Nahla ~ The Conroe, Texas Tiger Part II

Nahla the Conroe Texas tiger found wandering the streets near Coral Cove Pass, was moved Wednesday to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) near Fort Worth but not before a custody hearing and an apparent attempt to steal the Bengal tiger from the city’s animal shelter. Police said a masked man with chain cutters in … Continue reading Nahla ~ The Conroe, Texas Tiger Part II

A tribute to Bev Pervan

On April 30, 2016, Bev Pervan passed away after a long painful battle with bone cancer. A remarkable woman and conservationist, Bev co-founded the Karoo Wild Center in Cape Town, the Campaign Against Canned Hunting and authored several books. She left this world with her partner in life and work Chris Mercer, her feline and … Continue reading A tribute to Bev Pervan

INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

In a press release issued by INTERPOL Environmental Crime, on Wednesday, May 4th, reported organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa. One man was arrested and warrants were issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least … Continue reading INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

China defends its record in fighting poaching

On Sunday, May 1st, the Daily Nation in Kenya reported, the Chinese government has used a summit on wildlife poaching and ivory burning in Kenya to defend its record on fighting poaching. President Xi Jinping told the conference in Nanyuki that his government was determined to change laws and increase punishment on smugglers because poaching … Continue reading China defends its record in fighting poaching

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs

The newest class of four Wildlife Detector Dogs — Dock, Dutton, Hanna and Smokey and their human partners graduated and will soon spread out across the nation to some of the busiest ports of entry for wildlife trade. There they will get to work conserving species like elephant, rhino, alligator and more. The USFWS Wildlife … Continue reading U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs

Lion at Denver Zoo humanely euthanized after medical complications

A 3-year-old lion at the Denver Zoo has died after he began having severe seizures last month, CBS Denver reported. The zoo said animal care and veterinary staff did everything they could to help the lion, named Sango, but his condition continued to worsen. After treatment did not resolve his liver problems or seizures, the … Continue reading Lion at Denver Zoo humanely euthanized after medical complications

Authorities raid exotic animal farm in Perry Township, Ohio

On Wednesday, May 4th, State officials seized 10 exotic animals, including five tigers, two pumas, two baboons and a chimpanzee, from Stump Hill Farm on Klick Road after their owner allegedly failed to obtain approval to have them. Erica Hawkins, a state spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) told local news that the … Continue reading Authorities raid exotic animal farm in Perry Township, Ohio

Pittsburgh ordinance would ban the use of wild animals in performances

The Pittsburgh City Council announced they are considering an ordinance that would ban the use of wild animals in performances. “A common question is, ‘Are we banning the circus?’ No one wants to ban wonderful memories of the circus — but we certainly do want to identify and eradicate what many see as mistreatment of … Continue reading Pittsburgh ordinance would ban the use of wild animals in performances

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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. For Sunday, May 1, 2016: ~ U.S. Submission of … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.01.16

Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals

In a National Geographic Wildlife Watch article by Scott Wallace last week featured the work and philosophy of the privately run, Wild Animal Sanctuary. Located 30 miles northeast of Denver, stretching across 720 acres, the sanctuary provides care for a staggering menagerie of nearly 400 wild animals—most of them large carnivores including African lions, U.S. … Continue reading Colorado group provides “Sanctuary” for abused captive wild animals