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People & Panthers: Can Humans Coexist With Big Cats?

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/BIG CATS) Endangered panthers are no longer on the brink of extinction in southwest Florida. Meanwhile, southwest Florida’s human population has grown at one of the fastest rates in the nation, and it shows no sign of stopping. Florida faces a challenge to preserve these big cats, but in order to do so, the […]

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Gotcha! 7 Of The World’s Most Elusive Animals Caught On Film

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/ANIMAL PICTURES) We shared some exciting news with you recently with our report on the saola sighting in Vietnam. After 15 years without a trace, a camera trap in the Central Annamite Mountains managed to snap a photo of one of the Earth’s rarest mammals. What’s even more thrilling is the saola isn’t the […]

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Pumpkin Playtime With Big Cats

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Every year after Halloween the Big Cat Rescue receives leftover pumpkins from stores for the enrichment of the cats. Watch as the tigers, panthers, leopards, and lynx play with, pounce on, and generally demolish their new toys. — Global Animal

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<p>The cougar is back from near extinction. Photo Credit: Associated Press, Bebeto Matthews</p>

The Big Cat Is Back On The Prowl

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Once teetering on the brink of extinction, the North American cougar is now one of the greatest success stories in wildlife conservation. The big cat species goes by a wide variety of different names including mountain lion, catamount, puma, panther, and painter. By 1900, cougars were nearly extinct in all regions east of the Rockies. […]

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<p>A caged coati is seen at the Wildlife research and conservation center in Toluca December 23, 2008. From the live snakes that smugglers stuff with packets of cocaine to the white tigers drug lords keep as exotic pets, rare animals are being increasingly sucked into Mexico's deadly narcotics trade. Following the lead of their Colombian counterparts, Mexico's flashy drug lords like to show off rarities like sea turtle skin boots and build ostentatious private zoos. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Felipe Leon</p>

Exotic Animals In Drug War Crossfire

(ANIMAL SMUGGLING/VIDEO) MEXICO — Mexican drug cartel leaders are keeping exotic animals as a show of power and status. But when the drug lords are arrested, the animals are left with nowhere else to go but to public zoos. With each arrest, up to 200 lions, tigers, monkeys, birds, and other exotic animals flooding into […]

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