The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

After a rather protracted game of hide and seek, the 18-month-old Lynx named Lilleth was unceremoniously shot dead, prompting a political blame game and a huge row over her “cruel and unnecessary” fate, The Telegraph UK reported. Tracy Tweedy, 47, co-owner of Borth Animal Kingdom, said she would fight the local council for justice “every … Continue reading The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

In the late afternoon of October 18, 2011, 62-year-old Terry Thompson opened the cage doors that held his private menagerie of lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other exotic animals on his farm in Zanesville, Ohio farm and set them free. He then turned a gun on himself. Reports of wild animals running loose quickly started … Continue reading A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 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, 10 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 10 September 2017

Tigers struck and killed by trains in India

News outlets in India reported last month, a mutilated carcass of an 18-month-old tiger was found near the Bichia Gate railway track, in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. The tiger was killed on the spot by a speeding passenger train. According to the Forest Department, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the … Continue reading Tigers struck and killed by trains in India

Former circus tiger shot and killed in Henry County, Georgia neighborhood

Hours after a tiger rummaged through a Henry County neighborhood, attacked a dog and was shot and killed by police, local and state authorities found its owner, the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) reported last Wednesday. Feld Entertainment, Inc. said a circus presenter owned Suzy, the 6-year-old Bengal tiger that managed to escape from the fleet, … Continue reading Former circus tiger shot and killed in Henry County, Georgia neighborhood

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 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, 23 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 2017

Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

On July 13th, BBC News reported a farmer living near Kruger National Park (KNP) shot dead one of the males when he found all three eating one of his cows, a parks spokeswoman said. He wounded another and a third ran away, Janine Raftopoulos added. A search party of rangers decided to put down the … Continue reading Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

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 killed by electric fence—farmer arrested

The Hindu reported on April 28, 2017, a sub-adult tiger that went missing from Umred-Karhandala Wildlife Sanctuary the previous week, died of electrocution in Kothurna village in Chandrapur district, a top state forest official said. The tiger died after it came in contact with an electric fence that was put up by a farmer in … Continue reading Tiger killed by electric fence—farmer arrested

Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued

Last week a lion and a bear who spent months starving in the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul finally started a new life at a rehabilitation center in Jordan. Simba the lion and Lula the bear were held in the Montazah Al-Morour zoo as fighting engulfed the city, and were trapped in damaged cages without … Continue reading Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued