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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 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, 09 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 April 2017

Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette reported last week Johannesburg Zoo and City Parks spokesperson, Jenny Moodley explained that one of the lions, Letaba, a young male white lion was donated to the zoo about two-and-a-half years ago. She added that white lions carry a recessive gene which gives them their appearance. “Unfortunately through the practice of … Continue reading Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 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, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

The United States Department of Agriculture ordered Dade City’s Wild Things to end its tiger cub swimming encounters and pay a $21,000 fine for exposing the animals to “rough or excessive public handling.” Located in Dade City, Florida, Wild Things swimming with tiger encounters broke the law by allowing the tigers to be harmed during … Continue reading Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

A South African Tourism campaign in the halls of International Arrivals of OR Tambo, in Johannesburg is going to be removed—Airports Company South Africa confirmed— admitting it sends the wrong message to arriving tourists. Images in the campaign depict a wild African landscape, as well as a family of four sitting and playing with lion … Continue reading SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

On January 5, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported a fluffy, blue-eyed mountain lion known as P-52 was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway—the same freeway where his mother was killed last month. The 7-month-old kitten died a few miles away from where his mother, P-39, was hit and killed … Continue reading Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

Endangered Amur tiger tied up for photo ops

Chinese animal trainers were caught tying up an endangered tiger for spectators to take pictures with at a circus show, the Daily Mail UK reported last Monday. A shocking video of the scenes appeared on Chinese news websites. In the video, the Amur Tiger, a protected species in China, got its body and limbs tied … Continue reading Endangered Amur tiger tied up for photo ops