Mexico seizes 10 tigers, 5 lions in cartel-dominated areaApril 22, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Saturday they have seized a huge collection of exotic animals including 10 tigers, six jaguars, five lions and other species in a cartel-dominated town.
As tiger count grows, India’s Indigenous demand land rightsApril 9, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — It was a celebratory atmosphere for officials gathered just hours away from several of India's major tiger reserves in the southern city of Mysuru, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday to much applause that the country's tiger population has steadily grown to over 3,000 since its flagship conservation program began 50 years ago after concerns that numbers of the big cats were dwindling.
Police search for tiger stolen from home in northern MexicoMarch 29, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Northern Mexico has developed such a habit of exotic animals and violence, that people not only keep tigers as pets, they steal them.
Prosecutors in the violent northern state of Sonora said Tuesday they are searching for a full-grown Bengal tiger named Baluma.
Tiger cub rescued in New Mexico finds new home in ColoradoFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate last month now has a new home in Colorado.
Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, where the 4-month-old cub has been receiving care, told the Albuquerque Journal that he was transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.
Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully capturedJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African animal welfare officials on Monday successfully sedated and captured a tiger that was spotted roaming a residential area to the east of the capital Johannesburg.
Guards monitoring security cameras on an office building in the Johannesburg suburb of Edenvale say they spotted the big cat early Monday and took part in its capture during which officials used darts containing sedative.
Broome’s season-high 27 powers No. 16 Auburn to winJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina started a three-guard lineup with no center. Auburn's Johni Broome noticed.
The Tigers' 6-foot-10 center had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead No.
Escaped tiger in South Africa found and euthanizedJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tiger that escaped from a private farm in South Africa and attacked a man and killed two dogs and a pig while on the loose for days was euthanized on Wednesday.
Sheba, an 8-year-old female tiger, was shot in the early hours of the morning after being spotted in a residential area near where it escaped in the Walkerville region south of Johannesburg, police said.
Wake Forest spoils No. 19 Clemson’s perfect ACC startJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest ended No. 19 Clemson’s unexpected perfect start in Atlantic Coast Conference play in a style that demands the Demon Deacons start getting more attention of their own.
South Africa: Search on after tiger escapes, attacks manJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa are searching for a tiger that escaped from its enclosure at a private farm near Johannesburg over the weekend, injured a man and killed a dog.
Local media said the man survived the attack but was taken to the hospital.
Tiger cub found in crate to stay at ABQ BioPark for 30 daysJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate is being cared for by the ABQ BioPark zoo, but only for the next month.
Zoo officials tell KOAT-TV the animal, which is estimated to be 3 months old, is very “people-oriented."
Albuquerque police report finding Bengal tiger in dog crateJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police officers responding to reports of a shooting in southeast Albuquerque say they found a young Bengal tiger in a dog crate, but it's not the same animal sought since least year.
Found: Alligator, drugs, guns, money. But where’s the tiger?September 10, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alligator, drugs, guns and money were seized during a raid at two homes in Albuquerque last month, but New Mexico wildlife officials said Saturday they are still searching for a young tiger they believe is being illegally kept as a pet.
Slovakia on alert as tiger escaped from Ukraine seen in parkSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police and local authorities in eastern Slovakia have urged residents to be cautious after a tiger that escaped from private hands in neighboring Ukraine was seen over the weekend in a border area.
Rescued Oklahoma tigers get care in California and new homeJuly 15, 2022 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two neglected tigers rescued from a long-shuttered roadside tourist attraction in Oklahoma are beginning new lives more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away at California’s Oakland Zoo after receiving much-needed medical treatment.
Police haul off big cats, other animals after sanctuary raidJuly 6, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday started hauling away 177 lions, tigers, jaguars and other exotic big cats that were found at an animal rescue center in the mountains on Mexico City’s south side.
Prosecutors: ‘Tiger King’ star trafficked endangered animalsJune 30, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle set to be released on bondJune 28, 2022 GMT
Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors have said that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States.
