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Actress’ tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton

Actress' tiger that mauled caretaker came from notorious Colton 10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 By SANDRA STOKLEY The Press-Enterprise The tiger that mauled a caretaker this week at actress Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve in Acton was one of the exotic cats relocated from Tiger Rescue, a notorious Colton sanctuary shut by state authorities in 2003.Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "The Birds," made the announcement Wednesday in an interview on KFI Radio. Harlan Boll, a Hedren spokesman, confirmed it. Tiger Read More

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Wildcats Find New Sanctuary at Shambala

Wildcats Find New Sanctuary   Shambala founder says people who buy wild animals as pets are selfish. 6/29/2006 Signal Staff ACTON — Wildcats — such as lions, tigers and bobcats — are not pets, emphasizes Tippi Hedren, founder and president of the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve located near Acton, a sanctuary that currently houses endangered exotic cats, many of which have been mistreated in the past. “Don’t ever consider a wild animal a pet,” Hedren said. “It doesn’t matter whether it is a little squirrel Read More

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Operant Conditioning at Big Cat Rescue

http://youtu.be/eH5iTBMh_O8   Operant Conditioning with Jennifer Ruszczyk and Dr. Kevin Murdock   Written in 2007. Based in Tampa, Florida, Big Cat Rescue is one of the world's largest wild cat sanctuaries. It houses nearly 150 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, servals, caracals, and sand cats. 16 of the 35 species of exotic cat are represented at the sanctuary. The 55-acre sanctuary is a permanent home to many cats that have "retired" from the animal entertainment industry. Many other wild cats have been rescued from death, Read More

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Critically Injured Amur Leopard Captured, Released

http://youtu.be/V8wImqVo46Y   A rare Amur leopard, one of an estimated 30 left in the wild, was captured in Russia and examined by conservation experts before being released. Representatives of a consortium of conservation organizations — including the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London — captured the female Amur (Panthera pardus orientalis) in south-west Primorye, a remote location in the Russian Far East, along the Chinese border. The animal was tranquilised Read More

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Joe Schreibvogel / Beth Corley at Marquette Mall Exploiting Tiger Cubs

Traveling show thrills some, troubles others   Hanna Lucas (right) and her sister, Breanna, Michigan City, spent 8 minutes playing with 10-week-old Indochinese tiger cubs Destiny and Karma on Thursday night at Marquette Mall. Here, they feed Karma, a female cub. Photo by Alicia Ebaugh   By Alicia Ebaugh Staff Writer   Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:10 PM CST MICHIGAN CITY — A traveling wild animal show featured this weekend at Marquette Mall says it’s bringing a powerful educational message Read More