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Abandoned weak cub to be shifted to Kanha on Sept 1

BHOPAL: A cub, which was abandoned by a tigress in the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) would be taken to - Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) on Saturday, September 1, for its rehabilitation.   "The date for shifting the six-month cub has been finalised and it would be taken to KTR in a specially designed vehicle with park veterinarian and a divisional forest officer keeping a watch on it. The striped-animal will be first put in a house for some months, thereafter in an enclosure before releasing it in thewild," PTR field director RS Murthy told TOI. More Read More

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Wild born tiger cub goes to Chattisgarh zoo

A female tiger cub, hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near central Assam's Kaziranga National Park, began its journey to a Chattisgarh zoo on Friday.   "This cub being moved to Nandan Zoo in Raipur is the second hand-raised one after an adult male Tiger was sent to Van Vihar Zoo in Bhopal last year," Kaziranga park director and CWRC project leaderSanjib Kumar Bora said. "The tiger is in good health and is expected to contribute to the National Tiger Conservation Breeding programme in the Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 30

Big Cat Rescue Volunteer Event   We are delighted to present a special guest speaker Kevin Atkins. He has graciously agreed to discuss with us his field research on Tigers.   Please join us for this special presentation and bring a dish for a potluck. Feel free to bring a guest too!   Who is Kevin Atkins?   Kevin Atkins is a native Floridian who has worked as an environmental, biodiversity and wildlifeconsultant for nearly 40 years. His training was in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Florida, and he has traveled to Read More

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Tourism ban will not help Tigers

Tourism ban will not help the Big Cat NINAD D SHETH The Supreme Court’s decision banning tourism in core areas of tiger habitats overlooks several critical considerations. It will harm, rather then help, the cause of tiger conservation. For a start, it gives way too much power to the forest department. The ban will mean only one agency will both implement the tiger protection agenda, and audit that process. The various forest and environment officials at the Centre and at the State level have a terrible record of tiger protection. Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 29

Wow! We just got a check from eBay Giving Works for $10,671.43 thanks to all of YOU who chose BigCatRescue as the beneficiary when you shopped or sold on eBay last month! If you didn't save us as a favorite when you shop, here's how:   BUY: Go to http://donations.ebay.com/charity_event_14.html and buy items that have designated 10-100% of the sale price to Big Cat Rescue. You can also buy anything on eBay.com and donate any amount to Big Cat Rescue when you check out. SAVE Big Cat Rescue as YOUR FAVORITE: Go to our eBay page <a Read More

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Sumatra Tiger Born at Point Defiance Zoo

 

A rare Sumatran tiger cub was born at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the zoo announced.

 

The Sumatran tiger is a critically endangered species, and births in zoos are extremely rare, said zoo General Curator Karen Goodrowe Beck, who also is vice chairwoman of the North American Species Survival Plan for Sumatran tigers. For more on this story go to http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-rare-sumatran-tiger-cub-born-at-tacomas-point

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Tiger cub dies during zoo exam at Assiniboine Park Zoo

    Reka, born in July 2011, has passed away. He and his sister Sarna were born in Assiniboine Park Zoo, to mom Kendra. (JASON HALSTEAD/Winnipeg Sun)   A baby tiger at Assiniboine Park Zoo has died.   Reka, an Amur tiger, had just celebrated his first birthday July 29. He and his sister Sarma were born in the zoo to parents Baikal and Kendra. The animals are also known as Siberian tigers. “As you can imagine, staff at the Zoo are devastated,” said Tim Sinclair-Smith, director Read More

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A tiger killed a tribal woman trapped by forest department officials

MYSORE: A day after a tiger, which supposedly killed a tribal woman, was trapped by forest department officials using an elephant in Heggadadevana Kote on Sunday. The big cat has been shifted to Mysore zoo to treat injury on a front limb.   However, its condition is stable. The cat is suffering from an injury on its left front leg and it also has two healed wounds marks on its back. Authorities will later take a decision on leaving the tiger back into the woods after treatment. Five hours after the 'man-eater' was sighted around Read More
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