Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run

Last week we reported on Flaviu, the lynx that escaped from the Dartmoor Zoo just hours after his arrival earlier this month, is still on the run. Benjamin Mee, the Zoo’s owner, believes Flaviu will not venture far as there is plenty of easily accessible food in the form of rabbits and birds. In an … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s lynx, Flaviu, is still on the run

Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas

A new study: Individual and Population Level Resource Selection Patterns of Mountain Lions Preying on Mule Deer along an Urban-Wildland Gradient, published in the journal PLOS One, indicates that mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are hunting their favorite prey: mule deer in the surrounding urban areas. The data in the … Continue reading Los Angeles’ female mountain lions on the hunt in urban areas

Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

UK media outlets reported last week that a lioness at Scotland’s biggest safari park was euthanized after the pride leader bit her spine. Saskia, a 20-year-old lioness, died at Blair Drummond Safari Park last month; however details about the incident and her death have only just emerged. Saskia was attacked by Zulu, a male member … Continue reading Lioness at Blair Drummond Safari park euthanized after pride leader bit her spine

Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

In Conservation Force v. Porrino: A group of big-game hunters, taxidermists and a national hunting-conservation organization is challenging in New Jersey federal district court a state law that bars residents from importing lion, leopard, rhino and elephant “trophies.” The New Jersey law at issue states: “no person shall possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or … Continue reading Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

The Times of India reported on Wednesday to be aware of endangered species being sold on e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Ebay under code names. For example, an Australian teddy bear may turn out to be a koala, a marsupial native to Australia and dhaariwala chaddar (a striped sheet) are the code words for … Continue reading Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC Cecil’s Roar, Inc. and partners from around the world ~ committed to ending trophy hunting, canned hunting, and animal cruelty ~ are gathering for a rally ~ Cecil 2016 ~ at the Sylvan Theatre on grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC., on Saturday, … Continue reading Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

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 24, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16

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 17, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

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 10, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.10.16

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