (inside if too cold of course!) for Calendar signing. Animal print, etc are appropriate attire for this wild night. Read More

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Leonardo DiCaprio talks about J Edgar saving wild tigers

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

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No More Tiger Tours

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

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Collars preventing tigers from breeding?

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

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Lions and Tigers Bear Vocal Cords for Roars

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

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Court Will Rule on Standing of Tony Supporters to Fight for Him in Court

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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 29

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

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 28

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

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Lions, tigers, big cats may face extinction in 20 years

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