Bloody toll of Mexican criminals’ fixation on exotic petsJune 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican narcos’ fascination with exotic animals was on display this week after a spider monkey dressed up as a drug gang mascot was killed in a shootout, a 450-pound (200 kilogram) tiger wandered the streets in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, and a man died after trying to pet a captive tiger in a cartel-dominated area of western Michoacan state.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle charged with money launderingJune 6, 2022 GMT
“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle to face money laundering chargesJune 4, 2022 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Endangered Malayan tiger is new addition to Florida zooMay 10, 2022 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Malayan tiger named Bashir is adjusting to new surroundings after arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as part of a species survival plan, officials said.
3 critically endangered Sumatran tigers lost to animal trapsApril 25, 2022 GMT
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers were found dead after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400, authorities said Monday.
Deputies: Man mauled by tiger at Florida airboat attractionMarch 23, 2022 GMT
OCHOPEE, Fla. (AP) — A tiger mauled a worker Tuesday afternoon at a Florida airboat attraction, officials said.
The attack occurred at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
4 tigers rescued from Argentina get new home in South AfricaMarch 16, 2022 GMT
BETHLEHEM, South Africa (AP) — Four Bengal tigers rescued from years of captivity in a train carriage in Argentina have been released into open-air enclosures in South Africa.
After a journey of more than 70 hours from Argentina, the tigers stepped from their crates into open-air enclosures at the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa's central Free State province.
Man accused of trying to enter tiger cage barred from zooFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say tried to enter the tiger enclosure at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo over the holiday weekend was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment Tuesday.
Matthew Abraham, 24, of Worcester, appeared in court to face charges of misdemeanor trespassing and breaking and entering.
Massachusetts man tries to enter zoo’s tiger cage, arrestedFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Worcester man was arrested Monday for trying to enter a tiger enclosure after breaking into Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.
The Massachusetts State Police said that when questioned, the man only said he was very interested in tigers.
Thai wildlife group says tiger missing a leg needs helpFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Forest rangers in western Thailand are searching a remote jungle on the Myanmar border hoping to rescue a wild tiger with a missing leg from an area where poachers have recently been operating.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prisonJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge resentenced “Tiger King” Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer.
Montana magician nixes plans for Las Vegas tiger sanctuaryJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
A Montana man has withdrawn a proposal to open a tiger sanctuary in Las Vegas for his magic show.
KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Tuesday that Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom and other officials confirmed the withdrawal.
Vegas neighborhood split over magician’s proposed tiger showJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magician's proposal to perform with three tigers in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip is resurfacing debates about detaining feline predators and using them for entertainment.
Judge sets Jan. 28 for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic resentencingJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday set a Jan. 28 date for the resentencing of “Tiger King” Joe Exotic.
U.S. District Judge Scott Palk set the resentencing for 10 a.m. and granted the defendant's request to be transported to Oklahoma City for the hearing.
Video: Zoo tiger shot while biting man’s arm as he screamsJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Body camera footage released by authorities showed a man screaming in pain and pleading for help just before a sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that had grabbed the man's arm at a Florida zoo.
Tiger fatally shot after biting arm of man near enclosureDecember 30, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or petting the animal at a zoo in southwest Florida, authorities said.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man, believed to be in his 20s, was seriously injured Wednesday evening when he entered an unauthorized area near the tiger's enclosure at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.
Tiger King Joe Exotic delaying treatment for resentencingDecember 16, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is delaying prostate cancer treatments until after his resentencing on convictions for a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws, according to a motion filed in federal court.
Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus testsNovember 27, 2021 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19.
The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo officials said.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic moved to North Carolina facilityNovember 21, 2021 GMT
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, a prominent figure in a Netflix documentary series, has been transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina for federal inmates after a cancer diagnosis, according to his attorney.
Detective: ‘Tiger King’ star won’t talk about missing spouseNovember 18, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A detective in Florida investigating the disappearance of Carole Baskin's second husband said Thursday that the “Tiger King” star had three times refused requests for interviews, and that the probe was ongoing.
3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s ZooNovember 14, 2021 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19.
The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday, describing the deaths of the three leopards — named Ranney, Everest, and Makalu— as “truly heartbreaking."
Lions, tigers and an unbearable year at Jack Hanna’s zooNovember 13, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium had a bear of a year.
It began Jan. 1, the first day of famous zookeeper Jack Hanna's retirement after 42 years as the beloved celebrity director-turned-ambassador of the nation’s second-largest zoo.
