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Exotic animal found after Mequon police respond to reports of ‘unusual cat’

By | July 31, 2013 at 2:20 pm | No comments

July 30, 2013 Mequon police who responded to reports of an "unusual looking cat" in the 11000 block of North Kensington Drive last week discovered the creature was actually a serval, classified as an exotic animal, purchased in Kentucky. According to the police...

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Lion Ark – documentary about 25 lions rescued from circus in Bolivia

By | July 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm | No comments

Lion Ark is coming. Spread the word – SHARE NOW. When Bolivia banned the use of animals in circuses people thought that was it but the circuses simply defied the law. Lion Ark is a feature length documentary of how one by one the circuses were tracked down by Animal...

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Tiger Skeletons Seized at Prague Airport

By | July 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm | No comments

Tiger Skeletons Seized at Prague Airport PRAGUE — Czech officials say airport customs authorities have seized the skeletons of two endangered tigers believed to be destined for the black market in the Far East. Customs Office spokeswoman Sarka Miskovska says a sniffer dog...

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Third big cat dies of distemper at Texas Sanctuary

By | July 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | No comments

A male tiger died of canine distemper Monday and was the third large cat to die of the virus at an exotic animal sanctuary in Wylie. Abrams, 9, had been in isolation for weeks before his death. A lioness and another male tiger died last week at In-Sync...

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Wondering where the lions are in Minnesota?

By | March 4, 2013 at 3:24 am | No comments

Dave Larson was hunting coyotes with his two hounds Jan. 23 south of Osakis, Minn., when the dogs picked up the tracks of a mountain lion. There’d been reports of a cat in the area since November, and a buddy of Larson’s, who also hunts with hounds, had treed the lion...

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Tony the Tiger’s case returns in state appeals court

By | February 21, 2013 at 4:04 am | No comments

Attorneys representing Michael Sandlin, who owns Tony, a 550-pound Bengal tiger residing at Sandlin's Tiger Truck Stop, argued before a three-judge 1st Circuit Court of Appeal panel yesterday to keep Tony where he is, despite arguments from the Animal Legal Defense...

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Louisiana appeals court hears truck stop tiger case

By | February 21, 2013 at 3:57 am | No comments

An attorney for a truck stop owner told a Louisiana appeals court that an animal rights group and several individuals had no legal right to file suit in 2010 challenging a Grosse Tete truck stop's state permit to house a 550-pound tiger at the facility. But a...

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What to do if you come upon a mountain lion VIDEO

By | February 20, 2013 at 4:29 am | No comments

VIDEO REPORT AT: http://www.krdo.com/news/More-mountain-lions-hunting-in-Colo-Springs/-/417220/18991234/-/yjf4rc/-/index.html Reports of mountain lion sightings are increasing in Colorado Springs, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Michael Seraphin said residents need to be...

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“Tony” the tiger’s owner appealing his case today

By | February 20, 2013 at 4:23 am | No comments

The Wildcat Sanctuary has offered a forever home for Tony since this case was first brought to our attention.  We hope the judicial proceedings end soon with his release to an accredited sanctuary so he can live out the rest of his days wild at heart, as he's always...

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Nebraska considering hunt to thin growing mountain lion population

By | January 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm | No comments

Photo courtesy of Carla Goranson A mountain lion lounges in a tree at a Kimball residence in August 2012.  The increasing mountain lion population in the state could lead Nebraska Game and Parks to authorize a limited hunting season for the big cats. Last...

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