A tiger went on an 800-mile odyssey in search of a mate
A tiger in India traveled more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) in search of a mate -- the longest such walk ever recorded by a big cat in India, according to researchers. © Maharashtra Forest Department The tiger, known as T1-C1, was tracked on an epic 800-mile journey. The five-month-long odyssey saw the tiger, dubbed T1-C1 by scientists, criss-cross through forests and populated urban areas before eventually settling in a nature reserve, said Ravikiran Govekar, field director with the Maharashtra State Forest Department.
Alan Rabinowitz with two Siberian tigers at the Bronx Zoo in 2007. He established the world’s first jaguar preserve, in Belize With therapy he found his voice — a particularly forceful and articulate one — as a leading big cat conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx
A 500-pound Bengal tiger kept in rural Pine County mauled and killed its owner at her residence At the time of her death, Gamble had two other tigers in the fenced enclosure; the animals are being cared for Quist said she is braced for local resistance to her own sanctuary in the wake of the killing.
A wildlife conservationist was attacked and injured by several of her own tigers during an event at a wildlife sanctuary in southern California.
Patty Perry, founder of Wildlife Environmental Conservation (WEC) in Moorpark, California, suffered puncture wounds and several cuts after at least two of the tigers attacked her during a special event for donors.
"They began to play with her and the Bengal took both paws and wrapped them around her legs. She fell on the ground and another tiger jumped on her and began to pull on her before they got her out and she got some lacerations,” said friend and WEC attorney Michael Bradbury to.
Teen Files Lawsuit Over Sexual Assasult Against Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A teen and her family are suing the City of Fort Worth for $1,000,000 claiming city employees did nothing to stop the underaged girl from being sexually assaulted multiple times while working at the city's animal shelter. The lawsuit says the victim was 15-years-old when she started volunteering at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Adoption Center. There, she worked closely with Christian Morgan, a married man in his 30's.The lawsuit says the victim was 15-years-old when she started volunteering at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Adoption Center. There, she worked closely with Christian Morgan, a married man in his 30's.
Legitimate Sanctuaries versus Pseudo- Sanctuaries . The following begins with an excerpt from an article written by GFAS. Or perhaps the exotic animal facility you supported for its educational efforts, turned out to imprison tigers in small enclosures or breed them in a basement.
Jeremy Hance: Little-known by scientists and largely ignored by conservationists , the wild Asian dog – or dhole – faces widespread deforestation, poisonings, lack of prey and disease. Can a few dhole champions save this tough predator?
Witnesses, including several members of the fire department, rushed to Perry’s aid during the attack.
"A lot of people I'm sure that saw it were horrified thinking the worst. She said it was obvious they were playing with her because they do love her. She raised them from babies," said Bradbury.
Perry has 50at the facility including zebras, birds, and leopards.
“We use live animal ambassadors for our outreach programs. The impact our information delivers to the public is second only to the impact created by the wildlife,” says the sanctuary’s website. “The animals are the real teachers.”
Bradbury told KABC that animal control is aware of the incident but does not expect anything to happen.
"It’s never happened before. She’s ... been with those tigers, you know, on hundreds and hundreds of occasions and gone through the same kind of routine virtually daily,” Bradbury said.
Bradbury says that Perry knows the animals didn’t mean to harm her and that she is absolutely heartbroken over what happened and, as soon as she is released from the hospital and the investigation concludes, she will be right back doing her normal routine with the animals again.
Animal Advocates Say Dallas Turning Blind Eye To Dog Fighting .
“Why you would allow someone to take a pass on continuing own animals after they've been involved in crimes using animals. It makes no sense."The state director of Animal Wellness Action said when her organization brought pictures and videos to authorities allegedly showing pit bulls in possession of a man with a court order not have any contact with animals, the director said Dallas Police and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office did nothing about it.