Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

A staff member at Marakele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, Limpopo province shot and killed a male lion named Shamba after it mauled Michael Hodge, the proprietor of the facility, news outlets reported last Wednesday. A video of the mauling lit up news and social media posts. Hodge was walking in an enclosure behind the lion … Continue reading Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

Believed to be a shapeshifter critically endangered Sumatran tiger savagely tortured and killed

Remote Indonesian villagers who were becoming increasingly fearful that a shapeshifter was hiding out in their community killed and disemboweled a rare Sumatran tiger last Sunday because they thought it harnessed supernatural powers, conservation officials said. The bloodied carcass of the critically endangered big cat was photographed hanging from beams covering a public gathering space … Continue reading Believed to be a shapeshifter critically endangered Sumatran tiger savagely tortured and killed

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