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

Bristol Zoo fundraiser proves good for business but not for its lions

The Independent UK reports the Bristol zoo was criticized by a campaign group for staging an adults-only “Big Night Out” event aimed at stag and hen dos amid claims it made animals “highly stressed.” The Independent was passed undercover video footage of two lions pacing back and forth rapidly for several minutes during the Friday … Continue reading Bristol Zoo fundraiser proves good for business but not for its lions

Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

UK media outlets reported last week that a lioness at Scotland’s biggest safari park was euthanized after the pride leader bit her spine. Saskia, a 20-year-old lioness, died at Blair Drummond Safari Park last month; however details about the incident and her death have only just emerged. Saskia was attacked by Zulu, a male member … Continue reading Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, July 10, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria, England where an animal keeper was killed could close after preventable deaths of hundreds of animals was uncovered

Earlier this week the Mirror UK reported that inspectors found an alarming rate of animal deaths at the South Lakes Safari Zoo. It is also the scene of a fatal mauling of an animal keeper: 24 year-old Sarah McClay was attacked and killed by a Sumatran tiger in May 2013. Inspectors for the Barrow Council … Continue reading South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria, England where an animal keeper was killed could close after preventable deaths of hundreds of animals was uncovered

A rare Lykoi kitten found by animal rescue group in Cape Town

A rare Lykoi kitten found by an animal rescue group in Cape Town, South Africa. This extremely rare cat breed comes from a naturally occurring gene in feral cats, according to the International Cat Association. According to Tears Animal Rescue, “The cat, found under a bush, is the only natural-born Lykoi on record in South … Continue reading A rare Lykoi kitten found by animal rescue group in Cape Town