Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Last week, media outlets reported that border patrol agents on the U.S./Mexico border made a shocking discovery when they came across an abandoned black duffle bag: a male tiger cub. While on duty, the agents saw three people attempting to enter the Unites States illegally, through Brownsville, Texas. The men dropped the bag as they … Continue reading Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Earlier this month the Bengal tiger cub that was rescued from a smuggler last summer at the U.S./Mexico border underwent surgery to fix an intestinal obstruction and other medical issues. The outlook for Moka was positive immediately following the surgery, which was deemed necessary after the male cub fell acutely ill, the San Diego Union-Tribune … Continue reading Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

A California teen was sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense attorney for 18 year old Luis Valencia told the court in San Diego before his sentencing that his client had had a lapse in judgment and wanted the endangered tiger as a pet. But prosecutors … Continue reading Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

Tiger cub discovered in express-mail

Earlier this month, someone tried to express-mail a tiger cub in Mexico. The cub was found sedated and packed into a sealed plastic tub by inspectors using a sniffer dog. Officials say the young tiger was healthy overall, but dehydrated from the experience. Though the tiger’s ownership papers were in order, the shipping method was … Continue reading Tiger cub discovered in express-mail

Villagers beat young tiger to death in Gulishakhali

Bangladesh bdnews24 reported on January 24th that locals ganged up on and encircled the young tiger beating it to death. The 6 foot 4 inch long cub was just a little over two years old, local forest official Mahmudul Hassan said. According to the Union Parishad Chairman, Abdur Rahim Banchu, the incident took place at … Continue reading Villagers beat young tiger to death in Gulishakhali

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 2018

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 January 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07 January 2018

National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego

Two captive tiger cubs—a Sumatran tiger, from the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the other, presumably a Bengal tiger are being cared for at the San Diego Zoo. The cubs were born within a week of each other in July, and will grow up together the San Diego Zoo. Craig Saffoe, curator of Great Cats … Continue reading National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 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, 10 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 2017

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

Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, was killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. His death occurred near Hwange National Park, close to the site of his father’s 2015 killing. Researchers were monitoring Xanda, who was wearing an electronic collar at the time of his death. The … Continue reading Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter