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

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

Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

A male and female Amur leopard are due to arrive at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. A specially built enclosure, that covers a large section of the 105-hectare park in the Cairngorms, has recently been completed to house the pair. But the leopards, which live in the wild in … Continue reading Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 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, 02 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 2017

New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

In a joint press release issued last week by Freeland and Panthera revealed a “new scientific survey confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand in over 15 years. Conducted in partnership by Freeland and Panthera with support from … Continue reading New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 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, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

A tiger cub used as a photo prop at Jatim Park zoo in the city of Batu, East Java attacked a 4-year-old kindergartner just before a photo session, severely injuring her. The incident reportedly occurred last Tuesday afternoon. The victim, identified by her initials TAP, was on a school field trip at the popular East … Continue reading Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

The United States Department of Agriculture ordered Dade City’s Wild Things to end its tiger cub swimming encounters and pay a $21,000 fine for exposing the animals to “rough or excessive public handling.” Located in Dade City, Florida, Wild Things swimming with tiger encounters broke the law by allowing the tigers to be harmed during … Continue reading Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”