Sunday, 25 June 2017

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Rescue welcomes 3 new exotic rescues

Big Cat Rescue took in three new exotic cats rescued from an illegal breeder Tuesday morning.

According to Big Cat Rescue, the two Caracals and one African Serval were owned by an illegal breeder of hybrid cats in Ohio. When the Ohio Department of Agriculture discovered the cats, the owner willingly surrendered them. But, the three exotic cats needed a home.

ODA reached out to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa to see if they would take the cats in. Big Cat Rescue happily accepted the cats and will be their permanent home.


NEWSLINK: Anjanapura residents in fear after leopard attacks dog

Residents staying in Anjanapura, off Kanakapura Road, have been complaining about leopard sightings. On Wednesday, the big cat turned up again, triggering panic among residents at BDA Layout (Ist Block) in Anjanapur off Kanakapura Road. According to residents, the leopard attacked a dog, injuring it seriously after dusk on Wednesday.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

SIGHTING, UK: Jogger reports seeing panther on Alban Way

Alistair Divall, of Old London Road, saw what he believed to be a panther while he was out jogging, at around 9.30am.

He said: “It was about 10 or 15 feet in front of me, moving slowly, and then it turned and looked at me briefly.

“It disappeared completely and there were people down at the bottom with their dogs.”
Alistair, who is employed as a TV presenter and broadcaster, has worked at Paradise Wildlife Park, where he said he learned more about big cats.


NEWSLINK: ABQ BioPark snow leopard Kachina dies

Kachina, a 14-year-old snow leopard and a resident of the ABQ BioPark Zoo since 2003, died Thursday, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.

She was diagnosed last January with a tumor that was inoperable because of its proximity to her neck and throat.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

VIDEO: 'Big cat' blamed for cougar-like attack on Queensland horse

Bizarre footage has emerged of a horse, which appears to have been attacked by a large cat in Gympie.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by Australian-based big cat research group PantherPeople, shows a horse with giant scratch marks on its back.


ARTICLE: How to Save the Jaguars? Turn the Locals From Foe to Friend

Ricardo Moreno loves cats. At 14 years old, he would follow around his pet cat and study its behavior—much to his mother’s displeasure.

Now, the Panamanian has moved onto bigger things: Saving the Americas' biggest feline, the jaguar.

The big cats once roamed over nearly nine million square kilometers, from the southern mountains of Argentina to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. But decades of deforestation and hunting have drastically shrunk its habitat and eliminated 40 percent of the historic population. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the jaguar as near threatened to extinction; the species is already gone from Uruguay and Ecuador.


NEWSLINK: Big cats increase, but not their habitat size

The steady increase in tiger population in the State yet again underlines the need to expand the tiger habitat lest it results in more tiger-human conflicts in the periphery of national parks.

This came to the fore early this year in the Nagarahole belt with a spate of tiger deaths, while five human deaths were reported from the Bandipur fringes during December-January in 2013-14.

Nagarahole park director Manikandan hinted at space crunch to accommodate the growing tiger population in Nagarahole. “The park has a boundary of 220 km of which 150 km has human habitation and there is no buffer forest on the eastern and western boundary of the national park which adjoins villages,” he added.