Saturday, 28 June 2014

NEWSLINK: New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats

New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
Regulations banning private ownership of big cats and other dangerous wild animals have been strongly enforced in New York since 2005; however

NEWSLINK: Florida Panther Update June 19 2014

Florida Panther Update June 19 2014
FWC Commissioners receive Florida panther update.

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NEWSLINK: White tiger cubs go on display at Mexican zoo

White tiger cubs go on display at Mexican zoo
Fri Jul 6, 1:46 AM ET. GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Five Bengal tigers, four of them white males, have debuted at a zoo in western Mexico. The litter ...

UK SIGHTINGS: Royal Ascot: Forget Brown Panther, Clare Balding saw a real big cat in Herefordshire

Royal Ascot: Forget Brown Panther, Clare Balding saw a real big cat in Herefordshire
Leading sports presenter Clare Balding claims to have spotted a big cat while walking in the West Country. Balding is presenting Channel 4's horse ...

US SIGHTINGS: Big cat scare in Westside Road home

Big cat scare in Westside Road home
A Westside Road resident was confronted in a home invasion of the four-legged variety. Authorities converged on a property near Westshore Estates ...

Thursday, 26 June 2014

UK SIGHTINGS: CBS San Francisco

CBS San Francisco
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) - A massive mountain lion cornered at an apartment complex in Mountain View on May 6th reveals a long, winding journey 

US SIGHTINGS: Second cougar sighting reported on Janesville's southwest side

Second cougar sighting reported on Janesville's southwest side
The big cat she had heard was seen in the area was walking 100 feet away in grass along the ... It's got a huge tail, bright white chest and is very large.

NEWSLINK: White Tiger Dies at Wylie Wildlife Sanctuary

White Tiger Dies at Wylie Wildlife Sanctuary
Another big cat has died at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie. Officials said their white tiger, Kiro, died Tuesday after ...

NEWSLINK: Hundreds of Cases of Conflict Between Farmers and Predators Defused in Namibia

Hundreds of Cases of Conflict Between Farmers and Predators Defused in Namibia
Sometimes a GPS collar may provide useful insights into the local movements of big cat – information that can subsequently be shared and assessed ...

NEWSLINK: Heart of Louisiana: Big cats find home in Frierson, La.

Heart of Louisiana: Big cats find home in Frierson, La.
Jenny Senier is taking care of fourteen big cats. The lions, tigers, panthers, cougars and servals never had a chance to grow up in the wild. They will 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

UK SIGHTING: TV presenter Clare Balding spots big cat at the Doward near Ross-on-Wye

TV presenter Clare Balding spots big cat at the Doward near Ross-on-Wye
Clare Balding said that she saw a bib black cat at the Doward while recording ... A TELEVISION presenter told radio listeners that she saw a

UK SIGHTING: Quirky History - Swansea Ghosts and Pembrokeshire Big Cats

Quirky History - Swansea Ghosts and Pembrokeshire Big Cats
Since September of last year I've been writing a column for the South Wales Evening Post, entitled “Grand day Out”. Originally a one off outing

US SIGHTING: Video round-up: A big cat is spotted in Janesville, paddling in Eagle River, fishing on Lake ...

Video round-up: A big cat is spotted in Janesville, paddling in Eagle River, fishing on Lake ...
Fox6Now.com reports on a Janesville woman that spotted what she believes to be a cougar near her home.

NEWSLINK: Female rhino killed by tiger in Kaziranga

Female rhino killed by tiger in Kaziranga
The ageing rhino was attacked by the big cat near the Bagori range of the world heritage site, they said. Though Five veterinary doctors rushed to treat ...

NEWSLINK: 'Three tigers caught on camera in Tillari region'

'Three tigers caught on camera in Tillari region'
KERI: Maharashtra's forest department says it has used a camera trap technique to study the natural habitat as well as the movements of the big cat in ...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

UK SIGHTING: Clare Balding spooked after spotting giant black cat while recording radio show

Clare Balding spooked after spotting giant black cat while recording radio show
Clare was with locals at The Doward, a beauty spot near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, for her Radio 4 show Ramblings. There has been a wave of big ...

NEWSLINK: Meet the man who keeps big cats at home

Radio Times

Meet the man who keeps big cats at home
He'd donned a keeper's overalls as soon as he finished his GCSEs, after falling head over heels for the big cats while on work experience there.

NEWSLINK: NW China gets rare glimpse of big cat swimming in river

NW China gets rare glimpse of big cat swimming in river
Two local fisherman filmed the big cat paddling itself across the Ussuri River in Fuyuan county. The tiger's orange and black striped body clearly stood ...

