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Chile: Zoo holds contest to name 3 tiger cubs

Inician concurso para bautizar tres ejemplares de tigres de bengala en Parque Zoológico Concepción20/10/2009 17:07CONCEPCIóN, Chile, Oct 20 (UPI) -- El Parque Zoológico Concepción abrió este martes un concurso para bautizar a los tres ejemplares de tigres de bengala variedad canela, que llegaron al recinto provenientes del Zoológico Metropolitano de Santiago.Se trata de dos machos y una hembra, hermanos que tienen 14 semanas de edad y que pertenecerán al zoológico penquista ubicado en sector de Valle Nonguén, el que cuenta con cerca de Read More

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Two lions kill deer at National Zoo

At the zoo, no escape for a deer in the lions' denBy Martin WeilWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, November 9, 2009A deer that jumped a wall at the National Zoo was fatally injured by two lions Sunday as dozens of startled spectators looked on.Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson described the incident as highly unusual. It began about 2:50 p.m. as visitors lined the perimeter wall of an enclosure that contained two female lions, and it involved a deer that may have entered from Rock Creek Park."Everyone was cheering, 'Go, go, go' " to encourage Read More

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Two exotic cats escape from former home of breeder

Bobcat captured at former home of breederBy Ashley Meeks Sun-News reporterPosted: 11/07/2009 12:00:00 AM MSTLAS CRUCES - A bobcat was captured at the former home of an exotic cat breeder Thursday and another large cat is still on the loose, according to Doña Ana Sheriff's Department investigators.The bobcat was isolated in a tree and shot with a tranquilizer dart to capture it without injury, after which it was transported to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley, and is expected to be sent to a sanctuary, said Doña Ana County Animal Read More

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Florida: Tired of your lion? Give it up

The Tampa TribunePublished: November 7, 2009Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission workers are holding an amnesty event today where unwanted nonnative pets can be handed over with no questions asked.The program is offered only a few times a year in cities across the state. Today's event at Busch Gardens is co-sponsored by the city of Plant City. Exotic pets may be brought to the parking lot at the northeast corner of McKinley Drive and Bougainvillea Avenue, between Adventure Island and Busch Gardens, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.The goal Read More

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Missing animals and unexplained deaths at Texas facility

Animal Wrongs Missing animals and unexplained deaths dethrone 'The Lyin' Queen' By Enrique LopeteguiOn July 10, a white Bengal tiger named Vi Vi died at the Wildlife Animal Orphanage, a sanctuary for retired research primates, discarded big-game pets, and an assortment of other castoffs located in Northwest Bexar County. Less than a year old, she had arrived at the orphanage in February from the Rio Grande Valley to some minor media fanfare, during which WAO's veterinarian reported that "Vi Vi appears to be in good health."Then, just a few months Read More
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