Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

After months of rehabilitation in Jordan, Simba and Saeed arrived safely at Lion’s Rock, a big cat sanctuary in South Africa’s Free State province. The young lions were picked up last year from the conflict-ravaged cities of Mosul and Aleppo. The rescued lions were trained for weeks in preparation for their un-sedated, 33-hour journey by … Continue reading Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

A member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) told Mehr News that despite all efforts, the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah project in Iran has practically failed. Mohammad Sadegh Farhadinia, a member of the IUCN, said the number of the endangered Asiatic cheetah in Iran seems to have dropped compared to … Continue reading Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

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

Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

The Tehran Times reported on December 27th, that following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and the required measures were taken for her protection. “The cheetah, named Iran, was quickly moved to the wildlife rehabilitation center of Pardisan Park for further medical examinations,” said, Hooman Jokar, director, … Continue reading Cheetah cub saved from smugglers