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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

Seoul zoo tigers on the move

A group of Siberian tigers currently exhibited at a local zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, will be transferred to a government-owned arboretum this summer, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, The Korean Herald reported. Selected tigers at the Seoul Zoo will be relocated to a 48,000-square-meter forest designed to simulate a … Continue reading Seoul zoo tigers on the move

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 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, 23 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 April 2017

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

Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued

Last week a lion and a bear who spent months starving in the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul finally started a new life at a rehabilitation center in Jordan. Simba the lion and Lula the bear were held in the Montazah Al-Morour zoo as fighting engulfed the city, and were trapped in damaged cages without … Continue reading Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued