WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 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, 06 May 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 2018

Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Last week, media outlets reported that border patrol agents on the U.S./Mexico border made a shocking discovery when they came across an abandoned black duffle bag: a male tiger cub. While on duty, the agents saw three people attempting to enter the Unites States illegally, through Brownsville, Texas. The men dropped the bag as they … Continue reading Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Earlier this month the Bengal tiger cub that was rescued from a smuggler last summer at the U.S./Mexico border underwent surgery to fix an intestinal obstruction and other medical issues. The outlook for Moka was positive immediately following the surgery, which was deemed necessary after the male cub fell acutely ill, the San Diego Union-Tribune … Continue reading Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

A California teen was sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense attorney for 18 year old Luis Valencia told the court in San Diego before his sentencing that his client had had a lapse in judgment and wanted the endangered tiger as a pet. But prosecutors … Continue reading Teen gets six month for smuggling tiger cub from Mexico

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 February 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, 04 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 February 2018

Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

Radio Free Europe reported last Monday that the bones and skins of four Amur tigers were found in minibuses. Authorities in Russia’s Far East said they detained several people on suspicion of smuggling parts of endangered Amur tigers, brown bears, and other animals. Customs officers who searched two minibuses and a SUV that tried to … Continue reading Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

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

Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Eighteen-year-old Luis Valencia, who smuggled a Bengal tiger cub into California from Mexico last year pleaded guilty to federal charges on December 5, 2017 in San Diego. The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car last summer at a San Diego border checkpoint. Valencia told authorities he obtained the animal as … Continue reading Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

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

National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego

Two captive tiger cubs—a Sumatran tiger, from the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the other, presumably a Bengal tiger are being cared for at the San Diego Zoo. The cubs were born within a week of each other in July, and will grow up together the San Diego Zoo. Craig Saffoe, curator of Great Cats … Continue reading National Zoological Park sends its Sumatran tiger cub to be with cub in San Diego