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Ranthambore tiger reserve saw a huge turnout of tourists

Ranthambore tiger reserve saw a huge turnout of tourists TNN Oct 2, 2011, 10.22AM IST JAIPUR/ALWAR: Living up to expectations, the Ranthambore tiger reserve saw a huge turnout of tourists, after a three month hiatus, on the first day of the season. Tourism also increased at the Sariska tiger reserve with 55 persons, including eight foreigners, making their way into it. According to forest department officials, "The mood was upbeat at Ranthambore right from the morning. Around 20 Gypsies and nine canters made their way into the park and Read More

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Wild Tigers Becoming Too Inbred

Wild Tigers Becoming Too Inbred Krishnendu MukherjeeKrishnendu Mukherjee, TNN Oct 3, 2011, 03.59AM IST KOLKATA: On her last legs, Machli - often called Ranthambore's matriarch for presiding over a majestic legacy of over a decade - can still make a tiger-lover crave for her glimpse. But her offsprings in the 400-500 sq km tiger abode in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district face a genetic threat that could hit the population hard in the long run. While Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR) was in news for a sudden population crash in 1992 and 2003, Read More

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Distemper Killing Amur Tigers

Distemper Killing Amur Tigers Russian and US veterinarians collaborate to solve mysterious wild tiger deaths A camera trap image of a Siberian (Amur) tiger in the Russian Far East. A team of health experts from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society and several Russian organizations have confirmed the presence of distemper in wild tiger populations, a finding that will enable conservationists to formulate measures to mitigate this recent threat. Credit: Image courtesy of WCS Russia September 30, 2011 A' team of Russian veterinary Read More

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Mahabaleshwar farmers oppose tiger reserve

Mahabaleshwar farmers oppose tiger reserve PUNE: Thousands of farmers in Mahabaleshwargathered on Sunday afternoon to oppose the Sahyadri Tiger Project, which was initiated last year by combining the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park in Satara as they fear it would hamper developmental activities. The meeting was held at Taldeo village, about 15 kms from Mahabaleshwar.   Balasaheb Bhilare, member of the Satara Zilla Parishad, said, "The tiger reserve project is most likely to affect people of Patan, Javali and Mahabaleshwar. Read More

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Clouded Leopard Cubs Come to Lowry Park Zoo

Clouded Leopard Cubs Come to Lowry Park Zoo Two baby endangered clouded leopard cubs are now on the lighthearted prowl at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. 6-month-old felines, a male and female, were born in March in separate litters at Nashville Zoo and Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The shy but curious cubs have been paired as potential mates by the Clouded Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The leopard cubs will live in the Asian Gardens exhibit at the zoo. According to the zoo, there Read More

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Tiger Cub Dies at L.A. Zoo

Tiger Cub Dies at L.A. Zoo The Los Angeles Zoo today announced that one of three male Sumatran tiger cubs born Aug. 6 has died. Zoo officials said a necropsy performed on the cub after it was found dead Monday indicated that it had sustained head trauma, but it was not immediately clear how it occurred. The cub's mother, Lulu, will continue to raise the two other cubs, according to the zoo. The tiger successfully raised litters in 2005 and 2007. Because tiger cubs depend on their mothers for the first year, the zoo said each birth in Read More

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3 cougars killed after stalking humans, eating cats

3 cougars killed after stalking humans, eating cats   Three problem cougars have been destroyed in Squamish, B.C. after conservation officers say they became habituated to the community and unafraid of humans.   Numerous complaints about the cougars approaching – and even stalking – residents in the neighbourhood of Garibaldi Highlands prompted the decision to kill the mother cat and two yearlings.   "The conflict level had worsened to the point that they were actually interested in people for no apparent reason Read More

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Sister of man mauled by tiger fulfills his dreams

Sister of man mauled by tiger fulfills his dreams Today, Sarawakian Aida Montong is a magistrate because she wanted to fulfil her brother's dream.   Mr Nordin Montong, who was killed by a white tiger after he leapt into the animal's enclosure at the Singapore Zoo in 2008, had shared his wishes with her before he left to work in Singapore.   "He told me to be a lawyer or judge because he loved the legal profession," said Madam Aida, 31.   RELATED STORIES Tigers maul cleaner at Singapore Zoo Man killed by Read More

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Genetically modified cats used in HIV study

Genetically modified cats used in HIV study Glow cat: fluorescent green felines could help study of HIV Scientists hope cloning technique that produced genetically modified cats will aid human and feline medical research A 'glow in the dark' kitten viewed under a special blue light, next to a non-modified cat. Both cats' fur looks the same under regular light. Photograph: Mayo Clinic It is a rite of passage for any sufficiently advanced genetically modified animal: at some point scientists will insert a gene that makes Read More

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Bengkulu farmer killed in tiger attack

Bengkulu farmer killed in tiger attack   The Jakarta Post Mon, 09/12/2011 8:00 AM Jakarta: The body of Milyan, an 18 year-old resident of Pino Baru village in South Bengkulu Regent, Bengkulu, was found dead after apparently being mauled by a tiger, his family reported. “He was attacked when he was alone in the coffee plantation,” Milyan’s aunt Surainah said Sunday, as quoted bytempointeraktif.com. She said that other farmers had found Milyan’s body on Thursday night near his farm. As a result of the incident, many local Read More
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