It was a hot and dry July in Crockett, Texas. Responding to a warrant for suspicious activity police entered a suspects property and found 14 exotic cats and a wolf. The owner had treated the animals cruelly, depriving them of food, care, and shelter. Two of the cats were four-month-old cubs; they were dehydrated, flea ridden, and their coats were patchy and dry. Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was alerted, seized all the animals and took custody of them. Read full report.
The zoo may benefit from public interest in conservation, following the recent demise of Cecil, who was killed in Zimbabwe by a bow-hunting dentist from Minnesota. At the event, “you also can get more deeply involved by talking with conservation groups such as the Bay Area Puma Project, Uganda Carnivore Program and the Mountain Lion Foundation,” according to the Contra Costa Times. Read full report.
Four mountain lion sightings have been reported recently in San Francisco. The same cat appears to be the lone feline involved in all the sightings, said a statement from the Presidio Trust, National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Read full report.
Officials say a mountain lion spotted at least four times in San Francisco last week is believed to have left town, making its way down the coast. Read full report.
Four mountain lion sightings have been reported in the San Francisco area since June 30. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control said three of the sightings were made by members of the public, while one of the sightings was captured by a neighborhood security camera. Authorities believe the recent sightings are of the same mountain lion. Read full report.
Zara McDonald is the Founder and President of Felidae Conservation Fund. She is an entrepreneur, conservationist, and vet technician, and has journeyed throughout four continents working on behalf of wild felid research and conservation since 2002. Read full report.
Despite the large human population of the Bay Area, we are fortunate to share our home with a variety of wildlife. One of the largest species – and most elusive – is the puma. Read full report.
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