Big Cat Rescue’s partnership with Tampa, Florida, schools

By COURTNEY CAIRNS PASTORcpastor@tampatrib.com Published: April 8, 2009 CITRUS PARK – Your grocery bill might be $250 a day, too, if you towered over a 6-foot-tall man and had paws the size of dinner plates. Flavio, a 20-year-old retired circus tiger, showed off...

Animals in Bulgaria zoo shiver without gas heating

Date: 09-Jan-09Country: BULGARIAAuthor: Anna Mudeva SOFIA – About 1,300 animals in a Bulgarian zoo were left without gas to heat their enclosures on Thursday, the latest victims of the Russia-Ukraine supply row. The zoo in the capital Sofia rushed to switch to...

Description of model’s attack by lion at 60’s press conference

[NOTE: The description of the attack is bolded about half-way through the story] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99117999 Auto Models Rev Up To Sell At Detroit Auto Show All Things Considered, January 8, 2009 – Car sales are in the tank, and...

Letter on truck stop tiger: Do they really need that tiger?

Do they really need that tiger?December 23, 2008 Fifteen years ago the lawmakers in Iberville Parish saw fit to pass a law making it illegal — among other things — for someone to exhibit a live tiger at a truck stop. Given that, I am not sure why a judge blocked...

Judge issues order in tiger case – Louisiana

By GREG GARLANDAdvocate Westside bureauPublished: Dec 16, 2008 – UPDATED: 11:23 a.m. PLAQUEMINE – A district court judge signed a temporary restraining order today that blocks state wildlife officials from seizing a 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger from a Gross...