Friday, 29 April 2016

NEWSLINK: Tanzania: Revenge Hunting Threatens 'Big Cats'

Normally the lion remains the 'King of the Jungle' until the ferocious cat comes face to face with the sharp end of a hunters' spear.

For the case of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the spears in question are usually wielded by male members of nomadic pastoral communities who would be out for revenge following common cases of lions attacking and eating their livestock.


Thursday, 28 April 2016

NEWSLINK: Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending

Alongside crates of asparagus, Hoover the tiger will be airlifted Friday from Peru to Florida, where he’ll settle into a new home in Tampa after a lifetime of suffering.

Hoover has spent his entire nearly 12 years performing tricks with a traveling circus in Peru. His harrowing journey to a new life reads like a bestselling thriller.


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

NEWSLINK: Three Park County Cats Diagnosed with Plague

Three Park County cats have recently been confirmed as infected with plague, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified.

All three cats lived in Cody, off the South Fork Road. The illness was confirmed in the first pet by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie on April 12th, with confirmation of the third on April 20th.

“Plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for pets and for people if not treated promptly with antibiotics,” said Dr. Karl Musgrave, state public health veterinarian with WDH. “The disease can be transmitted to humans from ill animals and by fleas coming from infected animals. We want people to know of the potential threat in the area the cats were from as well as across the state. Dogs can also become ill and transmit the disease.”


VIDEO: Watch a snow leopard effortlessly parkour across a wall

Just like your average daredevil house cat companions, snow leopards like to have some fun too! 

Captured by Facebook user Adam Mitchell, it appears that this particular snow leopard — Ada — has one cool trick that looks just like it’s practicing some intense parkour moves in preparation for chow time.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

NEWSLINK: Lion kept at private farmhouse mauls man painting it's cage

A lion being kept at a private facility in Memon Goth area mauled a man who was painting the cage of the big cat, depriving him of the full function of his right arm, health and wildlife officials told The News.

The victim, Nizamuddin, had been painting the cage of a pair of lions being kept at the Rani Empire Farm House in Memon Goth, Malir, when one of the big cats attacked him and seriously damaged his right arm.


NEWSLINK: Florida keeper broke rules before tiger killed her, zoo says

A keeper killed by a tiger at a Florida zoo this month broke the rules when she entered the big cat's enclosure, zoo officials said.

Stacey Konwiser, 38, died after the Malayan tiger attacked her. She was the lead tiger keeper at the Palm Beach Zoo.

The 13-year-old male tiger was tranquilized and remains at the zoo.


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

ARTICLE: The Lynx Effect

The lynx effect could prove to be the final straw for Cumbrian sheep farmers, it is claimed.

A new report released by the National Sheep Association (NSA) argues that the consequences would be far greater than just a few sheep lost each year to the hungry lynx.

The report claims that the release of lynx into the countryside would result in sheep being killed maimed and stressed.