Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Workers for the California-based Animal Defenders International say they endured the harassment after rescuing six lions and 15 tigers from circuses in the Central American country following a 2017 law banning live performances by animals.

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

Brittany Peet, director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), says there are a “patchwork of laws” regulating the possession of big cats.

Endangered tiger MAULED TO DEATH by big cats at Longleat - Investigation launched

Endangered tiger MAULED TO DEATH by big cats at Longleat - Investigation launched

As a detailed investigation into the killing gets underway, the park explained how the fight broke out in the following short statement: “Shouri gained access to an adjacent paddock where two other tigers, Red and Yana, were waiting to be let into the main enclosure.

Roaming eye of the tiger! Mighty big cat on mission to woo tigress at London Zoo

Roaming eye of the tiger! Mighty big cat on mission to woo tigress at London Zoo

Sumatran tigers number as few as 400 in the wild (Image: ZSL London Zoo) Stocktaking figures warn that recent assessments in Myanmar show no breeding animals, although less than 10 per cent of potential tiger territory has been surveyed.

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

Keeping the animals healthy and entertained helps build their muscles and improve their condition, says the charity.Tiger cubs heading for a new life of luxury (Image: Animal Defenders International )While ADI continues to work with the Guatemalan animal welfare and wildlife departments to enforce the ban on circus animals, officials will be preparing documentation over the next few months so the rescued big cats can begin the next stage of their lives.For the lions, this will be a journey to a new 450-plus acre sanctuary in their natural homeland of South Africa.

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive! Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, joins the fourth hour with a baby tiger named Olive, as well as a puppy who has been helping teach Olive about playing.