There are many people who come to Denver to get a new start to life.Now, 25 lions are getting that chance as well.In what is being labeled an “historic and record-breaking animal rescue”, 25 circus lions will be airlifted to the Denver area as part of a rescue operation by Animal Defenders International (ADI).The former circus lions have been seized by ADI from circuses throughout Bolivia where they lived in “shocking” conditions, the group said. They were removed from the country in December of 2010 and flown to a temporary holding area Read More
One mountain lion kitten has been shot and killed during the first two weeks of the 2011 cougar-hunting season, while three other kittens have been rescued for shipment to zoos after their mother was killed by another hunter.It's a seemingly contradictory irony that shows problems in the mountain lion season, Custer veterinarian Sharon Seneczko said Monday. Seneczko, founder and president of the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation, praised the state Game, Fish & Parks Department for rescuing three kittens estimated at 3 to 4 months old.But Read More
Skip the Bobcat touches lives world wide
TAMPA - Rescuing stray cats is nothing new for Nici and Skip Haerter, but their latest rescue is no ordinary cat.
"I love animals and there was never a question in my mind. I'd do whatever it took," Nici said.
While driving down Highway 46 in Sorrento, Nici saw a wild bobcat in the grass. Except, the wild bobcat wasn't acting very wild.
He wasn't really moving at all, likely hit by a car.
Nici called Skip for help. He brought his truck and loaded the bobcat in, which was the easy part because Read More
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Those of us who grew up in the Conejo Valley may remember a place called Jungleland, a wild animal park that offered animal rides, exhibits and wild animal shows. Truly a unique place, Jungleland drew people from all areas, including celebrities, and essentially helped put Thousand Oaks on the map.Those of us who were fortunate enough to have visited this marvelous place may recall seeing a big cat show, where ferocious wild lions came charging into a steel arena only to be halted by the snapping whip of a courageous lion trainer, that man being Read More