USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is reviewing the endangered status of the Florida panther. The panther, Florida’s state animal, has been on the endangered list since the list was first enacted in 1967. Federal rules require the agency to review the status of each endangered or threatened species every five years, … Continue reading USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status

Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Researchers with the National Park Service and biologists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found the young animal at a den site. Her mother is P-23 a popular mountain lion and researchers suspect the kitten’s father may be P-23’s half-brother, P-30. The two animals were documented traveling together for three days, and three … Continue reading Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette reported last week Johannesburg Zoo and City Parks spokesperson, Jenny Moodley explained that one of the lions, Letaba, a young male white lion was donated to the zoo about two-and-a-half years ago. She added that white lions carry a recessive gene which gives them their appearance. “Unfortunately through the practice of … Continue reading Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, according to a new study, “The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation,” published last month in the Journal Proceedings of the National … Continue reading Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas

A new study: Individual and Population Level Resource Selection Patterns of Mountain Lions Preying on Mule Deer along an Urban-Wildland Gradient, published in the journal PLOS One, indicates that mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are hunting their favorite prey: mule deer in the surrounding urban areas. The data in the … Continue reading Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas