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"Variety" profiles animated film featuring Iberian lynx

Case Study: Missing LynxKandor Moon produces eco-themed toonBy EMILIANO DE PABLOSPosted: Fri., May 15, 2009, 12:56pm PTA $6 million animated feature, "Missing Lynx" is the first movie produced by Kandor Moon, a joint venture created in 2007 by Antonio Banderas' Malaga-based shingle Green Moon and Granada's studio Kandor Graphics."Missing Lynx" tells the story of a rambunctious bevy of animals fleeing a madcap millionaire's Noah's Ark. It was co-directed by Kandor partners Manuel Sicilia and Raul Garcia, a former animator for Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks. Read More

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Legislation to protect big cats in the wild advances

The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act gets overwhelming approval in House of Representatives.Posted: April 24, 2009, 3 a.m. EDTWildlife advocates are praising the recent passage of an act that seeks greater protections for endangered and iconic cat and dog species, including leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs.The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act, introduced by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., garnered overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 21. Passage of the act supports conservation programs, educational resources and Read More

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Pa.: Judge halts Genesis Wildlife Center moves and euthanizing

BY LAURA LEGERESTAFF WRITERPublished: Friday, April 10, 2009Updated: Friday, April 10, 2009 6:54 AM EDTA county judge issued court orders on Thursday temporarily blocking Genesis Wildlife Center from transferring, selling or euthanizing any of its animals and directing the facility to get back a lynx and two foxes it had transferred to an exotic animal breeder this week.Lackawanna County Judge Carmen Minora granted the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction sought by Beatrice Heveran, a lawyer and vocal critic of the center. A hearing Read More

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Nevada sanctuary marks 28th anniversay

April 1, 2009Animal Ark marks 28th anniversaryBy Bonney BrownSpecial to the Reno Gazette-JournalMoving a 500-pound bear into his new home, planning exercise time for cheetahs so they can run at 60 mph, coping with 7 feet of snow while caring for 40 large wild animals -- it might seem impossible to us, but it's all in a day's work for Diana and Aaron Hiibel, founders of Animal Ark, and their staff and volunteers.On Saturday, Animal Ark celebrates 28 years as a wildlife sanctuary and nature center, and the owners invite the public to share in the Read More

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Big Cat Rescue partners with local schools

By COURTNEY CAIRNS PASTOR | The Tampa Tribune Published: April 1, 2009 TAMPA - Your grocery bill might be $250 a day, too, if you towered over a 6-foot man and had paws the size of dinner plates. Flavio, a 20-year-old retired circus tiger, showed off his bulk Monday night when he leapt onto his hind legs to snag a quarter Read More
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