Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Enormous wildcat found in Aberdeenshire Forest

The BBC News reports One of the largest wildcats ever recorded in the world is said to have been discovered by field workers in Aberdeenshire’s Clashindarroch Forest. Nicknamed the Clashindarroch Beast, the wildcat was captured on camera and is estimated to be 4 feet long—from nose to tail. The footage was gathered as part of … Continue reading Enormous wildcat found in Aberdeenshire Forest

Cougar on the move!

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the big cat is looking to set up a territory—a once unlikely sighting in southeast Wisconsin is now becoming a common event. “Prior to February 7th, we never had a cougar sighting in southeast Wisconsin ever confirmed. It is more common for cougars to be spotted in the … Continue reading Cougar on the move!

Fair Bluff, North Carolina: Planning Board considers new big cat sanctuary

[Video: WALB.com] According to The Columbus County News Reporter, a proposed big cat wildlife sanctuary is a step closer to reality. On Tuesday, March 26, 2018, the Fair Bluff Planning Board unanimously decided to recommend the town council’s approval to change the town’s zoning ordinance to permit animal sanctuaries as a conditional permitted use in … Continue reading Fair Bluff, North Carolina: Planning Board considers new big cat sanctuary

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 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, 25 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 March 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

A coalition of environmental and animal-welfare groups are challenging the Trump administration’s moves to allow the importation of the heads, hides and tusks of African elephants as hunting trophies. Four groups filed an amended lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over this month’s announcement that USFWS will begin considering … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.23.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

On March 14th the FWC collected the remains of a 7 year old male on a private ranch in Hendry County. The cause of death is unknown. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: Twelve panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Five males and seven females. Of the twelve deaths, three were less than six … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes

A new study, “Rewilding the World’s Large Carnivores,” published this month in the Royal Society Open Science, analyzes the successes and failures of carnivore reintroductions. Since their reintroduction to Yellowstone and Idaho in the 1990s, gray wolves have done so well that they’re reclaiming other parts of the northern Rockies. In the places where they … Continue reading ‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes

Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Earlier this month the Bengal tiger cub that was rescued from a smuggler last summer at the U.S./Mexico border underwent surgery to fix an intestinal obstruction and other medical issues. The outlook for Moka was positive immediately following the surgery, which was deemed necessary after the male cub fell acutely ill, the San Diego Union-Tribune … Continue reading Moka the smuggled tiger cub undergoes surgery

Venezuela’s zoo animals are starving, and a one-time actor wants to airlift them out

The Miami Herald reports from Bogotá, Colombia Picture this: A massive, C-130 Hercules cargo plane lands in western Venezuela, loads up starving and sick zoo animals in the dead of night and then transfers them to national parks around the world. That’s exactly what Raul Julia-Levy—an animal rights activist and actor who is hounded by … Continue reading Venezuela’s zoo animals are starving, and a one-time actor wants to airlift them out

Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

A business magnate caught allegedly poaching protected animals including a rare black leopard plans to build a road through a forest that is home to a host of threatened wildlife including leopards, tigers, elephants and primates. Opponents say the two-lane road would be “disastrous” and would threaten the survival of precious species in south-east Asia. … Continue reading Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards