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Victory for jaguars in U.S. – N.Y. Times

January 13, 2010In Reversal, Jaguar Habitat Will Be ProtectedBy LESLIE KAUFMANAfter more than a decade of resistance, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that it would reverse previous decisions and protect the habitat of the jaguar.The sleek, ferocious cats have been listed since 1997 as endangered, the highest level of peril for a wild species. Still, the government has never designated critical habitat for the jaguar or come up with a formal recovery plan, steps that are commonly taken under the Endangered Species Act.The federal government Read More

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Nepal: Increase in number of rescued leopards, other wildlife strains resources

No place for rescued animalsPRAGATI SHAHI KATHMANDU, DEC 24 - Due to the lack of a refuge for wild animals found abandoned or injured, the Central Zoo located is having a hard time playing the role of an orphanage centre, officials said. “Rescues of wild animals, especially leopards, are increasing in recent years inside the Capital due to fragmentation and habitat disturbance. Due to the lack of proper department for the animals, the zoo has become a dumping site for them,” says Sarita Jynwali, project manager at the Zoo.Six common leopards Read More

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Young bobcat a star at South Georgia park

By Mark DavisThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution12:47 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2009Chet Powell, who knows a few things about animals, has a rule: Never, ever, bother May. Not while she’s eating, anyway.If you do, make sure you count your fingers first. She’s quick, and unapologetic, just like any adolescent bobcat.May the bobcat is the resident star of Reed Bingham State Park in South Georgia. She came to the park in spring, a tiny thing with eyes tightly shut, shaky and barely alive. But oh, what a difference a few months of hand-feedings make.“She Read More

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India: "Misplaced sympathy may cost us our leopards"

Karnataka - MysoreSpecial CorrespondentTwo leopard cubs 'rescued' from sugarcane field MYSORE: It is a plea that has fallen on deaf ears. Not to pick up leopard cubs left behind by the mother that may have gone foraging for food. But yet again, a few youngsters from Arasinakere in Jayapura hobli of Mysore taluk picked up two leopard cubs found in a sugarcane field and promptly brought them to the Mysore zoo on Thursday.And the zoo authorities turned down the request to harbour the cubs following which the cubs were shifted to the Aranya Bhavan. Read More

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India: 3 leopard cubs will go to zoo if mother doesn’t turn up

3 leopard cubs found abandonedTNN 22 November 2009, 09:45pm ISTCHIKMAGALUR: Three leopard cubs were found abandoned at Ganeshapura near Hadikere in Tarikere taluk and was later rescued by the forest department.The cubs, abandoned by its mother, was spotted by a villager on his way to his farm. He, along with some villagers, immediately informed the range forest officer Jayanna who rushed to the spot and rescued the spotted felony cubs.The forest department staff placed the cubs in the same spot with a hope that its mother would return to find its Read More
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