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Mike the LSU Tiger- The REST of the Story

So LSU has officially introduced the Tiger Nation to Mike VII, a “rescue tiger” donated to the school by Wild at Heart Wildlife Center, described as a sanctuary and located in Okeechobee, Florida. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? A tiger in need will now live a life of luxury in a habitat described by NPR reporter Ashley … Continue reading

Showing a Little Gratitude for My Natural Surroundings

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving! Time to rest up for Wednesday night- the biggest bar night of the year. Yep, it surpasses New Years’ Eve even! To be followed by Thursday’s eat-a-thon, then Friday’s shopping madness. Yeah, we sure know how to show our gratitude. Ah, but we each have a choice as to how … Continue reading

A Tour of Big Cat Rescue

For my upcoming birthday I decided to give myself a tour of Big Cat Rescue. I’ve always wanted to see the sanctuary for myself, and so I did. I have to say, it was not what I expected. Oh, not the rescue itself. The 60 acres are well-maintained and give the resident cats places both … Continue reading

Her Name Was Nola. She Was a Showgirl.

The world is mourning the death of Nola, the beloved Northern White Rhino of the San Deigo Zoo Safari Park. She was 41. Nola was around 18 months old when she was captured in the wild and taken to the Dvůr Králové Zoo in The Czech Republic. In 1989 Nola was again moved, this time to the … Continue reading

Pet Moose? Wildlife Should Remain Wild!

It seems that there’s a problem with people in Alaska wanting to touch baby moose- and even wanting to keep them as pets!   According to the Associated Press, there have been a string of incidents involving people in Alaska trying to do just that. Persons in Willow had a baby moose in their back yard in a … Continue reading

Exotic Animals in Ohio are Again in the News

Ohio has an exotic animal problem.  Yep, they still have problems, even after Zanesville and the so-called revamping of laws addressing exotic animal ownership. So what happened this time? Tiger Ridge Exotics owner Kenny Hetrick failed to file for a permit in a timely manner. State agriculture department inspectors also found safety problems, including inadequate fencing … Continue reading

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