Thursday, 26 May 2016

VIDEO: Drunk man jumps into lion enclosure

Onlookers scream as the 35-year-old man wades across a protective moat in order to reach the deadly beasts on the other side.

A lioness is waiting on the other side of the water.

But rather than realise his terrible life-threatening mistake, the bloke approaches the huge animal – with his hand outstretched.


NEWSLINK: PETA vs Justin Bieber

“Love Yourself” singer Justin Bieber has a thing for big cats but not everyone is happy about it. The Canadian pop star is once again under fire from PETA after an Instagram post showed him cuddling with a lion cub before his homecoming concert in Toronto on May 18.


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

NEWSLINK: Big cats face fresh danger with poachers back on the prowl

Intel reports that tribal gypsy groups from India are entering the Nepali territory in Bardiya and Kailali have put park authorities and security officials on high alert.

The Indian tribal gypsy groups, known as Banjaras, are infamous for poaching endangered animals, including tiger.


Monday, 23 May 2016

NEWSLINK: Number of tigers estimated at 40 in Odisha

The number of tigers in Odisha has been estimated at 40, said a report on Wednesday.

According to the tiger estimation report of Odisha government, the state has 40 tigers against the report of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which said there were 28 big cats in Odisha.


NEWSLINK: End of exploitative tiger encounters a positive step

The news that Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is ending its tiger encounters signals an exciting shift with positive implications that extend far beyond the gates of one zoo.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

RADIO LINK: Leopard ranges smaller than believed

The conventional assumption was that leopards were thriving the wild in ranges across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It turns out their populations are threatened by spreading farmlands, declining prey, trophy hunting, and illegal trade in their skins and teeth.


NEWSLINK: Leopard Deaths Or Forest Department's Apathy: Which Is A Bigger Mystery?

In a shocking development, the carcass of a dead male leopard was discovered nearly four weeks after its death near a forest guard checkpost at Badshapur in Gurgaon.

Local residents who found the body were intrigued by the stench of the leopard's body yet, the officials who man the checkpost did not spot the scent!

An official went on to claim that it was "confusing" as it "could have been any dead animal."