Review of African Cats
for general audiences
Reviewer: Kent Tentschert
"DisneyNature African Cats" brings the African savanna to life in stunning detail as we follow Mara, a lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom. Sita, a cheetah who is a single mother of five newborns. And Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must protect his family from a rival lion clan.
Filmed over two and a half years using state-of-the-art camera equipment, this gorgeous series explodes Read More
Lioness saves little cub from cliff (VIDEO)
Mama lioness comes to the rescue of a tiny cub in Kenya's Masa Mara park.
September 29, 2011 16:21
A lioness in Kenya rescued a little cub from a cliff. Here a lioness grooms her cub. ( Luis Robayo /AFP/Getty Images)
And now for something fun. How about photos of a lioness saving her little lion cub?
These photos, taken in Kenya's Masai Mara National Park, show a lion cub who falls down a steep ravine. The little cub struggles but looks like it will fall further.
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6 tiger cubs are Melghat's new guests
Vijay PinjarkarVijay Pinjarkar Oct 3, 2011, 03.58AM IST
NAGPUR: While recent lynching of Navegaon National Park tigress in Bhakru Tola in Chhattisgarh by a furious mob came as a rude shock, there is a good news from Melghat - sighting of six new cubs has thrilled wildlife buffs and officials.
"In the past couple of months, tigresses with two cubs (around 6-8 months) each have been recorded in camera traps by the field staff in Sonala range in Ambabarwa wildlife sanctuary, part of Melghat Tiger Reserve Read More
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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