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Most Indian circuses disregard ban on using big cats

This circus still has a tusk force Express FeaturesFirst Published : 22 Dec 2009 07:33:58 AM ISTLast Updated : 22 Dec 2009 10:33:12 AM ISTBANGALORE: Your 'favourite' (or so they claim) Gemini Circus is back in the city.And so are the elephants.Wondering what happened to the recent notification according to which the elephants cannot be kept in zoos? Mind you, the definition of zoos includes circus also in the Wildlife Protection Act.What about Bollywood bimbette Celina Jaitley's sincere attempts to save these elephants in captivity? "After coming Read More

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N.Z. facility’s cheetah cubs survive early setback

Park's cheetah cubs flourish after early setbackBy SAM SACHDEVA - The PressLast updated 05:00 19/12/2009Orana Wildlife Park's abandoned cheetah cubs are now bigger and bolder and about to mark their first Christmas together.When Cango, Shomari, Kunjuka and Mazza were rejected by their mother shortly after their birth in April, park keepers had to work around the clock to ensure their survival.Exotic mammals head keeper Graeme Petrie said the animals were thriving."They're putting on a lot of weight and conditioning. I'll come back after a weekend Read More

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Miss World contestants pose with lion cubs, cheetahs in South Africa

NOTE: Learn more about the "play with cubs" industry in South Africa here: http://www.lionrescue.org.za/playwithcubs.htmGibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino named new Miss World at glittering pageantBy: NKEMELENG NKOSI Associated Press12/12/09 11:38 PM PST JOHANNESBURG JOHANNESBURG — Kaiane Aldorino from Gibraltar was named the new Miss World at a glittering two-hour pageant that put South Africa in the spotlight and featured traditional dancers and drummers.The leggy brunette, dressed in white-lace evening gown, was crowned as silver confetti rained Read More

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H1N1 virus found in California cheetah

Safari West does not appear on the list of accredited facilities on the AZA website.Swine Flu Found in California CheetahA California cheetah was the first in the world to come down with swine flu. Now scientists are studying how the big cat caught the virus and what this could mean for other zoo animals, pets and people.By: Kelley WeissWed Dec 9, 2009(Sacramento, CA)Nancy Lang says in the last twenty years she's been running the Safari West Wildlife Preserve she's seen animals get sick…but not with the flu. "This is the first time, we were stunned." Read More
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