Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

On September 16th, the FWC collected the remains of a three-and-half year old male on SR98 in Highlands County just north of Lake Istokpoga. The cause of death was vehicle collision. Florida Panther statistics for 2017: Six new litters were documented consisting of 10 males and 7 females for a total of 17 kittens born … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

On August 19th, the FWC discovered a new litter of kittens: one male and one female belonging to Mom FP239. The kittens are now approximately 2 months old. The FWC reported the loss of four panthers during the month of August: On August 13th, a 12-year-old male was struck by a vehicle at Mile Marker … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

On July 3rd the FWC reported the recovery of a 5 year old male panther. The panther was euthanized after it was struck by a vehicle on Immokalee Road, 2 miles east of Coller Boulevard in Collier County. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 16. On June … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

67 tiger deaths in India

In just six month 67 tigers have died—and the Indian government does not know why—the New Indian Express reported early this month. In a worrying trend in the first six months this year, 11 tigers died every month, which means one tiger death reported every three days. What should concern the government more is that … Continue reading 67 tiger deaths in India

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.23.17

The FWC recovered the remains of a 2 to 3 year old male panther on June 16th. The panther died after it was struck by a vehicle on CR 846 east of Immokalee in Hendry County. On June 11th, the FWC collected the remains of a panther in Golden Gates Estates in Collier County. The … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.23.17

Joint investigation now under way in death of zookeeper

Rosa King, 34, died at the Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire, after entering a tiger enclosure last Monday. Initially police reported King’s death was “non-suspicious” and they were not investigating. However last Tuesday, a Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said a decision to collaborate on the case was made. A joint investigation by police and Huntingdonshire District … Continue reading Joint investigation now under way in death of zookeeper

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On May 8th FWC reported collecting the remains of a 3-4 year old female panther UCFP308 on CR832, 5 mi East of OSSF in Hendry County. The cause of death was vehicular collision. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 13. Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

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

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 25, 2017 the FWC documented a new litter of kittens: 1 male and 2 females belonging to Mom FP199; the age of the trio is unknown. On April 20, 2017 FWC reported collecting the remains of panther UCFP307 on CR846, 2.6 miles west of County Line Road in Collier County. The cause of … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

The carcass of T-222 or Prince was found earlier this month under mysterious circumstances. The Karnataka forest department was forced to take the step after conservationists, alleging that the animal had fallen prey to poachers, pointed out several loopholes in the previous investigation and threatened to launch an indefinite protest. The controversy has erupted at … Continue reading Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger