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The Last Lions

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A new National Geographic movie, The Last Lions, opened this past weekend in Washington, DC. The movie is about saving lions, and they are doing some really fun promotions to help spread the movie around the country. Download the free (and very fun) photo app, The Last Lions.

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Cute California sea lion pups

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SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. Park guests … Continue reading → The post Cute California sea lion pups appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks — all apparently shot. The bodies of seven sea lions with bullet wounds were recently found on the Nisqually River. On Monday, a sea lion was found dead on West Seattle’s Lincoln Park beach. The animal protection group Seal Sitters says a necropsy showed that the sea lion had suffered a shark bite and had twisted intestines in addition to a bullet wound.

Phoenix Restaurant Serves Lion Burgers

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A restaurant owner who put lion burgers on the menu in honor of the World Cup has felt a roar of anger from outraged animal rights activists. Cameron Selogie, owner of the Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, served burgers made with African lion this week as a nod to the tournament in South Africa. Serving African lion meat is perfectly legal, said Michael Herndon, a spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration. Tags: exotic meats phoenix arizona lion

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes twin sea lion pups

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Sea lions usually give birth to one pup, and twin pups are very rare in the animal world! On June 17, 2012, twin sea lions were born at SeaWorld Orlando. This is the first time twin sea lions have been born at the park.

Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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The Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lionsNever mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat.

Sea Lion Euthanized at Bonneville Dam

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Sea lions are killed here for eating salmon. We all know that it's not the sea lions' fault that the salmon runs are either threatened or endangered. Tags: State of Washington salmon Stupid sea lions dams endangered species Sorry, another Washington State story. About 60 have already been identified as nuisance animals with the possibility of future trapping and euthanization. It really makes me angry.

CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, is shown in the photo, holding a mountain lion he reportedly hunted and killed in Idaho, according to Western Outdoor Press, which published the photo. Hunting mountain lion is legal in Idaho, but illegal in California. What was this idiot thinking?

Lion Ranger: Trouble in the Pride

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Meet the biggest pride in the Kingdom of the Great White Lion, “Kaiser’s Pride.” It is home to four stunning large males: Alex, Kaiser, Rafiki and Siam, three of which are white lions, some of the rarest in the world. What are your plans for the Labor Day weekend?

On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

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Finally, in my e-mailbox this morning, and probably in yours, was the Care2 newsletter, including a link to a column about a restaurant in Arizona that will soon serve burgers made from lion meat. I was curious about why it's so terrible to eat lions. Lions aren't food in our culture. However, with lions the story is different because they are a vulnerable species in the wild, and their numbers are declining. Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ?

Salmon Threatened by Humans, Not Sea Lions

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Here's someone else who agrees with me that sea lions are not the true threat to salmon. It's just easier to kill sea lions that to break down dams. She highlights dams, but that is only one of the four H's (hydro, harvest, habitat and hatcheries) that are obliterating this beautiful creature. I think this opinion is pretty wide-spread.

Kofa Mountain Lion Update

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Though I wrote about the mountain lions of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge a couple of times, it was never with the breadth and depth that Deb Durant of Invisible Voices has. This is a surreal situation in my opinion because, as Ron writes, "all 3 Alternatives in the DEA allow for the killing of Kofa lions, just at different rates and at different geographic locations."

Kill the Sea Lions Before They Kill Again!

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Let's pick the sea lions! Portland judge said Wednesday the Northwest states can kill hungry sea lions on the Columbia River. Judge Michael Mosman’s ruling means Washington, Oregon and Idaho can shoot or remove up to 85 sea lions next year. The group’s Sharon Young says fisheries managers are using the sea lions as scapegoats. Tags: salmon sea lions This is pretty frustrating.

Police Shooting of 15 lb Mountain Lion Cub Ruled Unjustified

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Wow, bet that must have been a short hearing. A 15 lb cub and they were so freaked out they shot it. Said Larry Nichols, a weapons and tactics specialist with the Burbank Police Department, who wrote the review: "The actions taken by the officers [were] not appropriate and outside of the department policy. No person was placed in immediate jeopardy." Morons.

California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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He is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingThe wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. Full story here.

Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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Each one of the sleek, whiskered sea lions recovering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has its own story. Even though it has been a record year for sick harbor seals, sea lions and elephant seals, experts say it could get much worse. Tags: marine animals seals sea lions From the Contra Costa Times. Some are visibly struggling for life and lie listlessly near in-ground pools. Others swim, play and jostle with one another.

Ligers in China

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A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. Tags: zoos taiwan tigers lion endangered species One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan. The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said Huang, who possesses an array of wildlife, should be dealt with harshly to deter others from copying the behavior.

Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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In India, f orensic tests helped establish guilt in the killing of 10 endangered lions. Between February and March 2007, 10 lions were killed by poachers in three different incidents at the Gir National Park (GNP) which houses 360 Asiatic lions, the only surviving population in the wild. Tags: wildlife crime India poaching lion

Woman Leads Fight Against Circuses in Portugal

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animal abuse europe regulation portugal circus lionI like this story because I can only imagine the conditions of circus animals in Portugal. When I was in the Azores, there was a circus called Atlas I think and there were horrible, gaudy posters. I just had a sick feeling about the possible treatment of those animals. Being of Azorean heritage, and, therefore, Portuguese, I know personally that animal welfare is not a cultural value.

Big Cat Week, day 3

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Tonight’s program is called Lion Warriors and premieres Wednesday, December 8, at 9PM ET/PT. Kilimanjaro in Kenya, lions are attacking Maasai cattle, as they have for hundreds of years. Now the Maasai elders and chiefs are recognizing that the threat to the lions is also a threat to their way of life, and have forbidden the warriors to hunt them. Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men.

Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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A few facts that might surprise you: · Africa’s lion population has declined by more than 90 percent in the last 50 years. Nat Geo Wild presents the third annual Big Cat Week starting Sunday, Dec 9th. The week features shows that highlight the kings and queens of the jungle!

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The Unregulated Wildlife Trade in Baghdad

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It's unregulated and there are many exotic pets being sold, like primates and lions. Here's an article in the Times Union about the wildlife trade in Baghdad. Awful.

Baghdad Zoo Wants Animals

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It makes me sick thinking about the animals already there (numbering 1,500 including lions and tigers.). It's bad enough to send animals to zoos, but to a zoo in Baghdad?? No way.

Big Cat Week, day 4

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Tonight, Lions on the Edge! The animals follow the dry riverbed upstream for water, while circling prides of lions position themselves close by, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Video “The Chase and Chomp” – A lion pride tracks a zebra herd for hours, until it’s ready to pounce — no zebra can escape an ambush like this. Another fun sneak peek of Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week! Premieres Thursday, December 9, at 9PM ET/PT.

Big Cat Week!

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Tonight’s premiere episode, Big Cat Odyssey , follows lions and leopards through Africa’s harshest climatic extremes. An entire lion pride battles a large buffalo to down the beast. In the Thick of Lion Territory” – Filmmakers Derek and Beverly Zoubert spend their lives up close and personal with lions – and capture many kills on film. Big Cat Week starts tonight on Nat Geo WILD! Are you ready?

See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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The area is a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.

Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild

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The highlight of Big Cat Week is the showing of Joubert’s film, The Last Lions, which premieres Friday 12/16 at 8P et/pt. Photos from Beverly Joubert (from The Last Lions). The big cats of the world need our help.

Flight to Freedom

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Four lions, rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from a Bolivian circus when the country banned the use of animals in circuses have a new home, and a life of luxury at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in Calaveras County. You can follow their blog, Flight to Freedom , to get updates on how the lions are doing, and to read the full story and see videos like the one below. These lions really are home for the holidays.””.

Cute of the Day: in like a lamb?

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If the lamb is as adorable as the one in the photo, I think we would welcome it (even with the out like a lion part)! I think most of us in the Northern hemisphere are ready for spring to arrive! It’s not that far away now, but will it be in like a lamb?

Chinese Milk Sickens Animals Too

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Two baby orang-utans and a lion cub have become the latest victims of China's contaminated milk crisis. Apparently, tainted Chinese milk is sickening animals as well. More melamine contamination. The animals, at at Hangzhou Zoo near Shanghai, developed kidney stones after being fed milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. Chinese media report that the animals had been fed on milk powder made by Sanlu Group for more than a year.

“African Cats” Giveaway!

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Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.

Odd Friendships

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National Geographic Channel’s upcoming show, Unlikely Animal Friends, will bring you stories about Christian the Lion and his humans, a baby hippo and a giant tortoise, a lioness and a baby oryx, an orangutan and a hound dog and more!

Deadly 60: Big Cat Battleground

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At night, he catches up with a pride of lions to witness their hunting and killing skills in the dark, proving just how deadly and vicious lions are. Tonight! Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD! Africa’s big cats are among the most iconic predators.

Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 12/12/09

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The Calgary Zoo is under scrutiny for yet another animal death; Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is welcomed back to Atlanta; New Zealand is being bombarded with international protests for what many consider to be a transition to “factory farming” in Mackenzie Country; Russia bemoans that fact that it hasn't matched the US in transforming sea lions into military weapons; and a German tourist is caught smuggling 44 lizards out of New Zealand in his underwear.

From Today's New York Times

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Seamus McGraw tells us he has to kill deer in his section of Pennsylvania because “with no predators to speak of—the wolves were wiped out centuries ago and the last mountain lion in the state was killed more than 70 years ago—the responsibility for trying to restore a part of that balance fell to me.” Who wiped out the wolves and mountain lions? To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec.

Cause an Uproar

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Everything from lions in Kenya to snow leopards in the Himalaya, the big cats all need our help. Like so many of you, we love the majestic big cats in the world. So of course we wanted to help spread the word about the Cause an Uproar initiative. Big cats in the world need our help.

Giveaway: Emory’s Gift

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One day while fishing in the woods behind his home Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear. We got a chance to read Emory’s Gift recently, and we even have a signed copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader!

Experts Baffled About Why Wild Animal Behaved Like Wild Animal

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They should not be in people's homes any more then lions or tigers should. I don't care if a chimp has tea with you every day at 3, watches TV, drinks whiskey and smokes cigars, it is still a wild animal. They are wild animals. And, there is nothing wrong with that. Wild animals are some of the coolest animals around. Just because they sort of look like us, doesn't mean that they are like us.

Trick or Treat for Big Cats

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Did you know that lions, tigers and other felines are vanishing at an alarming rate? We love Halloween at our house, so we were very excited to hear about this great way to help big cats this year! The Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats initiative, from National Geographic, combines a fun activity kids love with the opportunity to learn more about and make a difference in the environment. There are more tigers in captivity than in the wild! Doesn’t that just sound wrong?