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Orphaned Oregon cougar will go to Texas zoo

Orphaned cougar found near Springfield, Ore.by KVAL.com staffPORTLAND, Ore. -- A 10-week-old male orphan cougar cub found last week near Springfield, Ore., has found a new home in Texas thanks to the Oregon Zoo.Within hours of the male cub's arrival, Oregon Zoo keeper and resident puma expert Michelle Schireman had found a zoo eager to adopt the baby. Located in Tyler, Texas, the Caldwell Zoo is "very excited to have the cub heading their way for the holidays," Schireman said.The male cub, who Oregon Zoo keepers describe as "very handsome and feisty," Read More

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Austria: Escaped lynx has been spotted

Jäger sind zahmem Luchs auf den Fersen08. Dezember 2009, 19:13Wildkatze "Pankraz", seit Wochen auf der Flucht, bei Hinterstoder gesichtetLinz - Anfang November verschwand er aus einem drei Meter hohen Gehege, nun wurde "Pankraz" wieder gesichtet. Der zahme Luchs soll mit einem Sender versehen und in den Tierpark Haag in Niederösterreich gebracht werden.Die dreijährige Katze, Anfang 2009 im Nationalpark Kalkalpen ausgewildert, hat im Oktober bei Hinterstoder versucht, einem Jäger ein geschossenes Hirschkalb abzuluchsen - der STANDARD berichtete. Read More

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New rescues arrive at Drakenstein Lion Park in South Africa

Drakenstein Lion ParkNew Rescues Arrive - 10-12-2009 Perita, Aneta and Suzanna arrived at the sanctuary late afternoon on 10-12-2009 after an epic journey from Romania. Their rescue and relocation was plagued by logistical problems, they were expected to arrive on 2nd December, but had to turn back shortly after the start of their journey. Frantic arrangements were made to reschedule for arrival on 9th December, but this also had to be postponed for a day later. We all breathed a great sigh of relief when they finally arrived!The three lionesses Read More

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Calif. zoo’s black leopard euthanized

Chaffee Zoo's black leopard dies Posted at 10:33 PM on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009The Fresno BeeKalika, a 19-year-old female black leopard, was euthanized Thursday at Fresno Chaffee Zoo following extensive treatment for renal failure, zoo officials said."One of the saddest aspects of working in a zoo is when these difficult decisions have to be made," zoo Director Scott Barton said. "Kali lived a good, long life, and we're happy our guests were able to appreciate how amazing leopards are through her living here."Kalika was born in the Houston Zoo in Read More

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Ariz. zoo with ocelots, cougars, bobcats is major tourist attraction

Tucson boasts state's second largest tourist attraction By Lee Allen, Inside Tucson BusinessPublished on Friday, December 11, 2009 The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum entices visitors from around the world with the promise of "a new discovery with every visit." For a tourist attraction that's been around since 1952, staff and volunteers work hard to stay true to their promise."We're open 365 days of the year, no exceptions," says Visitor Services Supervisor Linda Meschino. "We get about half a million visitors annually, making us the second-most popular Read More