The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Sunday, 9 March 2014
RESCUED LION DIES
Johnny was one of the 13 lions whose plight was highlighted in a campaign to rescue them from appalling conditions in run down Oradea Zoo in Romania.
The story of the lions moved thousands of people to donate over £150,000 to bring Johnny and 12 other lions back to the purpose built Lion Country at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
The 13 lions arrived at the Park in 2010 and were slowly rehabilitated into their new home under much veterinary care and careful husbandry by staff.