Monday, 31 March 2014

UK SIGHTING: Giant" big cat spotted roaming in Sevenoaks

1779942LEOPARDS, pumas or lynxes could be the beasts rumoured to have been spotted roaming in read moreSevenoaks this week.
One sighting was on Thursday when a "giant" big cat was seen bounding across Knole Park, while the other, seen yesterday (Friday), was in Blindhouse Lane near Stone Street.
The findings were reported to Kent Big Cat Research, which monitors big cat activity in Britain.
Founder Neil Arnold posted the reports on his blog this week.
One, posted on Thursday, said: "We saw it from knole park whilst on a hill looking toward the back hill of holly Bush.
"It ran along the hill in a flash and went up towards the blackberry bushes at the other side."
The spotter described it as "giant, about six foot long, jet black with a long tail".
They continued: "There was no chance it was a dog or a horse or anything."
Another big cat spotter then sent this report yesterday (Friday): "I ran into the same animal...this morning returning from work in the early

UK SIGHTING: Big cat returns: 'Black panther' seen in Shropshire

A large black panther-like creature has made a reappearance in Shropshire.
Wendy Lochridge was staring out of her window at her home near Oswestry when she saw the creature shortly after 5pm last night.
The 43-year-old, who lives in Morton, said the creature disappeared into some bushes before she managed to get a photograph of it.read more

Sunday, 30 March 2014

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NEWSLINK: MARTIN CLUNES & A LION CALLED MUGIE - WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED BY MARK ANTONY RAINES

This program is part of a personal journey for the presenter  Martin Clunes, who was inspired by the film  born free. George Adamson built   a sanctuary for big cats in KENYA-KORA NATIONAL RESERVE which fell into disrepair  after George was brutally murdered.

Tony Fizzjohn-conservationist- with the help of the presenter are trying to rebuild it.The lion in the documentary is called MUGIE  - a orphaned male cub  found  washed up  on a river bank when he was 3 weeks old  then looked after untill  able to fend for himself in the wild.

THE PROGRAMME IS ON FRIDAY 4TH APRIL 2014 AND THEN ON I.TV I PLAYER.
http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/tv-radio/467181/Martin-Clunes-new-ITV-documentary-on-endangered-big-cats

VIDEO: Quartet of Lion Cubs Take Their First Steps Outside at Longleat

Friday, 28 March 2014

US SIGHTINGS: Mountain lions raise family's concerns on eastern S.D. prairie

Mountain lions raise family's concerns on eastern S.D. prairie
The large cats are hard to mistake; the tan- to light cinnamon-colored adult males can grow to about 8 feet in length, including the tail, and weigh an ...

NEWSLINK: IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals

IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals
The new law includes a recommendation on phasing out future ownership of big cats, bears, primates, venomous and constrictor snakes, and ...

NEWSLINK: World Expert on Big Cats Coming to Skidmore

World Expert on Big Cats Coming to Skidmore
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, labeled the “Indiana Jones of Wildlife Ecology” by Time Magazine, has spent a lifetime in the world's last wild places hoping to ...

US SIGHTINGS: A "Big Cat" On The Run In Sandy?

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A "Big Cat" On The Run In Sandy?
THE UTAH DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES WAS FOLLOWING UP, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, ON THREE REPORTED SIGHTINGS OF WHAT ...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable - Big Cat Rescue

Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable - Big Cat Rescue
Bobcat rehab is the most rewarding, most challenging and most gut wrenching part of our work at Big Cat Rescue. The moment a call comes in about 

NEWSLINK: Documentary on ecological importance of big cat filmed

Documentary on ecological importance of big cat filmed
PESHAWAR: A documentary of international standard featuring common leopard has been filmed with the objective of creating awareness among 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Big cat returns: 'Black panther' seen in Shropshire

A large black panther-like creature has made a reappearance in Shropshire. Tweet Wendy Lochridge was staring out of her window at her home near Oswestry when she saw the creature shortly after 5pm last night. The 43-year-old, who lives in Morton, said the creature disappeared into some bushes before she managed to get a photograph of it. She said: “It was about 5.10pm when I was just looking through my living room window which overlooks fields. “We recently had some hedges taken down at the back of the property. “What I saw was massive. It was over four foot long and it had a long tail. “I watched it, it stood there under a tree before it went in the bushes. It was a good 300 yards away from me. “It was cat-like but with the long tail it was definitely a panther. I have cats of my own and it was definitely too big for a normal cat.

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NEWSLINK: Big Cats and Cologne: “They Roll and Cheek-Rub and Just Look to be in Heaven.”

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A tiger at Taronga Zoo in Sydney protecting her snack. Credit: Author's own
Late last year I was lucky enough to take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the big cat facilities at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. I met one of their female tigers, plus three lions, including their magnificent male named Bruiser. All I can say is that you have not lived until you’ve seen a lion’s mane up close. Bruiser’s was so clean, so fluffy. And the colour of perfectly baked scones.
Other than the plastic barrels and rubber balls, their enrichment storage room looked like a teenage girl’s garage sale. Boxes upon boxes filled with well-loved stuffed animals; essential oils piled on high. A small, white crate filled to the brim with half-filled bottles of yellowish perfumes. It’s all part of the big cats’ month-long enrichment program that’s been designed to keep their bodies, minds and senses active, and the inspiration comes from how researchers are getting big cats in the wild to come out of hiding.read more

VIDEO: Documentary on ecological importance of big cat filmed

PESHAWAR: A documentary of international standard featuring common leopard has been filmed with the objective of creating awareness among masses especially local communities of Galyat in Abbottabad about ecological importance of the big cat in maintenance of strong ecosystem.

The documentary has been prepared with joint efforts of World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF), an international non-governmental organisation striving to save endangered wild species, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wildlife department and the Walkabout Films Production Company.

“Apart from educating people about environmental importance of common leopard the objective of the documentary was also to apprise the world community about serious efforts being made in Pakistan for conservation of top predator and its habitat,” informed Wasim Ahmad, coordinator WWF.
The documentary took around two years for completion and would soon be released on international channels, he added.

The Walkabout Films Production Company is working on global wildlife projects, including Planet Earth (the award winning BBC/Discovery series) and has already prepared a read more

NEWSLINK: Eighth Big Cat Dies From Canine Distemper at Wylie Sanctuary

Eighth Big Cat Dies at Wylie Sanctuary
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Iona, a female tiger, died from canine distemper virus on March 20.
An eighth exotic cat has died after a canine distemper outbreak at a Dallas-area wildlife sanctuary.
Officials with In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie said an 11-year-old female tiger named Iona died Thursday.

The sanctuary lost seven big cats during July and August 2013 from the same virus and workers there hoped they were done with the virus. Tests for Iona had all come back negative, but neurological damage had already been done and workers say her health declined rapidly.

The following message was posted on the group's Facebook page on March 20:read more

VIDEO: BBC. Natural World. The Secret Leopards

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Injured Bobcat Rescued - Euthanized - Big Cat Rescue

Injured Bobcat Rescued - Euthanized - Big Cat Rescue
She says her father walked right up to the cat and it didn't run, so I asked her to text me a photo and it was a bobcat. The cat looked to be in pain, but ...

NEWSLINK: Mountain lion killing of French bulldog prompts S. California couple to obtain hunting permit

Mountain lion killing of French bulldog prompts S. California couple to obtain hunting permit
BEAUMONT, California — A mountain lion attack on a French bulldog has prompted a Southern California couple to obtain a permit to hunt the big cat ...

Monday, 24 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Big Cat paintings... - Astrologers' Community - Astrology Weekly

Big Cat paintings... - Astrologers' Community - Astrology Weekly
I just put some of my big cat paintings on Flickr. The lion is in a background depicting my horoscope... http://www.flickr.com/photos/120397846@N08/

NEWSLINK: Appalachian Mountain Club Nature Notes: Big Cat in Pinkham Notch

Appalachian Mountain Club Nature Notes: Big Cat in Pinkham Notch
But here one is and there's more talk of cats, including the bobcat's relative the lynx, Felis canadensis, at other AMC destinations. In 2011, Fish and ...

