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No probe into four lion cubs case in three months

KARACHI, Nov 13: The authorities seem to be sitting on the inquiry reports in the lion cubs` case as no investigation has been initiated into the matter though three months have passed since the incident. Both inquiry reports have suggested action against zoo staff whose negligence, according to the reports, led to the death of three lion cubs and disappearance of another one at the Karachi Zoological Gardens on Aug 12. Two pairs of lions were confiscated by customs authorities at Karachi airport last year on grounds that the animals Read More

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Kanha Orphan Tigress Cub Shifted to Panna National Park

A six year old tigress orphan cub residing at Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh has now been trans-located to Panna National Park, adding to the cat numbers here. The young tigress named T5 will now join one of her sisters at Panna National Park who had been trans-located from Kanha National Park to Panna National Park about eight months ago. The tigress is one of the three cubs of a tigress who had been killed during a fight with another tiger. T5 had been trans-located from one park to the other by road and was under constant supervision Read More

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5-month-old tiger cub dies at Kanpur zoo

Kanpur: Nearly five-and-a-half-month after birth, a female tiger cub born to tigress Trusha and tiger Abhay died in Kanpur zoo on Sunday evening. This is the second tiger cub which had died in the zoo. On October 2, a male tiger cub had died. Now the Kanpur zoo is left with only one female tiger cub. On May 30, Trusha had given birth to three cubs, two females and one male. Zoo director K Praveen Rao informed that the post-mortem examination of the cub revealed that it died due to cardio-respiratory failure. "The viscera of the cub has been Read More

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Pet Servals Escape in CA NY and OH

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 4th, 2010 Photo: NY Department of Environmental Conservation The wild cat species serval (Leptailurus serval) live in Africa. Thus it was a surprise recently when it was reported that a serval weighing 30 pounds was found on the New York Thruway. It was first identified as a 150-pound leopard. The felid was found August 23, 2010, on the eastbound lane of the Thruway at milepost 303 in the vicinity of Interchange 40, Auburn/Weedsport, New York. Serval killed in Pennsylvania. Serval Read More

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Lions and tigers roar like little babies

Lions and tigers roar like little babies BIOLOGY BY TIM BARRIBEAU Lions and tigers roar like little babies Theoretically, there's not a lot different between the roar of a great cat and the scream of a baby — except for volume and pitch. At least that's according to scientist Ingo Titze's new research into the morphology of lion and tiger vocal cords. Both cats and infants have penetrating and loud cries which carry remarkably far, and that's thanks to their vocal folds, which are loose and gel-like Read More

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Why do people keep dead exotic cats in their freezers?

Frozen panther found in Loxahatchee home baffles law enforcement   One dead panther was buried in a garage freezer. Another was stuffed and mounted on a wall.   The Oct. 16 discovery baffled law enforcement officers who were called to the 30-acre property in Loxahatchee that morning over a landlord-tenant dispute, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Offices. The deputy who answered that call found himself staring into the eyes of a frozen panther that reportedly had been shot. At first, he thought it was a lion. Read More

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Tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death

Tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death   Sapa-dpa | 07 November, 2011 10:20 Image by: Binsar Bakkara A tiger mauled a 5-year-old girl to death on Indonesia’s Sumatra  island, a report says.   Fitria binti Judin was playing near the forest with her two siblings in Kepahiang district on Saturday when a Sumatran tiger attacked her, the state Antara news agency reported.   “It was raining and suddenly a tiger emerged and mauled her,” Supartono, head of the local Nature Conservancy Agency, was quoted Read More

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Leonardo DiCaprio talks about J Edgar saving wild tigers

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about 'J. Edgar,' saving wild tigers Activist and actor shares details about his lead role in 'J. Edgar' and his dedication to environmental issues like animal conservation. Photo: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros. Almost as well-known for his dedication to environmental causes as he is for his acting,Leonardo DiCaprio does much more than pay lip service to the crucial issues concerning the planet. "Why is it important to me? It's important to everybody," he replied when MNN asked about it at the news conference for his Read More

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No More Tiger Tours

No More Tiger Tours   A jeep ride to have a glimpse of a tiger deep inside Corbett or Ranthambore or Kanha tiger reserves may become history if the Supreme Court accepts the government’s argument that tourism needs to be shifted out of the core areas to fringe and buffer zones to protect the big cat from adverse impact of human interference.   In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has said that “core critical tiger habitats” have to be kept inviolate and only management Read More

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Five Young Men Try to Steal Dead Lion

Five Young Men Try to Steal Dead Lion TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Five people were charged Monday with trying to steal the carcass of a lion that was among dozens of exotic animals that were released from a private compound by their suicidal owner and then were shot dead by sheriff's deputies in a big-game hunt.   Deputies said they stopped four men and a teenage boy who had loaded the lion into a Jeep several hours after the animals ran from their cages at the compound near Zanesville, in eastern Ohio.   Deputies were forced to Read More