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Snow leopard shot dead after escaping from Dudley Zoo

ANIMAL activists have slammed a zoo after a snow leopard was shot dead after escaping from a zoo enclosure - when its door was left OPEN by a zookeeper. Eight-year-old Margaash fled his £50,000 compound at Dudley Zoo following the keeper's error. Dudley Zoo Margaash the snow leopard got out of his enclosure and had to [...]

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 [...]

Donor gives zoo $1 million for tiger habitat

Amur tiger cub sisters Zeya and Reka make their debut at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The cubs celebrated their first birthday Nov. 25, 2018, and longtime zoo supporter, Pamela Hope Kochiss-Werth donated $1,000,000 toward a new habitat for the tigers. less Amur tiger cub sisters Zeya and Reka [...]

Lions, Tigers, and Bears ‘Hunt’ for Thanksgiving Turkey

Lions, tigers, bears – and turkeys? Animals at an Alpine sanctuary celebrated Thanksgiving like many across the country -- with a turkey dinner. The special meal was part of the Thanksgiving Turkey Bash held Friday. The entire turkeys were placed in strategic areas in each animal’s den so they were able to “hunt.” “The animals [...]

Mufasa the white lion’s legal battle heats up as sanctuary fears rare animal will be auctioned off to hunters

Mufasa, the three-year-old white lion, is currently in custody of the Rustenburg Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Its lawyer, in an online petition that has garnered more than 200,000 signatures, wrote that only 300 of his kind are left in the world, 13 of which exist in the wild. (YouTube) A South African wildlife sanctuary is gearing [...]

12-year-old tiger to depart Bridgeport zoo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An Amur Tiger at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is leaving this weekend for a new permanent home.The 12-year-old tiger named Petya has been in Connecticut for three years since it came from the Indianapolis Zoo. The animals live primarily in southeast Russia and generally live in captivity for up to [...]

Ricky Gervais leads fight to save white lion from being SHOT by hunters

COMIC Ricky Gervais is leading a host of stars to help save a rare white lion from being sold to sick trophy hunters. ANIMAL LOVER: Ricky is fighting to save a rare white lion from being shot (Pic: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)Ricky, 57, was furious after we revealed the beast called Mufasa could be [...]

Sumatran tiger put down at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo's 18-year-old Sumatran tiger has been put down after an examination showed the animal's age-related health problems were deteriorating. Sumatran tiger Molek has been put down at Auckland Zoo. Photo: Facebook / Auckland Zoo Molek was put down yesterday after keepers and vets saw changes in her disposition, movement and appetite. Vets will be [...]

ADI statement on removal of rescued lions from Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary

Posted: 15 November 2018. Updated: 16 November 2018 ADI has won a High Court case to remove from Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa, the 27 surviving lions from our Spirit of Freedom rescue in Peru and Colombia. The decision to take this action followed the preventable deaths of five lions, a further lion [...]

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rescue of 33 lions from South American circuses and their 2016 transfer to a South African refuge was billed as a compassionate gesture, a return "home" after years of abuse and living in cages. Things didn't turn out as planned. Animal Defenders International, a group that airlifted the lions to South [...]
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