NEWSLINK: Mountain lion attack on dog prompts hunting permit

Mountain lion attack on dog prompts hunting permit
BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion attack on a French bulldog has prompted a Southern California couple to obtain a permit to hunt the big cat ...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Wings over Kenya, an African Safari (2007)

VIDEO: Crater Lions Of Ngorongoro

NEWSLINK: Neighbors ask court to shut down Tiger Haven sanctuary

KINGSTON, Tenn., March 20 (UPI) -- A Tennessee sanctuary housing 265 tigers, lions and other big cats is being sued by neighbors who allege problems including noise and odor from the felines.
Everett Bloom, John Woody, Harold Pesterfield and Ronald Bean, neighbors of Tiger Haven, filed a lawsuit against the Kingston sanctuary and owner Mary Lynn Haven, aka Mary Lynn Parker. The suit alleges the home for big cats created an "unacceptable noise level, odor, waste and water runoff from the Tiger Haven facility," Courthouse News Service reported Thursday.
The lawsuit alleges Tiger Haven was granted a permit by the state to keep a single tiger in 1991, but it has since expanded to house "more than 265 big cats, including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars and jaguar, as well as 11 lesser cats such as serval, caracal, bobcat, and lynx."
The suit states "Tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars and all large cats and mixed breeds thereof are classified as inherently dangerous animals [carnivores] under Class 1 of the laws of the State of Tennessee.read more

Saturday, 22 March 2014

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VIDEO: March for Lions 2014 at Big Cat Rescue

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NEWSLINK: Gazette inspires big cat tale

An author was inspired to write a book about big cat sightings after reading the many reports about the phenomena on the Galloway Gazette website.

Jack Churchill from Leeds has just published a thriller called ‘Big Cat’ about the hunt for a big cat on the prowl who turns on a shooting party made up of property developers from London’s stockbroker belt and their Russian oligarch host after one of the vodka-soaked party wounds an escaped big cat.
Called in to help track the cat comes police detective and big cat enthusiast, Bob Coulson.
Mocked for years in the press, he now possesses irrefutable evidence of big cats living in the wilds of Britain. After the panther kills one of its tormentors live on national radio, Bob and his team have a race against time to stop the man-eater before it slays again.

The beast is eventually cornered at night in a shopping mall.
But who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
Jack told The Gazette: “The big cat stories reported by The Galloway Gazette were a great help to me whilst researching the background to the book, so I thought your readership might be...

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Friday, 21 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Neighbors ask court to shut down Tiger Haven sanctuary

Neighbors ask court to shut down Tiger Haven sanctuary
KINGSTON, Tenn., March 20 (UPI) -- A Tennessee sanctuary housing 265 tigers, lions and other big cats is being sued by neighbors who allege ...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Urge Caesars Entertainment to Cancel Cruel Big Cat Magic Act! - Peta

Urge Caesars Entertainment to Cancel Cruel Big Cat Magic Act! - Peta
Whereas tigers, lions, and other big cats are apex predators with home ranges of up to hundreds of square miles in the wild, the big cats used for Dirk ...

NEWSLINK: Ligers, Tigers and Lions - The Big Cat Problem - Big Cat Rescue

Ligers, Tigers and Lions - The Big Cat Problem - Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity dedicated to the care of exotic cats. We provide a permanent home for unwanted wildcats and we ...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

NEWSLINK: How do you help a lion with a toothache?

How do you help a lion with a toothache?
A lion from the Tiger Haven big cat sanctuary in Roane County is undergoing some dental work at the UT vet school

USA SIGHTINGS: big cat sighting

On Sunday March 16, what was described as possibly a small mountain lion or bobcat was sighted on the north side of the pool area at the East Highland's Ranch property at 7136 Clubview. The animal ran north toward Highland Avenue and out of view.

Deputies were dispatched and searched the area on foot and from helicopter, but were unable to locate the animal or any tracks.

With the recent warm weather there has been an increase in the number sightings of coyotes and bobcats in the area near Highland Avenue between Church and Weaver streets. Residents should be on the alert to ensure they do not leave food or other items that might attract the wild animals.

