Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

After months of rehabilitation in Jordan, Simba and Saeed arrived safely at Lion’s Rock, a big cat sanctuary in South Africa’s Free State province. The young lions were picked up last year from the conflict-ravaged cities of Mosul and Aleppo. The rescued lions were trained for weeks in preparation for their un-sedated, 33-hour journey by … Continue reading Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

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

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 April 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, 23 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 April 2017

Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid

Amid the ruins of the civil war-ravaged city of Aleppo, Syria, are the remnants of what was once a zoo—and some animals are still there, The Dodo reports. Two skeletal tigers, two bears and several monkeys have been trying to survive in their cages at the zoo known as Aalim al-Sahar or The Magic World. … Continue reading Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid