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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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Free Tony the Tiger by Dean Sullivan

By Diane Sullivan, Holly Vietzke, and Rose Church/Guest columnists Posted Sep 15, 2011 @ 01:57 PM Last update Sep 15, 2011 @ 03:08 PM Parents in Massachusetts bring their children to the zoo to see tigers. Parents in Maine need only bring them to their neighbor's house, where it is legal to keep a tiger as a pet. In fact, the Bangor city code prohibits a resident from having more than three dogs as pets, but a tiger - or any wild animal -is perfectly fine. States regulate the keeping of tigers within state lines, and the laws vary state Read More

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Blank Park Zoo Uses Invitro to Produce Tiger Cubs

Kavacha is no Casanova in Goldy's eyes. So after nearly a decade of unsuccessful courtship, two Siberian tigers at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines will get an assist in the reproduction department that could greatly aid the species' survival. Goldy will undergo surgery to be artificially inseminated on Jan. 25. If successful, it would mark the first time this particular insemination method — advanced by scientists from the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens — has helped Read More

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Seeing Tigers at Ranthambhore

In the eye of India's tigers It's just after dawn, our jeep is skidding down a rocky track in the semidarkness, and we're hanging on for dear life. Suddenly we brake to... By Stephen Brookes The Washington Post ADITYA SINGH / AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Royal Bengal Tiger yawns as it rests in Ranthambore National Park in northern India. Northwest Guides Washington Guide Seattle Guide Oregon Guide British Columbia Guide More Travel Track flights and airport delays Top comments Hide / Show Read More

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Panna Tiger Transplant Has Cub

A path-breaking experiment on tiger conservation involving breeding of a translocated tigress raised in captivity has seen its first success of rehabilitation of orphaned tiger cubs in the Panna Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh.   A tigress (T4) was released in Panna in March as a part of the experiment. She had been hand-reared after being rescued at the age of three weeks from Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. While adapting herself to the ways of the wild, she has recently given birth to cubs. Panna Reserve field director R Srinivasa Read More

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Tiger found dead in open well in Ratnapur India

CHANDRAPUR/NAGPUR: In yet another shock for wildlife buffs, a four-year-old tiger was found dead in an open well near Ratnapur village in Sindewahi forest on Sunday. This is the fifth tiger death in Maharashtra since January 2011, and third in Brahmapuri forest division adjoining Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). Sanjay Thavre, deputy conservator of forests (DyCF), Brahmapuri division, said it is suspected that the tiger accidentally fell into the well while chasing a prey. The carcass was first seen by farm owner Wasudeo Kohle Read More

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Tiger Escapes Chinese Zoo and Shot to Death

HEFEI, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A female Siberian tiger escaped from a zoo and entered a public park in an east China city late Monday, but she was immediately put down by police on safety concerns, local officials said Tuesday. The nine-year-old animal made her way out of the zoo after a zookeeper came to feed her but forgot to properly lock the cage. After the escape, the tiger roamed a public park in downtown Wuhu, a city in Anhui province, and occasionally met with frightened residents. More than a dozen armed police came and shot the giant Read More