Saturday, 21 March 2015
Two ramblers have reported seeing a “big cat” in woodland at Farnley Tyas, bringing back memories of other mystery creatures spotted in the area. Brothers Andrew and Stephen Brook were walking a trail near Farnley Bank Farm, close to the Golden Cock pub, on Sunday when they saw the 5ft long animal. Andrew, 59, who was with his nine-year-old son Marcus, described the animal as “leopard-like” and black in colour mottled with ginger or yellow marks. It’s not the first time unusual creatures have been reported in the same area. In 2013 there were reports of a “black fox” in Highburton and Kirkburton.READ MORE-http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/you-seen-farnley-tyas-big-8877997
Saturday, 14 March 2015
NEWSLINK--Rarest big cat in the world to be part of a new breeding programme at Anna Ryder Richardson's Zoo
They are a species classed by conservationists as critically endangered but it is hoped a pair of Sumatran Tigers – one of the rarest big cat species in the world – will breed in captivity in West Wales. Manor House Wildlife Park, owned by conservation campaigner and celebrity interior designer Anna Ryder Richardson, will see the male and female arrive this summer to begin a tentative breeding programme. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in wild, as they are often targeted by poachers for their body parts. 'Honour for Wales to be part of tiger conservation' Now the Zoo, in St Florence near Tenby, which has already part of another endangered species the Southern White Rhino breeding programme – hopes to help generate a viable back-up population to the wild animals. The Tigers are being introduced from the from London Zoo’s European Endangered Species Programme.