Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

Federal and local authorities are investigating whether the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Elbert County violated laws last month when it euthanized all 11 of its wild animals. Special agents at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office to find out what happened. The investigation into Lion’s Gate Sanctuary … Continue reading Animal sanctuary under investigation for euthanizing its wild animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

A wildlife sanctuary in Elbert County, Colorado euthanized 11 large animals because of flooding concerns and after the board of commissioners denied a relocation permit. Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said it humanely put down five bears, three lions and three tigers. Co-owner Joan Laub said it was done because of flooding on the property made it … Continue reading Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

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

Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

On April 7th the ACR mountain lion research team announced the discovery of three 10-day old mountain lion kittens belonging to P1, a female mountain lion enlisted in their research study. The den was located the Glen Ellen-Kenwood vicinity of Sonoma County. The team was able to capture photos and video of the tiny lions … Continue reading Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid

Amid the ruins of the civil war-ravaged city of Aleppo, Syria, are the remnants of what was once a zoo—and some animals are still there, The Dodo reports. Two skeletal tigers, two bears and several monkeys have been trying to survive in their cages at the zoo known as Aalim al-Sahar or The Magic World. … Continue reading Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid

Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

According to a report published last week by Mongabay’s Indonesia team, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry announced that hidden cameras had confirmed the presence of Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in Cikepuh, a wildlife sanctuary along the island’s southern coast. The animals, listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, were previously believed to … Continue reading Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 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, 15 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 January 2017

Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession

The Guardian reports: Since taking office in 2011 the current president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, turned the former Soviet Republic into a center point for snow leopard conservation and research. Just two years ago, Shamshy was a concession for high-paying trophy hunters looking to bag an ibex. Today, it’s protecting those prey animals that snow … Continue reading Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 December 2016

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, 04 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 December 2016