Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

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Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australias sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is dividing the close-knit community in half Described by the UN as a zone of spectacular and scenic landscapes, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. […]

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Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’

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Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the worlds fastest land animal – sprinting to extinction, experts have warned Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah the worlds fastest land animal becoming extinct, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that only 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying 9% of […]

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12+ Rare Wild Cat Species You Probably DidnaEUR( tm) t Know Exist

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We all know about lions, tigers, pumas, leopards and even jaguars, but there’s a whole world of wild cats out there, especially a bunch of rare, small and/ or weird ranges that you’ve likely never heard of! Cats evolved into a distinct household( Felidae) roughly 25 million years ago. Since then, they’ve expanded all over […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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Dying Lion Had No Hope Of Survival- But Then She Find Love

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Kahn and Sheila belonged to the same owner who used to rent them for photo ops and parties like many of his other lion cubs. Fortunately, the two lions were rescued by Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, but months apart. 6-year-old Kahn was malnourished and the end of his tail was chewed […]

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He Was Attacked By A Jungle Cat And Barely Lived To Tell The( Adorable) Tale

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“I’ve never had my ear licked before by an ocelot — first time for everything, ” is one of the things that actually came out of Coyote Peterson’s mouth during a real-life encounter with a young jungle cat. While wandering around in the rainforests of Costa Rica doing things that someone named Coyote Peterson would […]

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The secret recipe to seducing feral cats? It’s KFC .Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images What’s the difference between obscenely hungover people and feral cats? The unwavering appetite for fried food, of course. Apparently, Kentucky Fried Chicken happens to be the secret ingredient in helping control the feral feline population, which poses a constant danger to […]

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Thailand tiger temple faces criminal complaint

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Bangkok, Thailand( CNN) Federal officials in Thailand plan to file a criminal complaint against the controversial “Tiger Temple” after 40 dead tiger cubs were found in a freezer at the Buddhist temple, the deputy chief of the country’s parks and wildlife department said Thursday. Adisorn Noochdumrong, deputy director general of the Department of National Parks, […]

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No more monkey business: why primates should never be pets

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About 4,500 primates are in private hands in the UK many of them suffering poor conditions. Is it time for a forbidding? Primate owner Laura was scanning the internet adverts for monkeys she could try to rescue when she spotted one from a man in the Cotswolds who was clearly detecting caring for two common […]

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