US SIGHTING: Big cat-like animal spotted in Janesville

MyStateline.com

Big cat-like animal spotted in Janesville
Janesville police say a large cat-like animal was spotted Sunday night near a home in the 3400 block of Tennyson Drive. Authorities say they did not ...

NEWSLINK: Chinese tycoon convicted of eating big cat private part at elite 'Tiger feast'

Chinese tycoon convicted of eating big cat private part at elite 'Tiger feast'
The feasts are allegedly popular amongst corrupt government officials and elite businessmen who believe consuming the big cats improves ...

NEWSLINK: Young lioness undergoes steep decline in health

Young lioness undergoes steep decline in health
There, she was observed closely and screened for everything from parasites to feline viruses before being placed in the zoo's Big Cat Falls exhibit.

Friday, 20 June 2014

US SIGHTING: BBC News - Hollywood Hills mountain lion captured on film

BBC News - Hollywood Hills mountain lion captured on film
Footage has emerged of a male cougar first seen in Griffith Park in Los Angeles almost two years ago. | See more about lions, mountains and news

US SIGHTINGS: Mountain View Cougar Hid Near Street for 9 Hours: Report

Mountain View Cougar Hid Near Street for 9 Hours: Report
Walkers and bikers in Mountain View almost came face to face with a big cat. The cougar that was captured in Mountain View last month stashed itself ...

NEWSLINK: He looks sweet, but this bobcat isn't 'showing his love'

He looks sweet, but this bobcat isn't 'showing his love'
This popular YouTube video of a bobcat rubbing his cheek on a boy has elicited 'awws' from many viewers, but this big cat isn't showing affection 

NEWSLINK: Chinese businessman convicted of eating big cat at elite 'Tiger feast'

Mirror.co.uk

Chinese businessman convicted of eating big cat at elite 'Tiger feast'
The feasts are allegedly popular amongst corrupt government officials and elite businessmen who believe consuming the big cats improves ...

NEWSLINK: Jho Low FLAUNTS his mysterious wealth, pledges US$ 20mil to big cat conservation

Jho Low FLAUNTS his mysterious wealth, pledges US$ 20mil to big cat conservation
KUALA LUMPUR - Flamboyant tycoon Jho Low will donate US$20 million (RM64 million) across the next decade to a New York-based wild cat 

NEWSLINK: Now at Big Cat Rescue June 11 2014

Now at Big Cat Rescue June 11 2014
Kimba Tiger Update. Kimba the tiger is so thin. On June 8, 2014 both of our vets came out to re evaluate Kimba the tigress, as she just isn't eating as ...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

UK SIGHTINGS: 'Big cat' seen swimming across Kent lake.

'Big cat' seen swimming across Kent lake.
On 7th June 2014 at 9pm a professional photographer snapped a large, cat-like swimming across a Kent lake. At the time the witness was ...

NEWSLINK: Bobcat sighted in backyard of Sharon family, police say

Boston Globe

Bobcat sighted in backyard of Sharon family, police say
Suzy Levenson knew something was off when she opened a can of cat food in her ... “I said, wow, that's a big cat — that's not a cat, that's a bobcat!

NEWSLINK: A Boy And His Jaguar Speak To Children Who Feel Misunderstood

Community Idea Stations

A Boy And His Jaguar Speak To Children Who Feel Misunderstood
NPR
The first time I saw a big cat was when my father took me to the Bronx Zoo, when I was about 4 years old I believe, and I went into ... the Big Cat house, ...

NEWSLINK: Calls for big cat adverts to be taken off internet

Calls for big cat adverts to be taken off internet
In February, the UAE ratified the London Declaration on Wildlife Trade, which was hoped would bring about tougher rules on the online sale of big

NEWSLINK: Railways to ensure lion's share of safety after six big cat deaths in Gujarat

Daily Mail

Railways to ensure lion's share of safety after six big cat deaths in Gujarat
Reduction of train speed in areas prone to lion movement are among the necessary precautions that the Western Railway authorities have assured ...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Cruelty

Big Cat Cruelty
Urgent: Pending a veto from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Tony the tiger will continue to languish in a cage as a roadside attraction. Please act

US SIGHTINGS: Big Cat Sightings in Fayette County, PA?-June 6, 2014

Big Cat Sightings in Fayette County, PA?-June 6, 2014
For about a week now I have been hearing reports that a big cat, possibly a cougar has been seen on a number of occasions in an area of Fayette 

US SIGHTINGS: Mountain Lion Spotted Near Creek Path

Mountain Lion Spotted Near Creek Path
A mountain lion was spotted Friday morning in Winters, now people are being warned to keep an eye out for the big cat. Winters Police says they were ...

