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

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

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