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S.F. wants $75,000 back from tiger attack survivor

By TERRY COLLINS – 2 days ago SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials want a survivor of a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo to reimburse the city more than $75,000 for his medical treatment and are asking that the money come out of any cash settlement the victim may receive.The city cited regulations that let liens for city-funded medical care be placed against damages recovered in wrongful injury or death cases.The tax department said in a lien filed this week in federal court that Kulbir Dhaliwal has yet to pay for medical treatment provided by Read More

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N.Y. nature center takes abandoned "pet" cougar

Mountain Lions Attract VisitorsA pair of big cats is star attraction at N.Y. animal preserve.Posted: Dec. 17, 2008, 3 a.m. ESTThe Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve on Long Island, N.Y., is the new home of Morgan, a 14-month-old male mountain lion from a zoo in Puerto Rico, and 8-year-old Simba, who was rescued from a veterinary clinic where his owners had abandoned him. Now, the pair lives together like brothers, with the younger Morgan playfully teasing his older "sibling," Newsday reports.The pair is on display with the rest of the Read More

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White lion cubs born in Belgrade zoo

Belgrade zoo celebrates lions' birthUpdated: 17:38, Thursday December 11, 2008A zoo in Belgrade is celebrating the birth of two rare white lion cubs.The tiny animals have been taking their first tentative steps around their cage, and getting to know mum and dad. White lions are a genetic rarity, and most now live in zoos where they're bred deliberately for their colour.http://www.skynews.com.au/news/article.aspx?id=286014-------Learn more about big cats and Big Cat Rescue at http://bigcatrescue.org Read More

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Drive underway to help save lion in Romanian zoo

By Susie Boniface, sundaymirror.co.uk 30/11/2008 Animal lovers have launched a race against time to save the sight of Bella the lioness - and give her a new life.Three lions who shared her prison in a decaying Romanian zoo were rescued last year and taken to a wildlife sanctuary. Tragically, seven-year-old Bella had to stay behind because she was virtually blind.Now the animal charity Born Free is hoping to raise £22,000 to pay for an operation to remove the cataract in her remaining eye and fly her to Africa.Space has been found for her there Read More
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