Pets and small domestic animals should be secured at night. read more

VIDEO: Why You Should Never Turn Your Back to a Big Cat

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Why You Should Never Turn Your Back to a Big Cat
In a funny, yet somewhat disturbing, video from Big Cat Rescue (BCR) big cats themselves show off their natural instincts and demonstrate exactly why they shouldn’t be kept as pets.
The video shows a number of species of big cats stalking an “unsuspecting” man before pouncing. When he turns and they recognize him, they act like they weren’t just about to try to make him lunch, but it shows that even though they’re captive and used to humans their natural instincts as predators never really leave

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

US SIGHTINGS: Caught on Camera

Caught on Camera
It's a big cat, and at first glance it's pretty long. Also, with the hind leg extended back while in the dim light of the shadows, it could give the appearance 

NEWSLINK: Elusive man-eater sighted after almost one month

Elusive man-eater sighted after almost one month
Besides this, the villagers have recently sighted the presence of a big cat in the region," said Moradabad forest conservator Kamlesh Kumar.

NEWSLINK: The horror of canned lion hunting, where lions are bred and raised in captivity ... - Big Cat Rescue

The horror of canned lion hunting, where lions are bred and raised in captivity ... - Big Cat Rescue
Home » Working with Cats » The horror of canned lion hunting, where lions are bred and raised in captivity only to be shot and killed by people 

US SIGHTING: CT Group Concludes: Mass. Sighting Was Mountain Lion

CT Group Concludes: Mass. Sighting Was Mountain Lion
A Connecticut organization says that a reported sighting of a big cat in a Boston suburb last month was probably a mountain lion. That was the ...

Monday, 17 March 2014

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UK SIGHTING: Alien Big Cat | Doubtful News

Alien Big Cat | Doubtful News
Another reported sighting of a big cat in the U.K. Still, it's inconclusive. 'Black panther' spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest | Uttlesford ...

NEWSLINK: Tiger killed in territorial fight in Kanha Reserve

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Tiger killed in territorial fight in Kanha Reserve
The two-and-half year old tiger sustained fatal injuries in the territorial fight with another big cat on March 11 in Kisli range of the tiger reserve, they ...

NEWSLINK: See lions protecting their patch at Kent sanctuary

See lions protecting their patch at Kent sanctuary
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation has released a video of its lions in a roaring competition at their Big Cat Sanctuary at Smarden in Kent.

NEWSLINK: Philadelphia Zoo debuts Amgur [sic] tiger twins

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Philadelphia Zoo debuts Amgur tiger twins
Animal keeper Anna Ryan said Dmitri and Wiz arrived in Philadelphia in January and have adjusted nicely to their new habitat in First Niagara Big Cat ...

Sunday, 16 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Mountain Lion Calls Hollywood Hills Home

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Mountain Lion Calls Hollywood Hills Home
And even more bizarre -- Hollywood may be this big cat's home. Surveillance ... The 125-pound cat, known as P-22, picked a good spot to call home.

NEWSLINK: Leopard injures child, senior citizen

Leopard injures child, senior citizen
In another confrontation between the spotted big cat and citizens, a leopard who showed up at Biradwadi village near the industrial town of Chakan in ...

UK SIGHTINGS: Is this the Hallingbury panther? After the Essex Lion, couple spot 'big and scary' cat in county

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Is this the Hallingbury panther? After the Essex Lion, couple spot 'big and scary' cat in county
The photograph is not to dissimilar to that of the Essex lion – which sparked a huge search in Clacton August 2012 amidst fears there was a big cat in ...

NEWSLINK: Tippi Hedren to lead Global March for Lions

Tippi Hedren to lead Global March for Lions
The Birds star, who is the president of the Roar Foundation charity she founded in 1983 and the woman behind the Shambala Preserve big cat ...

