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Killer tiger resurfaces in Kodagu India

MADIKERI: The tiger, which attacked and injured three buffaloes on Friday, killed a cow on Saturday night at Netkundh near Birunani in South Kodagu. Chottangada Rohith found the half-eaten carcass of his cow near its shed. People in South Kodagu are fearful because the tiger, which claimed several livestock in October and November last year, has resurfaced. A forest department team had kept cages to capture it. These men were relieved when the tiger's pugmark was seen about 500 metres from the Kallalla forest touching Nagarahole on Nov. 9. Read More

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Bengal tiger population in Assam increased

Guwahati, January 9: Assam forest and environment minister Rockybul Hussain on Monday announced that the Royal Bengal tiger population in Assam has increased to 143 in 2011. The last tiger census in wildlife protected areas was completed in December last. “We used camera trapping method in tiger census in the state. The method is internationally recognized. In Kaziranga National Park KNP), we have 118 Royal Bengal tigers. It has the highest density of royal Bengal tiger in the country”, said Hussain. In the KNP, there were two incidents of Read More

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Mountain Lion Conservation Story

The day I met a Mountain lion Posted Monday, January 9, 2012, at 2:31 PM   The Mountain lion waits to recover completely from sedation after it was examined by Wildlife Biologist Jeff Beringer at Current River Conservation Area. (MDC photo by Candice Davis) An element of surprise can make an exciting day even more meaningful. Had I known Thursday morning what was in store for me that day, I would have hopped out of bed with a bit more pep. But, expecting a casual day at the office, I began the day with the usual grumbles.I put Read More

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Indias first tiger rescue centre in Sunderbans

KOLKATA: The first tiger rescue centre of the country will be ready to welcome big cats in three months. Being developed at Jharkhali in the Sunderbans, the centre will provide asylum to injured and straying tigers that are either brought to Kolkata for treatment or released in far corners of the mangrove forest. Even though fenced off from the rest of the jungle, the centre will be contiguous to the main Sunderbans and allow tigers to roam free in the wild. They will, however, not be able to leave the centre which will be fenced off.   Work Read More

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Lion Leaves Virginia Zoo for Disneys Animal Kingdom

Young lion moving to new home Lion from Virginia Zoo moving to Florida Dakari, a juvenile male African lion at the Virginia Zoo, in his outdoor habitat Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 (Virginia Zoo photo by Winfield Danielson). Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012, 1:25 PM EST Published : Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012, 1:25 PM EST NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A young African lion will be leaving the Virginia Zoo on Thursday and heading to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando for a potential breeding situation. According to a Virginia Zoo news release, Dakari, Read More

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San Mateo County Mountain lion sightings reported hours apart

In a matter of hours two mountain lions were spotted in different parts of San Mateo County Monday night, San Mateo County emergency officials said. The first sighting was around 7 p.m. near state Highway 92 just east of state Highway 35, emergency officials said. About four hours later and less than 15 miles away around 11:15 p.m. a big cat was seen just east of Lindenbrook Road in Woodside. Residents are advised to never approach a mountain lion. Anyone who encounters a mountain lion should face the animal, make noise, and try to appear Read More

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Mountain lions targeted by hunters under new bill

LINCOLN - Nebraska's growing population of mountain lions might soon become the target of hunters. Brad Norton, Kearney Hub file Mountain Lion Buy this photo Related Content & Coverage Article: Lion rattles Kearneyites, tops 2011 news Article: Officials euthanize cougar stuck in trap Article: Cops pressed for time vs. mountain lion Article: Kearney’s mountain lion rare because it wandered into city Article: Fatal shot fell to animal-loving officer Article: Kearney’s first big cat killed Under Read More

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Lioness Escapes from Nandankanan Zoo

BHUBANESWAR: Two days after a wild leopard strayed into Guwahati and mauled four persons, a lioness escaped from its enclosure in Nandankanan Zoo  in the small hours of Tuesday sending the animal park authorities into a tizzy. The only solace is it is still within the precincts of the zoo and under close watch. Officials hoped it would not make an escape attempt. While visitors were evacuated within hours of the feline slipping away, fervent efforts to capture it were fruitless all day. The battered staff tried to corner the big cat into a southern Read More

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DNA tests to solve mystery of big cat sightings in Britain

The National Trust has ordered DNA tests on a deer mauled by a savage predator to finally prove whether big cats prowl the British countryside. Mark Fraser, founder of Big Cats in Britain, said wildcats are 'definitely out there' with up to 1,000 sightings a year By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent 3:34PM GMT 11 Jan 2012 52 Comments There have been thousands of reports of big cats across the UK but most are a fleeting glimpse caught by a member of the public. The most definitive Read More

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Mountain lion numbers decreasing in Santa Monica Mountains

Mountain lion numbers decreasing in Santa Monica Mountains The population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains is on the decline due to loss of habitat. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:53 AM PST   Loss of habitat, and recently, poaching, has led to a decline of the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains.By McKenzie Jackson / Special to The Malibu Times The Santa Monica Mountains surrounding Malibu are home to a big cat that Read More