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Mountain lion briefly escapes South Korean zoo

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A mountain lion that escaped from a South Korean zoo was captured after being tranquilized by emergency responders.Officials at the O World zoo in Daejeon said the cougar was found to be missing about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday after a zookeeper forgot to lock the animal's cage. Local residents in the Mount [...]

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces passing of Amur tiger

There is sad news from our friends at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. On Monday, the zoo announced the passing of their Amur tiger, Dasha, due to cancer. 17-year-old Dasha was born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2001, and spent her entire life in their care.You can click here to see how to help protect tigers, [...]

Exotic-Animal Ban Spells Trouble for Traveling Exhibitor | PETA

For Immediate Release:September 17, 2018Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382 Hillsboro, Ore. – Please see the following statement from PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet regarding Washington County’s Exotic-Animal Ordinance that goes into effect today and will ban exotic animals as well as direct contact between members of the public and these animals:Today marks a [...]

Hampi to get State’s third tiger, lion safari in November

The State’s third tiger and lion safari will soon open near Hampi in Ballari district with the work on establishing the facility nearing completion.The first such safari to open in the State was at Bannerghatta Biological Park. It was followed by Tyavarekoppa in Shivamogga district. With Hampi being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one [...]

Born captive, running free… | Weekend Argus

The perception that cheetahs raised in captivity are unable to thrive once back in the wild is false.The perception that cheetahs raised in captivity are unable to thrive once back in the wild is false.Cape Town - Jasmin is exceptionally cheeky and energetic. But those are just some of the endearing qualities the cheetah cub’s [...]

Bone Analysis Suggests the Maya Caged Big Cats – Archaeology Magazine

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA—Live Science reports that some of the pumas and jaguars slaughtered and buried at the Maya site of Copán as early as the fifth-century A.D. may have been raised in captivity. Nawa Sugiyama of George Mason University and her colleagues analyzed isotopes in the bones and teeth of big cats whose remains were uncovered [...]

More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

A petition is urging LSU to stop holding captive Tigers as mascots, a practice the school has maintained since 1936. (AP)MoreOn Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII.On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached [...]

Should LSU end its live tiger mascot program? Petition wants Mike the Tiger released

BATON ROUGE, La. — Should Louisiana State University release its live tiger mascot?More than 50,000 people from across the country have signed an online petition calling on the Louisiana university to release Mike the Tiger and end the use of live tigers as mascots. Advertisement "While the university has made efforts to improve the quality [...]
Wildlife officials kill mountain lion near Deadwood

Vandalur zoo to showcase tiger cub

Blackpool Zoo’s beloved tiger Zambar dies

Tiger Creek invites trick or treaters to 2nd annual Prowl-o-ween

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