Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Translocated tigress gives birth in the Panna Tiger Reserve

Press Trust of India reported earlier this week a translocated tigress has once again given birth to three cubs in Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR), who were sighted by foresters in Madhla area in Panna district. “This is the fifth time that the translocated big cat (T-1) gave birth to cubs in the PTR where once … Continue reading Translocated tigress gives birth in the Panna Tiger Reserve

Patrons posing with lion cub in a Toronto club under investigation

Inside Toronto reported the Toronto Animal Services were called in to investigate after photos of patrons in a downtown club posing with a lion cub surfaced on Instagram. Animal Justice, a leading animal protection advocacy group, made the request of Animal Services on Friday, August, 5 after being shown the photos taken at Lavelle, a … Continue reading Patrons posing with lion cub in a Toronto club under investigation

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

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, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured

July 31, 2016: News outlets in the UK report the Carpathian lynx, aka Flaviu was captured on Saturday morning. They tracked him to farmland where he caught four lambs. Zoo staff believe he was adapting to his conditions and learning to hunt, prompting them to bait him into a trap. Flaviu was discovered near the … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured

Final Methodology for Prioritizing and Addressing Endangered Species Act Status Review

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday, its final methodology for improving the way it identifies and prioritizes pending Endangered Species Act (ESA) status reviews, the scientifically rigorous process the agency uses to determine whether a species warrants federal protection. The new approach will allow the Service to be more strategic in how … Continue reading Final Methodology for Prioritizing and Addressing Endangered Species Act Status Review

Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country, NEWS24 AFP reported. One-year-old Queen was severely malnourished and broke two of her legs trying to jump off a couch when she was rescued by rights … Continue reading Lebanon governmental campaign to protect big cats

Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra

A wildlife reserve and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra were declared the country’s newest national park as part of the festivities for World Environment Day, according to a new article on Mongabay. Zamrud National Park is located in the Siak district of Riau province, whose vast peat swamp zones have been … Continue reading Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra

Dartmoor’s Zoo Lynx Update

The Independent UK reports an unidentified individual with expertise in tracking down wild animals volunteered his services to Dartmoor Zoo to help find Flaviu the lynx that escaped from the Zoo in early July. The professional animal tracker is prowling six square miles of countryside around the zoo, using cutting-edge heat detecting equipment in an … Continue reading Dartmoor’s Zoo Lynx Update

Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site

From the Lynx UK Trust ~ July 25, 2016 It was just over a year ago that the Lynx UK Trust announced their hopes to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to the British Isles. Suggesting five potential sites for a trial reintroduction they introduced many people to these mysterious and beautiful forest cats that shy away from … Continue reading Lynx UK Trust selects Kielder and Borders as their preferred trial reintroduction site