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Wildcat Facts

Wild Cat Common Name: Wildcat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: silvestris Misc.: The African Wildcat is the ancestor of the Domestic cat. This species of cat is widely distributed and has a wide variety of coat colors to help it blend into its environment. Because of that, theWildcat was originally classified as 3 distinct species, but today they are referred to as one race with 3 subspecies. One other subspecies, F.s. grampia of Scotland, Read More

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Where to find an exotic pet

December 14, 2009 3:23 PM ETDivineCarolineGrowing up, the only pet I wanted to own was a Mogwai.The adorable singing, baby-squawking, furry little star of Gremlins had everything I could want in a pet -- a cuddly and unique alternative to the average cat or dog that I was sure I could manage, even with all those pesky rules to keep my little guy from birthing or turning into, literally, a monster.Of course, my dream wasn't a reality, but it fell in line with the concept of owning a pet monkey or playing with tigers and even alligators. Movies and Read More

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Ethiopian shop owners sentenced for selling lion, other wild animal parts

Ethiopia: Courts Ambush Illegal Wildlife-Products' TradersMinassie Teshome14 December 2009Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa)The Federal First Instance courts of the Arada and Pawlos areas' criminal benches passed a verdict of 5,000 to 9,000 Br in fines, last week, against 81 defendants accused of illegal trading of wildlife products.The defendants were placed under police custody during a six-hour raid in Addis Abeba on November 25, 2009, in search of illegal wildlife articles in 115 souvenir and gift article shops located around the main post office, Read More

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Pennsylvania town passes exotic pet ordinance

Freeland's exotic pets expelled by ordinanceBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: December 4, 2009If you live in Freeland and have a pet puma - or any other animal considered exotic - you'll have to pay a fee or find it a new home.Freeland Council approved its version of an exotic pet ordinance at Thursday night's meeting.The ordinance was drafted and advertised to the public in November after two pet pythons went missing from an Adams Street home, to the fright of several people in the neighborhood. The snakes were eventually found, according 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