WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 01 October 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, 01 October 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 01 October 2017

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 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, 24 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 September 2017

Arlington, Virginia bans future ownership of exotic animals as pets

The Arlington County Board last Tuesday night banned the ownership of a whole variety of species including primates, raccoons, wolves or wolf hybrids, coyotes, squirrels, foxes, leopards, tigers, lions, bears, wildcats, flightless birds (ratites), venomous snakes, and certain scorpions, centipedes and spiders. But hedgehogs and nonvenomous snakes are permitted. The measure however, contains a grandfather … Continue reading Arlington, Virginia bans future ownership of exotic animals as pets

Tiger population in India: Researchers say 2014 data cannot be compared with past census figures

The Hindu reports: There was much rejoicing when global tiger numbers rose from 3,200 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2014. However, was it a case of tiger numbers having gone up owing to improved conservation measures or was it the result of better surveys, such as deployment of more camera traps and changes in analytical … Continue reading Tiger population in India: Researchers say 2014 data cannot be compared with past census figures

Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

The Portland City Council voted unanimously last Monday night to prohibit circuses and other traveling acts from exhibiting wild and exotic animals in Maine’s largest city, citing their “cruel” handling and training. City Councilor Brian Batson proposed the ban after a handful of animal rights activists protested the Kora Shrine Circus’ annual visit to Portland … Continue reading Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban exotic animals; Greenville, NC takes up ban

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 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, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers, authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard found in a barn in Poinsett County. Zellers said the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about the animals. Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals plainly visible … Continue reading 7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

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

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