NEWSLINK: New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats

New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats
Although New York law currently bans keeping big cats and other dangerous wild animals as pets, certain individuals throughout the state, including 

NEWSLINK: QUIRKY WORLD ... Big cat terrorises family

USA: A rampaging, 22lb Oregon house cat with a “history of violence” attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said. The incident began when the cat, a black-and-white Himalayan, scratched a 7-month-old baby in the face, according to Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sergeant Pete Simpson. The baby’s father kicked the cat in the backside, which sent it into a rage, and the parents and baby, along with their dog, retreated into a bedroom as the father called police, Simpson said.

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Big cat bedding and tapir poo boost Linton Zoo

Zuri the African Lion at Linton Zoo - picture by Steve Morrell
Linton Zoo is offering big cat bedding and exotic hoof dung in a bid to raise funds for its conservation efforts.
The big cat bedding seems to work very well as natural pest repellent, with reports that it is effective with cats, rabbits, badgers, foxes and deer.
If you do not want your neighbour’s cat or local deer rooting around your prize winning flower garden then try a bag of straw taken from a big cat’s bedrooms, the smell of which could scare off even the bravest cat in the neighbourhood.
The special zebra and tapir poo composting mix is great to enrich your garden and encourage the growth of healthy plants, beautiful blooms and bumper vegetable crops the environmentally friendly way.
Tapirs are important forest seed dispersers so their dung is effectively ‘Zoo poo surprise’.
Zoo staff have found melons, pumpkins, kiwi, raspberries and even date palms popping up in the gardens.
Despite this plants thrive in soil enriched with the zoo’s home made compost.
For a minimum donation of £1 per bag, it is helping the zoo to raise funds for its wildlife charities.read more

VIDEO: The Luck of the Irish Visits Tigers at Big Cat Rescue (VIDEO)

read moreTigers at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary got a little luck of the Irish recently as they celebrated the March holiday. Tigers Andre, Arthur, and Amanda were treated to a festive display of leprechauns, rainbows, a pot of gold, and, of course, a mock Guinness glass.
Watch as they enjoy the display, paying extra attention to the mug of Guinness like any proper Irish celebration.  They like the holiday display so much that they don’t want any one near their new toys. However, they do put on a very cute display of affection as they romp around.
Andre, Arthur, and Amanda are siblings that arrived at Big Cat Rescue in September of 2011. The three of them live together and all have forever sponsors. They were all born on Jan. 1, 1996, making them 18 years old, which means they’re just old enough to have a glass of Guinness, at least in Ireland.

NEWSLINK: Big cat enters Meerut hospital, sparks panic

MEERUT: A leopard entered the Meerut Cantonment Hospital on Sunday, sparking panic among patients and hospital staff. The Army has cordoned off the densely populated area and an expert team from the Wildlife Trust has arrived from Afzal Garh, near Bijnor, the catch the beast.

The big cat was spotted by a caretaker as it was entering the male ward, where three patients were undergoing treatment.

Timber merchant Gaurav Mehndiratta first saw the leopard around 11.30am at his warehouse toilet.

"I was just strolling in an open area when I suddenly saw the leopard coming out of a makeshift toilet. I ran away and called the police," he said. Soon, the police cordoned off the area and searched for the leopard for about two hours but could not spot it.

By that time a sizable number of people had gathered around the premises. When a curious onlooker removed a timber plank, the beast suddenly appeared and injured the person. The police then fired two shots in the air after which the beast disappeared from the scene and resurfaced at the Cantonment Hospital.

When a few photographers tried to take pictures of the beast from a window, it leapt to attack them. Although it could not come out of the window, it broke the panes and injured two people read more

NEWSLINK: Rare Sumatran tigers born at London Zoo

Melati a 5 year old sumatran tigress give birth to 3 tiger cubs-triplets-after a 106 day pregnancy at London Zoo.1,000 were in the wild in 1970 but only 300 are believed to be around now

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VIDEO: Rare Sumatran tiger cubs cctv footage, London Zoo

UK SIGHTINGS: Is this the Hallingbury panther? After the Essex Lion, couple spot 'big and scary' cat in county

A couple claim they spotted a black panther on the loose in an Essex field, describing it as a ‘big scary cat’.

