Tuesday, 2 August 2016

VIDEO: Woman dies in tiger attack at drive-through safari park in China

A horrific tiger attack has been captured on surveillance video at a safari park in northern China. The fatal attack occurred on Saturday at Badaling Wildlife World outside of Beijing when a woman exited her car and was dragged away by one of the park’s Siberian tigers. While the woman survived, her mother died while trying to rescue her.


VIDEO: Bobcat sightings spike in Ahwatukee neighborhood

Living in the desert, we're used to seeing wildlife. Big cats sometimes do make a rare appearance, but at least one is not being very shy.

Bobcat sightings in an Ahwatukee neighborhood have spiked recently, with multiple neighbors reporting seeing bobcats.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

NEWSLINK: Tippi Hedren and the big cats at her sanctuary were spared by the ‘demonic’ Sand fire

The big exotic cats that live at the Shambala Preserve in Acton were able to stay in place during the worst of the Sand fire and did not have to evacuate, said actress and activist Tippi Hedren, who founded the sanctuary.

Hedren said on Facebook Tuesday that Shambala’s staff and fire personnel were prepared to keep the sanctuary and the big cats safe.

“The knowledge of these amazing men and women is to be commended,” she wrote on the Roar Foundation’s Facebook page.


UK SIGHTING: Couple stunned after spotting 'terrifying beast' on motorway

Peter Lennon and his wife stopped in the middle of the M50 in Gloucestershire when the spotted the mysterious large cat cross the carriageway on Sunday night.

The pair were driving home to Redditch from Cardiff when an animal "the size of a mountain lion" appeared from the bushes at the side of the road.

Peter said the "dark brown or black" beast stood next to the couple's van for a moment, before disappearing into the night.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

SIGHTING: Is a big cat on the loose in Estepona?

A video published on social media on Tuesday, July 26, appears to show a large, cat-like beast prowling around in scrubland close to Estepona.

Commenters speculated as to the identity of the mystery animal, which is said to weigh approximately 30-35 kilos and was only on display for a few seconds before disappearing into a thicket of trees.

Many keyboard warriors believe the animal to be a cougar, also known as puma or mountain lion, the world’s fourth largest cat which tends to weigh between 45 and 55 kilos when adult, although exceptional individuals can attain 90 kilos.


Monday, 25 July 2016

PHOTOS: How Does A Tiger Keep Cool In This Heat? One Word: Bloodsicles

It was hot at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Really hot. The iPhone weather app displayed a sweltering 100 degrees.

"It feels like a million degrees," says Tammy Long, who was visiting from Pennsylvania with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. "It's sweltering out here."

Parents and kids crowd under what look like giant shower heads throughout the park. Cool mist covers them from head to toe.


NEWSLINK: All Natural Cat Treats Support Big Cat Rescue

H3 Essentials, a family-owned manufacturer of pet supplements and products in Evanston, Ill., launched a line of freeze-dried cat treats and has partnered with Chris Poole, creator and videographer of Cole & Marmalade,IHeartCats.com and PureFormulas, to kick off the Little Cats Helping Big Cats campaign. 

Every purchase of the new treats supports and brings awareness to Big Cat Rescue, an accredited sanctuary for exotic cats in Tampa, Fla., that houses more than 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other abandoned, neglected or abused cats.