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Now at Big Cat Rescue March 28 2014

What Would You Like BCR to Do? Let us know in the comments section below. GLOBAL MARCH FOR LIONS! A ROARING SUCCESS! What will you do on World Lion Day? 10th August 2014 There are four whole months before the big day.  Plenty of time to organise something. Start by sharing this newsletter with your family and friends. Then have a glance at our suggestions below. Any event will Read More

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N.J. zoo, nearby towns have animal emergency plans

At Cape May Zoo, cages aren't the only safety measuresBy MICHAEL MILLER, Staff Writer, 609-463-6712 - Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:10 amCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The skull and crossbones on the back of the cage say it all: Do not open under penalty of death.The Cape May County Zoo does not take any chances with its timber rattlesnakes or the other dangerous animals in its collection. Only the snake handlers have keys to the heavy-duty Master locks securing the viper exhibits.This is one of countless examples of security measures de-signed to keep Read More

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U.K. project to trace Barbary lions in zoos

PROJECT TO TRACE 'EXTINCT' LIONSBy Laura Wileman, Community NewswireANIMALS Lions Kent, 12 Mar 2009 - 16:47A Kent charity is backing an urgent assessment being carried out to discover if a group of lions which have been extinct in the wild for more than half a century could still exist in zoos.Barbary lions were once valued as royal gifts from North African kings and used for entertainment in the Roman Coliseum and circus acts.Scientists are now trying to find the lions in the hope of reintroducing the species into a protected area in North Africa.Pete Read More