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Uruguay’s Montevideo Zoo giving away its big cats

By | September 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm | No comments

Posted at: 09/13/2013 4:35 PM By LEONARDO HABERKORN (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - "Hatch," a 10-year-old male Bengal tiger, has lived in a 20-by-16-foot (6-by-5 meter) cage with cement walls and nothing green in sight since he was traded to the Villa Dolores Zoo after spending...

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USDA Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Veterinary Care

By | September 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm | No comments

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 09/13/2013 10:19 AM EDT USDA’s Animal Care unit enforces the Animal Welfare Act – the federal law requiring that humane care and treatment be provided to certain animals that are: exhibited to the...

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West Hollywood officials John Duran, left, and Jeffrey Prang, who initiated the ban, are shown last year. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

West Hollywood to consider ban on wild, exotic animal performances

By | September 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm | No comments

By Hailey Branson-PottsSeptember 12, 2013, 2:23 p.m. West Hollywood -- a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians” -- has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday...

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Neighbors ill at ease after lion’s escape

By | September 10, 2013 at 1:12 am | No comments

The lion freed from her cage and found in a neighbor’s front yard in a Buckeye Lake neighborhood last weekend was the first documented escape since Ohio’s new law regulating exotic-animal ownership took effect last year. That’s one too many, say some residents of the...

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Bizarre Behavior in Endangered Tigers Traced to Dog Virus

By | September 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm | No comments

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer   |   August 16, 2013 12:59pm ET Marty is an endangered Amur tiger. Credit: Jan Morse | RZSS View full size image A rare breed of tigers in Russia has been spotted behaving bizarrely for more than a decade, and now researchers say...

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Uncaged lion found lounging in front yard in Ohio

By | September 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm | No comments

After a neighbor discovered the lioness in his front yard, the big cat's owner was able to put it back into its cage without incident. (Photo: Matthew Berry, Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette) FAIRFIELD BEACH, Ohio -- Residents here were startled over the weekend...

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Student, 19, mauled by 400lb tiger in Thailand at popular tourist attraction

By | September 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm | No comments

Enjoying the trip of a lifetime to Thailand, university student Isabelle Brennan strokes a young tiger at a popular tourist attraction – one of the few places in the world where you can pet the deadly animals while they sleep. But just minutes after this photo was taken,...

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Big cat with a big appetite

By | August 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm | No comments

8/31/2013 It’s not something you see every day in suburban Los Angeles, not even in the remote Santa Monica Mountains south of the Conejo Valley. P-23, a young female mountain lion recently fitted with a tracking collar by the National Park Service, was spotted by a...

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Des Moines – Photo reveals big feline’s true identity: It’s a bobcat

By | August 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm | No comments

This is the bobcat spotted Wednesday east of Altoona. / Des Moines Police Department/Special to the Regist August 30, 2013 A bobcat photographed Wednesday east of Altoona could explain a rash of reported mountain lion sightings in the area, authorities said...

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Tiger, Leopard Conservation Begins With Protecting Corridors

By | August 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm | No comments

August 30, 2013 Image Credit: Thinkstock.com April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The most effective landscape-level conservation strategy for the long-term survival of tigers and leopards, according to a new study led by Clemson University conservation...

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