WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured

July 31, 2016: News outlets in the UK report the Carpathian lynx, aka Flaviu was captured on Saturday morning. They tracked him to farmland where he caught four lambs. Zoo staff believe he was adapting to his conditions and learning to hunt, prompting them to bait him into a trap. Flaviu was discovered near the … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured

Final Methodology for Prioritizing and Addressing Endangered Species Act Status Review

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday, its final methodology for improving the way it identifies and prioritizes pending Endangered Species Act (ESA) status reviews, the scientifically rigorous process the agency uses to determine whether a species warrants federal protection. The new approach will allow the Service to be more strategic in how … Continue reading Final Methodology for Prioritizing and Addressing Endangered Species Act Status Review

Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country, NEWS24 AFP reported. One-year-old Queen was severely malnourished and broke two of her legs trying to jump off a couch when she was rescued by rights … Continue reading Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra

A wildlife reserve and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra were declared the country’s newest national park as part of the festivities for World Environment Day, according to a new article on Mongabay. Zamrud National Park is located in the Siak district of Riau province, whose vast peat swamp zones have been … Continue reading Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra

Dartmoor’s Zoo Lynx Update

The Independent UK reports an unidentified individual with expertise in tracking down wild animals volunteered his services to Dartmoor Zoo to help find Flaviu the lynx that escaped from the Zoo in early July. The professional animal tracker is prowling six square miles of countryside around the zoo, using cutting-edge heat detecting equipment in an … Continue reading Dartmoor’s Zoo Lynx Update

Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site

From the Lynx UK Trust ~ July 25, 2016 It was just over a year ago that the Lynx UK Trust announced their hopes to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to the British Isles. Suggesting five potential sites for a trial reintroduction they introduced many people to these mysterious and beautiful forest cats that shy away from … Continue reading Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site

Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run

Last week we reported on Flaviu, the lynx that escaped from the Dartmoor Zoo just hours after his arrival earlier this month, is still on the run. Benjamin Mee, the Zoo’s owner, believes Flaviu will not venture far as there is plenty of easily accessible food in the form of rabbits and birds. In an … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run

Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas

A new study: Individual and Population Level Resource Selection Patterns of Mountain Lions Preying on Mule Deer along an Urban-Wildland Gradient, published in the journal PLOS One, indicates that mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are hunting their favorite prey: mule deer in the surrounding urban areas. The data in the … Continue reading Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas

Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

UK media outlets reported last week that a lioness at Scotland’s biggest safari park was euthanized after the pride leader bit her spine. Saskia, a 20-year-old lioness, died at Blair Drummond Safari Park last month; however details about the incident and her death have only just emerged. Saskia was attacked by Zulu, a male member … Continue reading Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine