WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 April 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, 22 April 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 April 2018

Lion tamer refused license

The BBC News reports: The UK’s last lion tamer was refused a license to use three big cats in a travelling circus. Thomas Chipperfield’s appeal against the decision, made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in July, was also dismissed in court. A DEFRA spokesman said it remained “absolute” in its … Continue reading Lion tamer refused license

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

Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

In December, Scotland passed legislation banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The bill bans the use of non-domesticated animals for performance or exhibition in travelling shows but does not apply to static circuses. MSPs unanimously signed off the ban, the first of its kind in the UK. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said … Continue reading Travelling circuses exhibiting wild animals banned in Scotland

Lynx on the loose after escaping from UK wildlife park

An escaped Eurasian lynx from a wildlife park in the United Kingdom prompted warnings not to approach the feline if spotted in the countryside. The lynx named Lilleth ran away last Sunday from the Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion, located about 100 miles south of Liverpool. Lilleth is about twice the size of a … Continue reading Lynx on the loose after escaping from UK wildlife park

Proposed lynx reintroduction

The Lynx UK Trust requested permission to introduce up to six of the big cats to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland. The Trust said the animals, which can grow to 4.2 feet in length, belong in Britain and there is a “moral obligation” to bring them back. The proposed plan would initially involve six lynx, … Continue reading Proposed lynx reintroduction

Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site

From the Lynx UK Trust ~ July 25, 2016 It was just over a year ago that the Lynx UK Trust announced their hopes to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to the British Isles. Suggesting five potential sites for a trial reintroduction they introduced many people to these mysterious and beautiful forest cats that shy away from … Continue reading Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site

Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run

Last week we reported on Flaviu, the lynx that escaped from the Dartmoor Zoo just hours after his arrival earlier this month, is still on the run. Benjamin Mee, the Zoo’s owner, believes Flaviu will not venture far as there is plenty of easily accessible food in the form of rabbits and birds. In an … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run