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Panna tigers under threat from illegal mining

Panna tigers under threat from illegal mining   Panna Tiger Reserve : Photographs of T1 and cubs: T1 with Two cubs. Photo: R. Sreenivasa Murthy History is waiting to be repeated at the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) as the big cat population is under serious threat in the absence of the crucial and mandatory “buffer zone”. The declaration of the buffer zone, which is mandatory for a tiger reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 (amended in 2006), is being delayed by the Madhya Pradesh government under pressure from Read More

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FWP Commission gives preliminary OK to increased West Fork lion harvest

HAMILTON - Responding to initial findings of an elk predator study in the West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley, state game managers have recommended increasing the harvest of mountain lions there this winter to take pressure off elk calves born in the spring. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission gave preliminary approval to a proposal to increase mountain lion permits in Hunting District 250 from 20 to 30 at its meeting Thursday. The commission will accept comments on the proposal over the next 30 days before making a final decision Read More

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Ranch suspends hunting after mountain lion deaths

Tejon Ranch, a huge spread of private land in the mountains north of Los Angeles, has announced it will suspend its pricey hunting operations after a state investigation found mountain lions were illegally killed there. The historic 422-acre ranch said on its website that hunting operations, in which trophy hunters pay more than $10,000 to shoot elk, will be suspended starting Jan. 30, and no new membership applications will be accepted. The shutdown was likely to last a few months, the website said. Tejon Ranch Co. chief executive Robert Read More

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Mangalore Pilikula Gets another Female Tiger Cub

Mangalore: Pilikula Gets another Female Tiger Cub   Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)   Mangalore, Jan 19: The feline population in Dr Shivaram Karant Wildlife Park at Pilikula Nisargadhama here increased by one on Tuesday January 17, after tigress, Shambhavi, gave birth to a female cub.   With this, the number of tigers in the park has gone up to nine. It may be recalled that Netra, another tigress, had given birth to a male cub about two months back.   The cub is yet to open its eyes and the Read More

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Lion Makini Goes from Tulsa Zoo to Philadelphia Zoo

PHILADELPHIA - January 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Zoo is welcoming its latest addition: a male African lion named Makini.   Makini, which means "dignity" in the Swahili-African dialect, has taken up residence at the First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit.   Zoo officials say the lion, which was born in March 2009, came from the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum and is settling well in to his new environment. Makini is expected to make his first public appearance next week.   Makini came to the Philadelphia Zoo on Read More

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Tiger Cub Found Dead in Corbett National Park

A tiger cub aged about one-and-a-half years was found dead in the Corbett National Park on Friday. The post mortem examination of the body was conducted on Saturday following which officials said the cub died due to cold and starvation after being abandoned by its mother. As per officials of the national park, personnel on routine patrol found the body of the male tiger cub in Jhirna range on Friday. The body was kept in cold storage overnight and the post mortem was conducted on Saturday. The deputy director of Corbett National Park, CK Read More

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Necropsy to be done on mountain lion killed in Milford

A mountain lion struck by a car and killed on Route 15 in Milford on June 11 is believed to be the animal spotted on the Brunswick School campus in northwest Greenwich recently. (Photo courtesy of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection) Photo: Greenwich Time, Contributed Photo/DEP / Greenwich Time Contributed Read more: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Necropsy-to-be-done-on-mountain-lion-killed-in-1434028.php#ixzz1jNoKxFBd A necropsy is scheduled to be performed Wednesday on a mountain lion struck and killed by a motor Read More

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Palm Beach Zoo Breeds More Tigers for Life in Cages

WEST PALM BEACH — The three tiger cubs born at the Palm Beach Zoo in May are preparing for their first public meet-and-greet this evening - mostly by lounging around their man-made den, pouncing on a toy every so often and doing a bit of reality TV via web cam. The Malayan tiger litter, only the second born in a U.S. zoo this year, will make their debut at 5:30 p.m. at the zoo's regular Safari Night event, said spokeswoman Maureen Saltzer Gawel. Their mother Berapi arrived at the zoo last November to mate with longtime resident Rhimba. Read More

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More Lions for Birmingham Zoo

New elephants, lion cubs part of Birmingham Zoo expansion jani, a 10-year-old African bull elephant, walks near a pond in the new Trails of Africa mixed-species exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo on July 21. By Mark Hughes Cobb Tusk Editor Published: Friday, August 5, 2011 at 3:30 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:47 p.m. May was an extra-large month for arrivals at the Birmingham Zoo. The male African elephant herd, an ongoing facet of the Trails of Africa exhibit years in the making, swelled to three with Read More

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CHINA REOPENS TRADE IN TIGER AND LEOPARD SKINS

CHINA REOPENS TRADE IN TIGER AND LEOPARD SKINS ‘Loophole’ defies the spirit of big cat conservation pledge   LONDON: Despite Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s promise to the world that his country would “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”, China appears to have quietly reopened the trade in tiger and leopard skins.   Ahead of next week’s meeting of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee in Geneva, the London-based Environmental Investigation Read More
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