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Florida: Jaguar, 7, dies at Brevard Zoo

BY WAYNE T. PRICE • FLORIDA TODAY • November 22, 2009 VIERA — A nearly weeklong struggle to save the life of Xinca, a 7-year-old male jaguar at the Brevard Zoo, ended Saturday morning."He was one of the more unusual animals here," said Keith Winsten, executive director of the Brevard Zoo. "Jaguars are very powerful cats and often difficult to manage. But he was wonderful."Zoo personnel chemically immobilized Xinca, pronounced "Ching Ka," Tuesday for routine medical procedures, which included a complete physical, dental exam and a sperm sample Read More

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Ontario: "Province-wide law needed to protect animals"

By NTW EditorialEditorialNov 06, 2009It's astounding to think that in an era when we're supposed to be more enlightened about the welfare of animals and the frailty of many species because of the environmental carnage caused by humans, Ontario has no province-wide law covering the keeping of exotic animals.Instead, the protection of species ranging from elephants and aardvarks to primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees is left to a mishmash of municipal bylaws scattered across this province.Many municipalities have no such law, meaning there is Read More

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Ontario city drafts exotic animal bylaw after lions, jaguar found

Exotic animal draft bylaw ready for inputThoroldNov 06, 2009Owning a wide array of exotic animals ranging from elephants and lions to gorillas, poisonous snakes and aardvarks could soon be illegal for most people in Thorold.That's because the city, through the Lincoln County Humane Society, has a new draft bylaw regulating the keeping and care of animals. The bylaw is not yet approved by city council.The bylaw, which people will be able to provide input into up to and including the Nov. 17 city council meeting, was drafted in the wake of the revelation Read More

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Miami MetroZoo jaguar dies during surgery

Miami MetroZoo jaguar dies during surgeryPublished: Nov. 20, 2009 at 12:15 PMMIAMI, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Miami MetroZoo said one of its two jaguars died while undergoing surgery for a stomach problem.Zoo spokesman Ron Magill said Palenque the jaguar died Wednesday, The Miami Herald reported Friday.A necropsy was performed but results were pending.Magill said the 129-pound male jaguar was kept separate from Miami MetroZoo's other jaguar, Reina, because jaguars are solitary animals that traditionally take time to adjust to one another."If Read More

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Pennsylvania town to vote on exotic pet ordinance

On the listBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: November 3, 2009Freeland Council continued its meeting to December so it can vote on a proposed exotic pet ordinance.The ordinance stems from an incident last week, when two pet pythons were reported missing from an Adams Street home, which alarmed several neighbors enough to ask council to ban some pets considered dangerous.Anyone that keeps a pet defined as exotic or wild by the proposed ordinance is subject to a $1,000 fine, 30 days in prison or both, for each day the violation exists.The Read More
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