Lynn Lacy and husband Michael were at home when they allegedly spotted the beast, which they claim was ‘jet black’ and ‘too big’ to be a dog or cat.
Mrs Lacy, 56, took this photo of the unknown animal on her iPhone after she spotted it on the edge of Hatfield Forest yesterday.Lynn Lacy and husband Michael were at home in Great Hallingbury, Essex, when they allegedly spotted the beast, which they claim was 'jet black' and 'too big' to be a dog or catread more

Friday, 14 March 2014

END CANNED HUNTING


March 2014: Tomorrow (15 March) the so-called sport of shooting tame, trapped lions will be in the spotlight. An unprecedented 55 marches across the world will simultaneously call for it to be banned in South Africa.
Called The Global March for Lions this world event will begin with a screening of a global prayer, led by Archbishop Tutu and his daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu at each venue, including one in London.
The London march has been co-organised by LionAid and photographer Paul Tully, and starts at 3pm at various locations. Eight separate marches will then arrive at the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square, at 4pm, for speeches. 
Philip Mansbridge, CEO of Care for the Wild, said: “Trophy hunting of any kind is deplorable, but Canned Hunting is particularly pathetic and vile. There is no skill, bravery or honour in any animal killing, least of all when they’re practically tame and trapped in an enclosed area.
“No wonder Canned Hunting is known as South Africa’s Dirty Little Secret. Lionesses are forced into an abnormal number of pregnancies to produce cubs. Then the cubs are raised, often by na├»ve overseas volunteers, in farms where tourists can come and have their photos taken with the animals, thinking that they are doing their bit for conservation.
“Finally, when the cubs are too old to pet, they are taken off to an enclosed location where they wait for their turn to be shot by some hero. And of course, the hero will want the head as a trophy, so the lion gets shot in the body, probably dying a slow and painful death.”
There is no legal definition for canned hunting but generally lions get bred in captivity, hand-reared for use in the cub petting industry. Then when these tame lions are big enough, they are shot in an enclosure often drugged, for an enormous sum of money.
The target animal is unfairly prevented from escaping the hunter, either by physical constraints (fencing) or by mental constraints.
White lions are particularly targeted because of their rarity. Linda Tucker, CEO of the Global White Lion Protection Trust said: “The lion crisis impacts on all of nature. If we don’t as a matter of dire urgency restore the rights of pride and dignity to the King of Kings, other magnificent wild beasts which have flourished for hundreds of thousands of years – like the Rhino – will ultimately be treated as a commodity, removed from their wild systems and bred in captivity to be killed for short-term gain.”
To make it worse bones from the dead lions are then sold into the Asian medicine trade, which then leads to increased demand and more wild lion poaching.
Wild populations of lions are in deep trouble, already extinct in around 25 African countries with the West African lion being dangerously close to complete extinction.

The march has two aims; to ban canned hunting in South Africa and to pressurize national governments to stop the importation of lion parts.
The marches will be taking place at  cities all over the world on march 15 (click here to find more information and your nearest)  

NEWSLINK: Why the declawing of big cats needs to stop now | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

Why the declawing of big cats needs to stop now | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare
Research shows that newly declawed cats shift their body weight backward onto the large central pad of the front feet and off the toes. This often ...

NEWSLINK: Climate Change Threatens Our Big Cat Mascots : Wildlife Promise

Climate Change Threatens Our Big Cat Mascots : Wildlife Promise
Many of our big cat mascots such as, tigers, lions, lynxes, and panthers, could be eliminated as climate change makes is increasingly more difficult for ...

ATTACKS: Liger Kills Keeper on Today Show - Big Cat Rescue

Liger Kills Keeper on Today Show - Big Cat Rescue
Safari's Interactive Animal Sanctuary is home to 27 big cats. Former keepers have warned for years that the practices there would lead to injuries, ...

UK SIGHTINGS: What became of the 'Beast of Barnet'? Times Series investigation reveals lynx's legacy

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What became of the 'Beast of Barnet'? Times Series investigation reveals lynx's legacy lives on
Rumours of a 'Beast of Barnet' filled pubs and school classrooms when various sightings of a big cat were reported across north London in the late ...