NEWSLINK: Cheetah enclosure rebuilt after run of escapes

Cheetah enclosure rebuilt after run of escapes
After a run of great escapes from the cheetah residents of Salzburg Zoo, the big cat enclosure has been rebuilt in an effort to prevent further breakouts

US SIGHTING: Witnesses say 'big cat' lurking in Hot Spring County

Witnesses say 'big cat' lurking in Hot Spring County
Witnesses say 'big cat' lurking in Hot Spring County. HOT SPRING COUNTY (KATV) -- Arkansas wildlife officers and local deputies continue surveying

US SIGHTINGS: CHEK News: Official Page Facebook Cougar country - one big cat is dead

CHEK News: Official Page
Cougar country - one big cat is dead but residents report seeing another prowling in the area. Stacy Ross explains.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

NEWSLINK: Download Tiger Tales Tracking the Big Cat Across Asia by Ullas K. Karanth

Download Tiger Tales Tracking the Big Cat Across Asia by Ullas K. Karanth
Download Tiger Tales Tracking the Big Cat Across Asia by Ullas K. Karanth (Editor) book pdf. You can download your book here. Tiger Tales Tracking

NEWSLINK: ELI5: If I raised a big cat solely by myself from birth, would it eventually want to kill me?

ELI5: If I raised a big cat solely by myself from birth, would it eventually want to kill me?
There are examples of people who raise big cats, and even live with them in their homes. It's not impossible, it's just generally a pretty bad idea

NEWSLINK: Palm Beach Zoo celebrates 13th birthday of native Florida panther, Mirasol with big bash

WPEC

Palm Beach Zoo celebrates 13th birthday of native Florida panther, Mirasol with big bash
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- A big cat got a special birthday treat today at the Palm Beach Zoo. Mirasol is the Zoo's Florida panther, and she is ...

NEWSLINK: Tigress dies of old age

IBNLive

Tigress dies of old age
Autopsy report revealed that the big cat died of old age, he said. 'Sita' was brought to the national park in 1994 from Jagdalpur when she was just nine ...

NEWSLINK: 'Cat on Prowl Harmless, Not to be Shifted'

'Cat on Prowl Harmless, Not to be Shifted'
However, the forest officials had at first disregarded the presence of the big cat and thought that it may be a dhole (Asiatic wild dog). They then traced 

NEWSLINK: Dh294m pledge to save the wild cats

gulfnews.com

Dh294m pledge to save the wild cats
Dr Alan Rabinowitz, chief executive officer of Panthera and a renowned conservation expert explained why the numbers of various species of big cats ...

US SIGHTINGS: Shawnee couple spots mountain lion

Shawnee couple spots mountain lion
Whatever you call it, it's a big cat, and Ken and Glenda Kerbo believe they have spotted one twice near their home, which is not far from Grove School.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

NEWSLINK: Leopard prowls in Chennai's backyard; search intensified for the big cat

Leopard prowls in Chennai's backyard; search intensified for the big cat
CHENNAI: Even as the blazing sun leaves the city's residents reeling, 60km away in Chengalpet, people are facing a far more serious problem - a ...

NEWSLINK: Lion Man's daring tales will be told

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Lion Man's daring tales will be told
Big cat fans will not have to travel to deepest Africa to hear stories of wild animals on Saturday when Lion Man Craig Busch comes to North Walsham.

NEWSLINK: Neglected tigers arrive at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue

Neglected tigers arrive at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue
TAMPA — Three tigers named Keisha, Kimba and Zeus arrived at Big Cat Rescue on Wednesday evening after a 22-hour trip from New York to ...

NEWSLINK: Big cat trainer who was MAULED by a tiger at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo returns to work just ...

Big cat trainer who was MAULED by a tiger at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo returns to work just ...
And just months after the terrifying ordeal that nearly cost Dave Styles his life, the experienced big cat handler has made the brave decision to to step ...

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

NEWSLINK: Zulu Church Replaces Leopard Pelts with Faux Fur to Protect Big Cat Population

Zulu Church Replaces Leopard Pelts with Faux Fur to Protect Big Cat Population
Conservationists convince Zulu church to swap leopard pelts for faux furs.

