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The Palermo Zoo established in 1875 in Buenos Aries is closing its gates

Hundreds of animals are being set free as Buenos Aires closes its 140-year-old Palermo Zoo. This week the Latino Fox News reported the closing of the facility. Birds of prey will be the first to leave destined for a reserve along the shores of the Rio de la Plata south of the capital. The other … Continue reading The Palermo Zoo established in 1875 in Buenos Aries is closing its gates

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

Great Cats World Park under investigation by the USDA after animal keeper was bitten by white tiger

An animal keeper at the Great Cats World Park was bitten by white tiger and suffered a broken arm. Details about the incident that occurred on June 16th and other issues concerning the park were released this week in a report by Josephine County Animal Protection Officer, David Pitts. The Mail Tribune reported that two … Continue reading Great Cats World Park under investigation by the USDA after animal keeper was bitten by white tiger

Animal keeper killed by a Bengal tiger at the Terra Natura Benidrom zoological park in Alicante, Spain

The Daily Mail UK reported this week that a 37 year-old animal keeper at the Terra Natura de Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, was mauled to death by a Bengal tiger. The keeper was inside the tiger’s cage when the attack occurred. Emergency services personnel, the Red Cross, and medics, were called to the park after … Continue reading Animal keeper killed by a Bengal tiger at the Terra Natura Benidrom zoological park in Alicante, Spain

Tourists evacuate German Zoo when two adult lions managed to escape

Panicked tourists were forced to evacuate a German zoo on Wednesday when two lions managed to escape, according to the Daily Mail. The Wild Park Johannismühle Zoo in Baruth, Germany, was evacuated when the animals broke free. One male and one female lion escaped from their pens for two hours. The lioness led the charge … Continue reading Tourists evacuate German Zoo when two adult lions managed to escape

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

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 3, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question Earlier this week articles in The Hill and Reuters reported on alleged transgressions of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) with respect to issuing permits to trophy hunters to kill endangered … Continue reading The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s practices in issuing permits to trophy hunters, circuses, zoos, breeders and theme parks is called into question

Remembering Cecil

Friday, July 1, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the killing of the black-maned lion known as Cecil by an American hunter. Cecil was lured out of the Hwange National Park reserved and killed with a bow and arrow. The circumstances surrounding Cecil’s death and the public’s response is contributing to global changes in hunting … Continue reading Remembering Cecil

United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

VoA reported this week one of 16 tiger cubs seized from illegal wildlife traffickers was mostly likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand and destined for China. Tougher law enforcement and regional cooperation to combat wildlife and timber trafficking is needed in South East Asia, says the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. … Continue reading United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

More trouble for wild tigers in India

More trouble for wild tigers in India as improper monitoring and spikes in poaching are attributed to the high rate of tiger deaths in 2016 On June 27th, the Deccan Chronicle reported that the recent death of a tiger at the Achankovil Forest in Kerala has raised eyebrows as the incident sheds light in to … Continue reading More trouble for wild tigers in India