Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On May 8th FWC reported collecting the remains of a 3-4 year old female panther UCFP308 on CR832, 5 mi East of OSSF in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicular collision. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 13. Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Five lions flee from Kruger National Park

Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border last Tuesday for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park. The animals broke free from the Kruger Park last Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people. “We believe it is five … Continue reading Five lions flee from Kruger National Park

Circus lion’s life is sparred after attacking trainer

A trainer was wounded after a lion attacked him during a performance at the Buffalo Circus in Doullens, France on May 7th, according to video and a statement from the circus. The trainer, who French media identified as 35-year-old Steeve Loberot, suffered wounds to his head and throat. He was able to escape from the … Continue reading Circus lion’s life is sparred after attacking trainer

Tiger Dispatch: India

The remains of two tiger cubs were found in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve last Wednesday; three years after poachers killed a big cat in the same reserve. The locals who saw the carcasses suspected poaching, but the forest officials claimed that an adult tiger had killed the cubs. “Two cubs, a male and a female, … Continue reading Tiger Dispatch: India

Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

According to The Straits Times, Asia may have seen its share of pet cafes, but none quite with the menagerie offered in Thailand. Aided by relaxed laws and a thriving wildlife market, at least four exotic pet cafes have sprung up recently around the capital. Animal activists, however, fear this trend will feed demand for … Continue reading Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

Federal and local authorities are investigating whether the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Elbert County violated laws last month when it euthanized all 11 of its wild animals. Special agents at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office to find out what happened. The investigation into Lion’s Gate Sanctuary … Continue reading Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 May 2017

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, 07 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 May 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 05.05.17

Questions loom over U.S. exiting The Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement seeks to limit planetary warming by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases from burning fossil fuels. The Agreement was negotiated and agreed to by approximately 200 counties in 2015. The United States committed to reducing its emissions by 26 to 28 percent … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 05.05.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission With milder temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Dental analysis shines new light on the legendary man-eating Lions of Tsavo

Vanderbilt University’s David Salisbury reports An analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary “man-eating lions of Tsavo” reveals that it wasn’t desperation that drove them to terrorize a railroad camp in Kenya more than a century ago. “Our results suggest that preying on people was not the lions’ last resort, rather, … Continue reading Dental analysis shines new light on the legendary man-eating Lions of Tsavo