The single animal that Miami kids grew up with is gone. White tiger Carlita, who was born in 1992 and moved to the zoo in 1994, was euthanized after a lengthy illness. She is irreplaceable. Carlita had replaced another tiger, Lucknow, who killed a trainer that same year.
Up in Tampa Bay the latest craze is to throw all sorts of baby wild animals in the pool and let kids swim with them. Sure, authorities may have put an end to venture that rented out baby alligators to swim at kids' pool parties, but now a private zoo in the area is offering kids the experience of sw ... More >>
The Colonel is killing tigers.Greenpeace International has released a report accusing Kentucky Fried Chicken of using food packaging made with wood from rainforest trees in Indonesia.According to the report, independent tests were conducted on KFC food boxes in China, Indonesia, and the United Kingd ... More >>
Guess the lion was a Dolphins fan.Miami native, (ugh) current New England Patriot player, and possibly the most interesting football player in the world Chad Ochocinco put on his good clothes and decided to head out for a charity function in Miami Beach on Saturday. This of course being Miami, la ... More >>
Goddamn the early 20th century and its irresponsible demand for luxurious fur. Thanks to the old-timey 1%, the cheetah population across Asia and Africa has dwindled down to remarkably low levels. Among those working to restore those numbers is the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South ... More >>
Nike knows LeBron James is special. He has the heart of a lion they say, but the new logo they've unveiled or the Heat star's latest apparel line is pretty generic. Dubbed the "Lion 6" logo, LeBron actually debuted the logo while wearing a prototype of an off-the-court jacket during last season, ... More >>
We have to drop our cold, cynical Riptide front for a second, because Busch Gardens' new baby cheetah is literally one of the most adorable things we've ever seen. The 4-week-old, so-far nameless cheetah cub was born at Jacksonville Zoo, but his mother refused to feed him. So he was transferred t ... More >>
Is this the red pill, or the blue pill?Sure, we're smack dab in the middle of WMC. Just yesterday morning, as some of us who had work or appointments chugged along in our cars, a line formed in front of Electric Pickle at 8 a.m. But there are other things going on in Miami this week, other scenes ... More >>
"Let him foolishly make money off of these animals, and we'll mop up the mess when something tragic finally happens."
Bit on the set of a Rick Ross video, animal handler Mark McCarthy now squares off against activists.
Miami's feline fringe is a vanishing breed
A lusty lion is on the prowl for a female companion
Guess what happens when an eccentric ecologist and a couple of feisty backwoods boys claim that a rare Florida panther is on the attack
Big dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them
Money from Florida's best-selling license plate was supposed to help protect the panther. Instead it's going for swamp buggies and butterfly gardens.
A South Dade rehab center has a problem: How to care for 26 wild animals and still keep the neighbors happy