Ivory & Extinction

Ivory & Extinction

Kingdom Zoo December 12, 2014

African elephants have been at the forefront of international wildlife conservation efforts for the last 30 years. When ivory poaching was brought to the public’s consciousness in the mid 1980s, the world was rightly appalled and millions of dollars have went toward their cause. Currently there are an estimated... Read more
The Search for “Little Foot”
Kingdom Zoo has partnered with Bear Creek Feline Center in Panama City, Fla. to take their “Search for Little Foot” to Texas. The “Little Foot” they are referring to is the jaguarundi, a smallish, mysterious cat known to dwell along the Texas-Mexico border but reported as far east as... Read more
Jaguar Truths (Pt. 2)
Did you know jaguars are native to the United States? They were once known to range as far north as the Red River region in Texas and extend their territory into Louisiana. After examining the evidence and studying the species for the last couple of decades, I believe there... Read more
Jaguar Truths (Pt. 1)
A few years back a friend asked me what would be the first thing I would buy if I inherited a vast fortune or otherwise came into being filthy rich. “A jaguar,” I replied. The friend looked a bit confused and replied, “A jaguar? I always had pegged as... Read more
Dwarf Whitetails Update
Last summer Kingdom Zoo started soliciting information about tiny or “dwarf” whitetail deer. My father and uncle both reported seeing fully developed whitetail bucks that were about 1/3 the size of the average Texas Hill Country buck, putting the animals at about 30 pounds. I was excited to see... Read more
Manatee in Texas? Yes!
Last week we reported on a manatee spotted near Lake Calcasieu just a few miles east of the Texas-Louisiana border. Now we have a confirmed sightings in Texas’ Trinity Bay. From KRPC: “A manatee was spotted Sunday in the waters of Trinity Bay by a Chambers County deputy. The... Read more
War and Wildlife

War and Wildlife

Kingdom Zoo November 24, 2014

The human tragedy of war is horrific. It must be the first concern in any conflict. The cost to wildlife however can often be tremendous as is noted by a recent story in Yahoo News regarding wholesale wildlife slaughter in warring Sudan. Nairobi (AFP) – Warring factions in South... Read more
Gentle Giants-On the Move?
Manatees are on the move-at least along the Intracoastal Waterway corridor in Louisiana. A recent verified sighting near Lake Calcasieu near the Texas-Louisiana border shows that this winter all of these amazing creature are not near the warm springs in Florida. Some of them are far from their home... Read more