North Carolina roadside zoo cited by federal officials againNovember 11, 2021 GMT
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A roadside zoo in North Carolina has been cited for the second time this year by federal agricultural officials, this time for failing to monitor injured animals properly.
‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin sues Netflix over sequelNovember 9, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The founder of a Florida big cat sanctuary featured in the popular “Tiger King” series is suing Netflix and a production company to prevent the use of interviews and footage involving her in an upcoming sequel.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’November 4, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man known as “Tiger King,” who gained fame in a Netflix documentary following his conviction for trying to hire someone to kill an animal rights activist, says he has cancer.
Rare Sumatran tiger found dead in animal trap in IndonesiaOctober 18, 2021 GMT
PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran tiger was found dead after being caught in a trap on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, authorities said Monday, in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400.
Tiger at Sioux Falls zoo contracts COVID-19October 11, 2021 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A tiger at a Sioux Falls zoo has contracted COVID-19.
KELO-TV reported that officials at the Great Plains Zoo say Keesa tested positive for the virus.
Male tiger kills female in breeding intro at Tacoma zooOctober 5, 2021 GMT
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female Sumatran tiger from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma has died after another tiger attacked her during a breeding introduction, officials said.
Six-year-old tiger Kirana, who was born at the zoo, died Monday, The News Tribune reported.
Attorney: If tigers are OK for ads, hawks should be tooSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina attorney said he’s being unfairly targeted by legal regulators for employing a screeching hawk as his mascot on local TV advertisements.
3 endangered Sumatran tigers found dead in IndonesiaAugust 27, 2021 GMT
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers, including two cubs, were found dead in a conservation area on Indonesia's Sumatra island after being caught in traps apparently set by a poacher, authorities said Friday.
2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19August 1, 2021 GMT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19.
Nine-year-old Tino became ill with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose on July 9.
Michigan city bans chickens, coyotes and even tigers as petsJuly 28, 2021 GMT
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — When chickens come home to roost, they better make sure it’s not in Marysville.
City leaders in the community about 65 miles (104 kilometers) northeast of Detroit have enacted a new law banning chickens, pheasants, badgers, kangaroos, coyotes and even cougars and tigers, the Times Herald of Port Huron reported.
Ex-Indiana wildlife center auctioned off after court rulingJuly 18, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Indiana wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were found to have violated the Endangered Species Act by taking and wounding animals, including tigers and lions.
Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe ExoticJuly 14, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws.
Wildcat Sanctuary takes in big cats from Tiger King ParkMay 25, 2021 GMT
SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota has accepted some big cats seized by federal officials from the private zoo in Oklahoma made famous by the 2020 Netflix documentary “Tiger King.”
Carolina Tiger Rescue takes in big cats from Tiger King ParkMay 25, 2021 GMT
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina big cat sanctuary will temporarily care for four animals seized from the private zoo in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.”
Carolina Tiger Rescue said in a statement Tuesday that it worked with the U.S.
Last cat out of the Tiger King Park bag as seizure completedMay 23, 2021 GMT
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials have removed the last of the 68 big cats from the private zoo in Oklahoma that had been the center of the “Tiger King” saga.
A jaguar was among the last cat removed from Tiger King Park in Thackerville, a few miles north of Oklahoma’s border with Texas, The Oklahoman reported Sunday.
Feds seize 68 big cats from ‘Tiger King Park’ in OklahomaMay 20, 2021 GMT
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal authorities have seized 68 big cats from an animal park in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.”
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the seizure of the federally protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar as part of a court-approved agreement to resolve a DOJ complaint against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe over the animals’ care.
Missing Texas tiger transported to animal sanctuaryMay 17, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was transported to a wildlife sanctuary on Sunday after police found the animal a day earlier following a nearly week-long search.
Police: Missing Texas tiger has been found safe, healthyMay 16, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood has been found after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed, police announced Saturday evening.
Search for tiger continues as alleged owner returns to jailMay 15, 2021 GMT
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — While a Texas man who police allege is the owner of a tiger that frightened residents after it was seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was ordered back behind bars on Friday, the animal’s whereabouts remain a mystery.
Lawyer: ‘Tiger King’s’ Jeff Lowe willing to give up big catsMay 13, 2021 GMT
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe and his wife are willing to give up their big cats to resolve a Justice Department civil complaint against them over the animals' care, their attorney told a federal judge.