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Endangered wild cat mistaken for ‘young tiger’, causes panic in Greater Noida

A call made on police helpline (100) about a “young tiger” being spotted in Kasna area of Greater Noida on Tuesday sent the police and forest officials on a wild chase. The animal turned out to be a fishing cat, an endangered species that has been sighted after a gap of six years. According to [...]

Mountain Lion Tracked in Southern California Likely Died in Woolsey Fire, Park Says

On the morning of Nov. 9, a wildfire busted out of a small area outside Los Angeles, jumped Highway 101 and ignited the jagged hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. In its fiery path were thousands of homes and residents, and a mountain lion named P-74. It was the last day P-74 was seen alive. [...]

Eight arrested for possession of lion bones, meat and tiger skin | The Star

In this file photo taken on June 15, 2014, lions yawn in the Madikwe Game Reserve. (AP Photo/Kevin Anderson) Johannesburg - Eight suspects have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of lion bones, meat and tiger skin. The suspects, two South Africans and six foreign nationals aged between 22 years old and 60 years [...]

Tiger cub-like rare cat triggers panic in Greater Noida – Times of India

GREATER NOIDA: An endangered wild cat was sighted in a green belt in Sector Pi 3, creating panic among residents due to its resemblance to a tiger cub. The animal — a fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) — was last sighted in Greater Noida in 2012 and is not harmful since it mostly eats fish, according [...]

S.African MPs seek end of captive lion trophy hunting

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African lawmakers will seek to end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and the trade in their bones, setting parliament on a collision course with a powerful industry. South Africa has as many as 8,000 lions in captivity being bred for hunting, the bone trade, tourism and academic research, according to estimates [...]

All the pumas and bobcats tracked near L.A. survived the Woolsey Fire — except one

Southern California’s Woolsey Fire torched nearly all of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, threatening bobcat and mountain lions that researchers are studying with GPS tracking devices. But park rangers have now accounted for all of those GPS-monitored animals in the Los Angeles area, LAist reports — expect for one. P-74, the young mountain [...]

Thai billionaire appears in court as poaching trial begins

The trial of a Thai billionaire construction tycoon charged with poaching an endangered black panther and other animals in a wildlife sanctuary began Tuesday after months of delay. Premchai Karnasuta, the president of Italian-Thai Development PLC, appeared at the provincial court in Kanchanaburi in western Thailand to hear initial testimony in the case against him. [...]

Nagpur: Eight-year-old dragged, killed by ‘big cat’ in Chandrapur

Reports suggest that the girl had stopped to pick up her dupatta that had fallen along the way when the predator pounced upon her and dragged her into the bushes. (Representational) In the third suspected fatal attack by big cats in Chandrapur district this month, an eight-year-old girl from Awalgaon village of Bramhapuri tehsil was [...]

Rescued lions need big Christmas gift | Cape Times

Four Paws has joined the #GivingTuesday movement and hopes to raise funds to build a home for Juba and Micca, two lions who survived a veld fire earlier in the year. Photo: Four Paws / Jasmine Duthie Cape Town – International animal welfare foundation Four Paws has joined the #GivingTuesday movement and hopes to raise [...]
Shailesh Pethe: Serving meals to tigers, whistling to leopards… all in a day’s work – Times of India

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