The AVMA has strengthened its opposition to declawing captive exotic and other wild cats.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Christmas, it will be five years since the deadly tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo. Tatiana, a 320 pound Siberian tiger, killed one person and injured two others that night, after making an amazing escape from the Tiger Grotto. ABC7 News reporter Vic Lee was the first reporter to respond; he talked to the father of the victim and with one of the officers who shot and killed Tatiana.
Even in death, it's hard to miss Tatiana. She now graces the front entrance of the zoo.
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Erode: Population of tigers in Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas in the district has risen to 25 in 2012 as against 18 last year, a census by forest officials stated.
"According to recent wildlife census, there are 25 tigers inside the Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas", District Forest Officer N Sathish told PTI here.
A large number of wild animals were noticed in Thengumarahatta in the forests as the Moyar River was flowing in the area and water would be available throughout the year, he said.
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JAIPUR: A mutilated, maggot-eaten carcass of a tiger was recovered the Gilai Saga-Khadar area of the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday morning. Officials claimed that the tiger, suspected to be male tiger T-27, died in a territorial fight but activists do not rule out the possibilities of it having being poached or killed by humans. The body of the tiger was found behind the Khandar fort in the forest area.
Forest officials rule out poaching
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JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court has sought details on the two lions who reportedly died at the Nahargarh rescue centre recently due to lack of care. A bench of Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma asked for the details on the basis of a request made by lawyers during the hearing of Hingonia cowshed case on Friday.
As senior forest officials were present in the courtroom for the cowshed case in which irregularities are alleged in its upkeep, lawyers P C Bhandari and Lalit Sharma also brought the issue of lions' death. Justice Sharma promptly Read More
HALF MOON BAY -- A necropsy report released late Friday showed two mountain cubs shot to death by California Department of Fish and Game wardens Dec. 1 were much younger and smaller than the agency had previously stated, and Director Charlton Bonham acknowledged the agency needs to do better.
The report, conducted by Fish and Game, found the cubs were about 4 months old and weighed 13-14 pounds, the size of a house cat. Their stomachs were empty and they were in poor condition when they were gunned down while huddling under Read More
Sumatran tiger sperm bank
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Bogor, West Java Sat, December 15 2012, 3:40 PM
Deadly look: Ara, 17-year-old female Sumatran tiger, sits in her enclosure at Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) conservation park in Cisarua, Bogor. Ara’s lost part of a leg in a trap set up by oil palm growers in Riau in 1997.
In a crouching posture and with a sharp stare for any approaching figure, a tiger gave a loud roar audible some 10 meters away. It was Ara, a once deadly 17-year-old female Sumatran Read More
Somphot Duangchantrasiri, head of the Khao Nang Rum wildlife research station, which runs a camera trapping project in Petchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park, said his team had found the tiger population in the park was on the decline.
In their most recent camera-trapping project between November last year and January this year, no images of tigers were recorded. Significantly less tiger activity was also documented compared to a similar exercise in 2002.
''It is a warning sign of the [declining] tiger Read More
The animal recovers, but other tigers may meet a different fate.
This female tiger caught in a barbed wire fence was later rescued.
Photograph courtesy Karnataka Forest Department via WCS
National Geographic News
Published December 14, 2012
On the morning of December 4, a coffee planter in the Indian village of Nidugumba found a tigress caught by the paw in his estate's barbed wire fence.
She had wandered about three quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers) from India's Nagarahole Read More
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Visitors to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo next season will see at least one new tiger and probably two.
Female Sumatran tiger Kemala is already on her way to the Toronto Zoo, and plans are for male Teddy to move, as well.
"The tiger population is changing," said Cheryl Piropato, the zoo's education and communications director. "But the plans aren't complete."
Because Sumatran tigers are so rare - the World Wildlife Federation estimates there are fewer than 400 left in the wild - the Read More