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Rescuers rescued 3 starving and severely neglected tigers yesterday from a dilapidated

Big Cat Rescuers rescued 3 starving and severely neglected tigers yesterday from a dilapidated
The 3 tigers that will now call Big Cat Rescue home – Keisha, Kimba and Zeus — are on their way here right now! http://ift.tt/1k0LtjQ. via http://ift.tt

NEWSLINK: Watch This Rescued Leopard Get Totally Hot Over Mens' Body Spray

Watch This Rescued Leopard Get Totally Hot Over Mens' Body Spray
Big Cat Rescue out of Tampa, Florida, is the world's largest sanctuary devoted entirely to big cats. They provide homes to over 100 rescued exotic cats

NEWSLINK: Leopard prowls in Chennai's backyard; search intensified for the big cat

Leopard prowls in Chennai's backyard; search intensified for the big cat
CHENNAI: The fear in several villages surrounding Chengalpet, 60km from Chennai, is palpable. Since Friday last, when a leopard killed a goat in a ...

NEWSLINK: Fascinated by the big cat

The Hindu

Fascinated by the big cat
A civil servant and now the author of Scent of a Game, a book that focuses on poaching and the declining tiger population in India

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Rescue saves three tigers from New York sanctuary

Big Cat Rescue saves three tigers from New York sanctuary
Three tigers have a new forever home in Tampa. Big Cat Rescue saved Keisha, Kimba and Zeus. They were seized from JNK's Call of the Wild

FEATURE: The Almost Big Cats

The Almost Big Cats
There are the undisputed Big Four cats - lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars - and then there are another four that are sometimes placed with them, ...

NEWSLINK: Trend for tiger pictures on Tinder spawns big-cat backlash

Trend for tiger pictures on Tinder spawns big-cat backlash
On popular dating platforms like Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, thousands of daters have turned to big cats to help them catch the eye of potential mates.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

NEWSLINK: UAE roars into action with fund to protect big cats

UAE roars into action with fund to protect big cats
“Panthera is the gold standard in big cat conservation,” said Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, managing director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species

NEWSLINK: ABC exposes pseudo sanctuaries

ABC exposes pseudo sanctuaries
For the cats,. Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue. an Educational Sanctuary home. to more than 100 big cats. 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625

NEWSLINK: Local News from All Over

Earth Island Journal

Earth Island Journal
Local News from All Over
The big cats routinely raid Masai cattle in the villages, and the herders, whose life centers around their cows, hunt down and kill lions in retribution.
The big cats routinely raid Masai cattle in the villages, and the herders, whose life centers around their cows, hunt down and kill lions in retribution.

US SIGHTINGS: 'I could see his eyes': cougar killed after chasing woman

CTV News

'I could see his eyes': cougar killed after chasing woman
Several people reported seeing the big cat around the Galloping Goose trail in the Langford area Monday morning, including a woman who said she ...

NEWSLINK: Changing Attitudes of Maasai Steppe Pastoralists Offer Hope to Lions

Changing Attitudes of Maasai Steppe Pastoralists Offer Hope to Lions
The lion hunt remains one of their most celebrated rituals, simultaneously honoring the big cat and praising young warriors for their bravery. (Photo by ...

Friday, 6 June 2014

US SIGHTINGS: Resident describes big cat in Hot Spring County | Environment

Resident describes big cat in Hot Spring County | Environment
HOT SPRING COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Could a big cat be on the prowl in Hot Spring County? Multiple people say they have seen it, but no one is really

NEWSLINK: Leopard Loves Mens Body Spray!

Leopard Loves Mens Body Spray!
Big Cat Rescue: Leopard Loves Mens Body Spray! - Reno the leopard loves mens body spray and can't get enough of the smell! We use many ...

UK SIGHTINGS: 19 Big Cat Sightings in Angus Just the 'tip of the Iceberg'

19 Big Cat Sightings in Angus Just the 'tip of the Iceberg'
1 hour ago 19 big cat sightings in Angus just the 'tip of the iceberg'. Nearly 20 big cats have been reported to police over the last 10 years in Angus

Thursday, 5 June 2014

UK SIGHTINGS: Exeter Express and Echo published Wolverine among 20 'big cat'

Exeter Express and Echo published Wolverine among 20 'big cat'
More than 20 'big cats' have been spotted across South West England over the last three years, including a wolverine, according to police fi.

NEWSLINK: Straying Big Cats Worry Villagers on Forest Fringes

Straying Big Cats Worry Villagers on Forest Fringes
The increase in attack on cattle, sighting of big cats and man-animal conflicts have made life miserable in the forest fringe villages., News from ...