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Elusive wildcat species believed extinct, spotted by camera traps

London, Jan 17 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive wildcats, believed extinct after 2003, has been spotted in pictures from camera traps. The Bornean Bay Cat, similar in size to a large domestic cat, has a long tail and either a reddish or grey coat. Three pictures showing two or three of the Bay Cats were taken in the northern highlands of Sarawak state in Borneo, Malaysia by researchers working for the forestry department, the Telegraph reports. The last pictures of the Bay Cat were taken in Lanjak Entimau wildlife sanctuary in Read More

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LaCrosse, FL Woman Healing After Rabid Bobcat Attack

Woman exposed to rabies recovers The LaCrosse resident was bitten by a bobcat By Cindy Swirko Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.A LaCrosse woman is recovering physically from an attack by a rabid bobcat, but finding the courage to go outside her house is another matter. Diana Vaughn, 51, was bit on the hand on Dec. 28 by the 25-pound bobcat as she put her hands to her neck to protect herself from the springing feline.Vaughn has gotten rabies shots and spent nine days in the hospital because the wounds Read More

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Big Cat Sanctuary Started in N Carolina

By James Carli IIFor the Salisbury PostOn a small road between Rockwell and China Grove lies a big cat rescue named Suzie’s Pride.Abutting the property on which stands the more well-known Tiger World, Suzie’s Pride is a nonprofit started by former Freightliner employees Bill and Char Cook.In 1998, the Cooks were approached by a friend about keeping a lion named Suzie in their sanctuary. From that point forward Suzie’s Pride has developed into a no-kill, no-breed facility for unwanted, abused, and neglected big cats from private owners, commercial Read More

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Will the Utica Zoo replace Minona the tiger?

Story Created: Jan 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM ESTStory Updated: Jan 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM ESTUTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of the most popular exhibits at the Utica Zoo is now empty. Minona, the zoo's only remaning Siberian Tiger had to be euthanized this week due to illness.Zoo spokesperson Beth Irons announced on Friday that Minona had to be put down due to the advanced stages of kidney disease. She lived to be eleven years old. Minona came to Utica with her sister Wingra from a zoo in Wisconsin when they were just two years old back in 2001.Irons says both Read More

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Two arrested in tiger”s killing at Sariska

PTI 10:01 PM,Jan 17,2011Alwar, Jan 17 (PTI) Two more persons were today arrested by a forest deapartment team in Sariska for their alleged involvment in the killing of a translocated tiger in the national park last year. "Bhagwanya and Kailash Gujjar were involved in the killing of ST-1 in November last year. They were caught from near Tehla village," an official said, adding the duo were being interrrogated. ST-1, one of the five tigers translocated to the reserve, was poisoned to death and the carcass of the big cat was found on the night on Read More