Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.20.18

The FWC reported a new litter of panther kittens: one male and two females were born to Mum FP220 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The kittens are approximately five weeks old. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: One new litter was documented consisting of one male and two females for a total of three kittens … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.20.18

Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, chronicled in documentaries like “Born to Be Wild,” died on April 12th in Nairobi. She was 83. Ms. Sheldrick, a British subject was born in Africa and spent her life there, became an important voice in the movement to save the declining … Continue reading Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

On March 14th the FWC collected the remains of a 7 year old male on a private ranch in Hendry County. The cause of death is unknown. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: Twelve panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Five males and seven females. Of the twelve deaths, three were less than six … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.09.18

On February 19th the FWC collected the remains of a 5-6 year old female on CR846, east of Camp Keais Strand in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On February 22nd the FWC collected the remains of a 2 year old male on US27 west of Clewiston in Hendry County. The cause … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.09.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 02.16.18

On February 2nd the FWC collected the remains of a 3 year old female at CR835 near Dooley Grade Road in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On February 3rd the FWC collected the remains of a 5 month old male at CR835 near Dooley Grade Road in Hendry County. The cause … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 02.16.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 02.02.18

On January 30th the FWC collected the remains of a 2 and a half year old female at SR80 at LaBelle in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: Four panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: One male and three females. All four deaths were caused … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 02.02.18

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

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 01.19.18

On January 7th the FWC collected the remains of a 4 to 5 month old female on I75 near the 101 exit in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On January 8th FWC collected the remains of a 3 to 4 year old female on the Josie Billie Highway in Hendry County. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 01.19.18

India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017. While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, according to data for … Continue reading India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

The Independent reported last week that a Swedish Zoo admitted to killing surplus lion cubs because it could no longer keep them. Boras Djurpark, an animal park around 25 miles from Gothenberg, admitted to putting down nine healthy lion cubs since 2012. Bo Kjellson, chief executive of the park, said healthy animals sometimes have to … Continue reading Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs