Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

On August 19th, the FWC discovered a new litter of kittens: one male and one female belonging to Mom FP239. The kittens are now approximately 2 months old. The FWC reported the loss of four panthers during the month of August: On August 13th, a 12-year-old male was struck by a vehicle at Mile Marker … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

Jaguars from the Texas Zoo relocated to Dallas

Two jaguars from the Texas Zoo in Victoria found shelter in Dallas as the zoo damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rebuilds, The Dallas News reported last week. Other institutions around Texas took in other animals until things return to normal. The Zoo said on Facebook Live that it expects the majority of its animals … Continue reading Jaguars from the Texas Zoo relocated to Dallas

Tigers struck and killed by trains in India

News outlets in India reported last month, a mutilated carcass of an 18-month-old tiger was found near the Bichia Gate railway track, in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. The tiger was killed on the spot by a speeding passenger train. According to the Forest Department, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the … Continue reading Tigers struck and killed by trains in India

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to bring it into the United States in his 2017 Chevy Camaro, according to news reports. Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger into the United States after U.S. … Continue reading Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

Former circus tiger shot and killed in Henry County, Georgia neighborhood

Hours after a tiger rummaged through a Henry County neighborhood, attacked a dog and was shot and killed by police, local and state authorities found its owner, the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) reported last Wednesday. Feld Entertainment, Inc. said a circus presenter owned Suzy, the 6-year-old Bengal tiger that managed to escape from the fleet, … Continue reading Former circus tiger shot and killed in Henry County, Georgia neighborhood

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 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, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

Top Environmental Protection Agency official resigns over direction of agency under Trump The Hill reported a top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned last Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 08.04.17

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage. The FWC is interested in photos of panthers or their tracks. Anyone lucky … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 08.04.17

Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Sanctuaries based in Namibia and Kenya offered to take wild animals owned by wealthy people in the UAE following an amnesty period that allowed animals to be rehomed. The deadline was July 1st; one of the largest havens for rescued cheetahs say they have yet to be contacted despite efforts to form links with private … Continue reading Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo

An animal welfare group rescued nine exotic animals—endangered lions, tigers and bears—from a devastated Zoo near the Syrian city of Aleppo, successfully evacuating them to Turkey. The international animal welfare organization Four Paws, which in April saved three year-old lion Simba, and Lula the bear from the Iraqi city of Mosul, extracted three lions, two … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo