Zoo Driver Bitten by Cobra Saving Tiger
MYSORE: Had it not been for an alert zoo employee, the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens may have lost a tiger cub. Shivashankar, 31, a tram driver in the zoo, in his effort to protect a tiger cub, was bitten by a cobra; he is now struggling for life at a city hospital.
The incident took place on July 30, when he saw a stray cobra entering tigress Manya's cub's enclosure.
Unfortunately, doctors informed him that the edge of his index finger, where he was bitten by the snake, will have Read More
Lion Cub Euthanized at Paignton Zoo
A SICK lion cub has had to be put down at Paignton Zoo.
Vets and keepers at the environmental park have been battling to save the rare female Asiatic cub since it was born in June.
CUB: The sick cub was the first baby after several failed attempts for Mwamba and Indu
The cub had been cared for in a secluded den by its mother since then.
It was the first successful baby after several failed attempts for Mwamba, who came to Paignton Zoo in August 2006 from Twycross Zoo in Read More
Detroit Zoo has new Lion Cages
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - It’s good to be king!
The lions at the Detroit Zoo have new and improved digs, thanks to a million dollar makeover.
Construction on the new habitat started in February, and after a long wait the lions are enjoying their new home, that has double the room to roam and new landscaping.
The lions' former 3,500-square-foot habitat was one of the first exhibits to debut when the Detroit Zoo opened in 1928. At the time, it was considered groundbreaking because there was a moat instead Read More
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.
Other Read More
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
A' team of Russian veterinary Read More
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