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Ohio zoo staff in UAE to further sand cat breeding program

Cute, but no cuddly kittyTom DuraliaLast Updated: October 18. 2009 7:12PM UAE / October 18. 2009 3:12PM GMTThe sand cat, an animal so stealthy it is rarely seen, looks as if it is made to comfort and be comforted; a cat for the lap, not the extremes of a lonely desert. Even its claws are dull.But dhubs and vipers know better.First of all, it is unlikely that a dhub lizard finds anything other than another spiny-tail remotely cute. Secondly, the fluffy sand cat, forged on the anvil of desolation, as it were, eats them for breakfast.Despite a superficial Read More

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Spanish film about Iberian lynx seeks a place in the U.S.

'El Lince Perdido', una aventura animada de España que busca espacio en EEUU9/06/2009 - 11:36Si varias generaciones crecieron sabiendo que el Oso Yogi vivía en el parque estadounidense de Yellowstone, por qué no un lince ibérico puede enseñarle al mundo sus peripecias en Doñana, el parque andaluz donde transcurre 'El Lince Perdido', una cinta de animación hecha en España bajo la producción de Antonio Banderas."Imagínate qué risa si un día viene un americano de Wisconsin hasta este parque porque ha visto la película y llega hasta Doñana Read More

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Animated film about Iberian lynx considered for Oscar nomination

NOTE: The Spanish film, "El lince perdido" (English: "The Missing Lynx") ended up not being one of the 5 Oscar nominees for Animated Feature Film. It had previously won a Goya, which is Spain's equivalent of an Oscar.20 films vie for animated OscarPublished: Nov. 11, 2009 at 2:32 PMBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Twenty movies were submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, it was announced in Los Angeles Wednesday.Oscar nominations are to be revealed Feb. 2 in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Read More

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India: Two smugglers held with leopard skins

Dehradun, Dec 22 (PTI) Two smugglers were arrested along with five leopard skins and other animal parts in Haridwar, police today said.Somwari Lal and Jodh Singh, both residents of Uttarkashi district were arrested yesterday when following a tip-off at Chandichowk area.On checking their bags, five skins, teeth and bones of leopards were recovered, police said adding that the smugglers had purchased skins and other parts of leopards from some Nepali citizens in Uttarkashi and had come to Haridwar to sell them to a person from New Delhi.They also Read More

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The state of Vietnam’s tiger population

The vital safeguarding of Vietnams tigersNovember 27, 2009 about News, Sci-TechHow many tigers does Vietnam have? It’s a matter that is troubling the experts and there is no definitive answer says Dr Scott Roberton from the Wildlife Conservation Society on November 24.Dr. Roberton confirmed that according to a recent survey by Education for Nature – Vietnam and the Environmental Police department, Vietnam has 97 tigers in captivity, but numbers of tigers in the wild, are thought to be anywhere between 20 and 100.He said that while it is relatively Read More