WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 19 November 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our 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, 19 November … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 19 November 2017

New lion attraction puts “humans” in the cage

On November 18th, South Australia’s open range zoo, Monarto, launched its Lion 360 experience where visitors walk through a tunnel and emerge within clawing range of one of Australia’s largest lion prides. Guaranteed to leave you in even more awe than when you entered. According to the zoo’s website visitors will “Enjoy a jaw-dropping, absolutely … Continue reading New lion attraction puts “humans” in the cage

The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

After a rather protracted game of hide and seek, the 18-month-old Lynx named Lilleth was unceremoniously shot dead, prompting a political blame game and a huge row over her “cruel and unnecessary” fate, The Telegraph UK reported. Tracy Tweedy, 47, co-owner of Borth Animal Kingdom, said she would fight the local council for justice “every … Continue reading The Borth Animal Kingdom Lynx shot and killed

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our 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, 12 November … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

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

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

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

Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo

An animal welfare group rescued nine exotic animals—endangered lions, tigers and bears—from a devastated Zoo near the Syrian city of Aleppo, successfully evacuating them to Turkey. The international animal welfare organization Four Paws, which in April saved three year-old lion Simba, and Lula the bear from the Iraqi city of Mosul, extracted three lions, two … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo

Joint investigation now under way in death of zookeeper

Rosa King, 34, died at the Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire, after entering a tiger enclosure last Monday. Initially police reported King’s death was “non-suspicious” and they were not investigating. However last Tuesday, a Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said a decision to collaborate on the case was made. A joint investigation by police and Huntingdonshire District … Continue reading Joint investigation now under way in death of zookeeper