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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

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Leopard mauls at least three people in India

A leopard mauled at least three people in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on Saturday after the ferocious feline ran into a house and attacked the residents. "We were simply shocked and stunned to find the leopard inside the house and soon the cat started attacking," eyewitness Nipu Das told The Asian Age. "One person was badly injured when the cat mauled his head and face." One local caught the horrifying scene on camera. Wildlife rescue personnel in Guwahati later tranquilized the cat and took it to a nearby zoo for observation. Read More

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Mountain lion spotted in broad daylight in Burbank backyard

A mountain lion walked up the front driveway of a Burbank home and into the backyard Tuesday afternoon before fleeing into the foothills, police said. Police said Wednesday that a resident of the home in the 1200 block of Verdugo Spring Lane, near the Glendale border, took photographs that animal control officials used to confirm the identity of the big cat, according to the Burbank Leader. The mountain lion apparently walked up a hillside slope and disappeared after strolling through the yard at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to a notice Read More

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Mountain Lion struck by car in Monterey

A Mt. lion and a deer are reported to have struck a car on Highway 68 and Skyline Forest Drive in Monterey this morning, according to a CHP incident report. The person who notified law enforcement, whose name was not given, said the deer bounced off of their vehicle and shattered the windshield and the Mt. lion also struck the vehicle.   Those involved in the incident were concerned that the Mt. lion had been injured, the incident report said.   California Department of Fish and Game Warden Jeff Heitzenrater said he had Read More

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Lion Cubs Used as Props at Dial A Dump Party

TWO 10-week-old lion cubs from the Darling Downs Zoo have caused a political stir in New South Wales after appearing at a party for Sydney entrepreneur Ian Malouf. Earlier this month Mr Malouf, the managing director of Dial A Dump, threw a $500,000 party to celebrate the opening of his massive Sydney landfill site. The party included alcohol, pyrotechnics, a performance by singer Vanessa Amorosi and an appearance from two of the Clifton zoo's lion cubs. The NSW Department of Primary Industries has come under attack from Greens MP Cate Faehrmann Read More

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Lions vs Cattle Taste Aversion Could Solve African Predator Problem

By John R. Platt | December 27, 2011 |  6 Share  Email   After coexisting for thousands of years, humans and African lions (Panthera leo) are on a collision course. Lion populations have dropped from 450,000 animals 50 years ago to as few as 20,000 today. Most of that decline has taken place over the past two decades, and experts are now predicting that the big cats could actually go extinct in as little as 10 to 20 more years. Threats to lions come on many fronts—including hunting by American trophy seekers, poaching Read More

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Potter Park Zoo Gets More Lion Cubs

Potter Park Zoo is caring for two new lions that have been added to the park. The additions came just in time, as the zoo announced a 22-year-old lion died Wednesday. 22-year-old Amboseli called Potter Park Zoo her home since 1989. The African lion was being treated for kidney failure for a few years, but finally lost her battle. "With the treatments that we were doing and the way that we were managing them, we got to a point where she wasn't feeling well and we couldn't treat her anymore," said Dr. Harrison, Veterinarian at Potter Park Read More