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The Wildcat Sanctuary celebrates Global Tiger Day

By | July 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Global Tiger Day is celebrated worldwide as a way to recognize one of the world’s most popular species. Despite the tiger’s popularity, though, it’s now considered endangered.  Sadly, we've lost some tiger subspecies that have already become extinct. Habitat...

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The Wildcat Sanctuary encourages Gov. Cuomo’s signature on big cat legislation

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm | No comments

 A.9004-C/S.6903-C, a bill prohibiting public contact with Big Cats, has passed both Houses of New York's legislature and awaits action by Governor Cuomo.  The Wildcat Sanctuary joins IFAW, HSUS, Born Free USA, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Wildlife...

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Awwwww, I want one!

By | March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | No comments

The phone rings, our heart sinks.  You know what the caller will probably be asking, “Can you take in this wild cat?” The story is so often the same.  An owner who loved cats, who bought the wild cat as a cute and cuddly cub.  Who thought they'd make a great pet. Who...

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Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

By Tina Hesman Saey Web edition: September 18, 2013 HwaRang, a white Bengal tiger that lives at the Everland Zoo in South Korea, is one of five big cats that donated DNA for a genome sequencing project. Tigers and their relatives have hit on the right...

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Genomes of big cats revealed

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

By Helen Briggs BBC News International scientists have mapped the genomes of the tiger, lion and snow leopard, in conservation efforts to protect endangered species. The research give clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a...

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Law change may end private ownership of exotic pet

By | September 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm | No comments

September 14, READING, Pa. (AP) — Barry Hoch stood close to the cage, holding a bunch of green grapes with one hand and poking a piece of the fruit through the chain links with the other. The bear stuck out its tongue, greedily accepted the food, and grunted for...

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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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One Wild Wedding Proposal at The Wildcat Sanctuary

By | September 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm | No comments

He was so wild about his girlfriend, that he asked her to marry him at The Wildcat Sanctuary.   Doug Mitchell surprised his girlfriend Jasmine Baba with a wedding proposal at Minnesota's only big cat sanctuary. The Wildcat Sanctuary hosted an intimate legendary...

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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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Seventh Big Cat Dies From Distemper At Wylie Animal Sanctuary

By | August 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm | No comments

(credit: In-Sync Exotics) August 26, 2013 WYLIE (CBS 11 NEWS) - A distemper outbreak has killed another large tiger in Wylie.  The virus has now taken the lives of seven large cats at In-Sync Exotics.  More than a dozen other animals are still sick at the...

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