UK SIGHTINGS: 'Black panther' spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest

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'Black panther' spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest
A BIG cat, suspected to be a black panther, was spotted on the prowl in a field in Great Hallingbury yesterday (Tuesday, March 11). The animal was on ...

CAMPAIGN: 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Save Wild Tigers

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Save Wild Tigers
This poll of more than 50,000 people in 73 countries chose the tiger; of the big cats, he's the world's largest and most threatened with extinction

Thursday, 13 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Tigress captured

Tigress captured
The team of experts from south Kheri forest department tranquilised and encaged the big cat, which was posing a threat to the area since February 19 ...

VIDEO: Monkey vs Leopard: Incredible wildlife video shows game of big cat and mouse in Africa

Monkey vs Leopard: Incredible wildlife video shows game of big cat and mouse in Africa
In incredible scenes the big cat followed the monkey, flying through the air, but the target finally fled. During the hunt in the South African bush the ...

US SIGHTINGS: Big cat sighting in Durham has some saying mountain lion

Big cat sighting in Durham has some saying mountain lion
DURHAM >> A woman's photograph of a big cat roaming the snowy woods near her mother's home in a sleepy central Connecticut town has some ...

NEWSLINK: Wildlife Candle Company - International Exotic Feline Sanctuary

Wildlife Candle Company - International Exotic Feline Sanctuary
The pictures below represent some of our success stories in rehabilitating cats that came to the Sanctuary either resentful of humans or aggressive ...

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Week Is Coming #19 National Geographic Big Cats - Fairfieldragbrai.com

Big Cat Week Is Coming #19 National Geographic Big Cats - Fairfieldragbrai.com
Big Cat Week Is Coming 19 from tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com. You can find and browse collection about National geographic big cats animal ...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

NEWSLINK: Illegal Lion Kill

Illegal Lion Kill
The lion was seized and when it was inspected at the regional office, the biologist discovered the big cat was pregnant with three kittens. Howie he ...

USA SIGHTING: Police call off search for mountain lion in Fontana attack

Police call off search for mountain lion in Fontana attack
... mountain lion killed a dog earlier this week said they're being safe and not living in fear as police officers called off a search Thursday for the big cat.

AUSTRALIAN SIGHTINGS: Big black cat sightings just keep coming

Big black cat sightings just keep coming
It is, of course, the tale of the panther, or big cat, said to roam undisturbed stretches of bush throughout the country. While many dismiss the creature as ...

NEWSLINK: The town that cried leopard

The town that cried leopard
No big cat,” he says, and proceeds to take out a notepad and scale, sketching out the measurements of a leopard paw — roughly 10x9cm — for SDO ...

Regulators cite Harrah's act for animal abuses

Regulators cite Harrah's act for animal abuses
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a circus act featured at two Harrah's casinos in Nevada has been treating its big cats poorly.

NEWSLINK: Win tickets to a talk on the secrets of filming big cats

Win tickets to a talk on the secrets of filming big cats
And as former head of the BBC Natural History Unit and producer of some of the best-known natural history programmes on TV, including Big Cat ...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

FEATURELINK: Lions - A Species Under Threat - Big Cat Rescue Extras - Animalist

Lions - A Species Under Threat - Big Cat Rescue Extras - Animalist
Big Cat Rescue Extras: Lions - A Species Under Threat - Lions are not listed currently as endangered, but their numbers are falling dramatically.

NEWSLINK: After 7-hour rescue operation, leopard caged in Vasai

After 7-hour rescue operation, leopard caged in Vasai
The seven-year-old big cat had made himself at home under some firewood kept in the bathroom outside a chawl at Fatherwadi. A neighbour spotted ...

US SIGHTINGS: Cougar may be on prowl in Independence

Cougar may be on prowl in Independence
The Lancasters took photos of paw prints they believe belong to the big cat they saw, but they didn't get a photo of the cougar. “I'm 100 percent sure.

NEWSLINK: Villagers want big cat back to scare away opium-addicted Nilgai

Villagers want big cat back to scare away opium-addicted Nilgai
INDORE: Six years after relocation of leopard, farmers of Madhya Pradesh's opium belt now want the wild cat back in Mandsaur to protect their poppy ...