July 29, 2009 Las Vegas, NV: A white tiger that is used in a Las Vegas magic show performed a surprise disappearing act – when it escaped from its cage and went on the prowl. Terrified residents in the northwest of the city spotted the big cat wandering the streets on Thursday evening. Police and the Animal Rescue Service were alerted and the tiger was cornered in a family's back garden. Police Lt. Les Lane said the cat belonged to Fercos Brothers magic act.
Zuzana Kukol, the owner of the REXANO website that attempts to discredit those who oppose the use of big cats in circus acts, claimed to be training tigers for the 6th generation Fercos Brothers circus act in an online post to a snake owners blog. The Fercos Brothers operate out of Pahrump, NV and FL at 6155 S.W. 123rd Av Miami, FL 33183. http://www.911animalabuse.com/00abusers/zuzanakukol.htm
Fercos Brothers Circus has applied to the USFWS repeatedly in an attempt to move tigers in and out of the U.S. Big Cat Rescue always responds with letters to the USFWS explaining that circus acts do noting to protect tigers in the wild and allowing such movement is only a detriment to both the captive tigers and those in the wild. Check CatLaws.com to send a letter of your own. http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=13810331&type=CU
To see more escapes: http://bigcatrescue.org/big_cat_news.htm