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Tigress found dead in UP’s Katarniaghat range

Tigress found dead in UP's Katarniaghat range   Express news service Posted online: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 2324 hrs IST   LUCKNOW, JANUARY 28 Even as the state Government announced special tiger corridors last week in a bid to save big cats, the forest officials found a dead tigress near the Gerua river in Katarniaghat forest range in Bahraich district on Monday. The tigress's body was found barely 3 km from the Indo-Nepal border.   While the officials say that the animal was killed during a fight between tigers, Read More

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Conservationists use poll to back calls to continue China’s tiger trade ban

Conservationists use poll to back calls to continue China's tiger trade ban     BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Conservation groups are renewing calls for China to maintain a 15-year moratorium on the trade in tiger parts with a poll showing 95 percent of Chinese support the ban.    The Save the Tiger Fund, which commissioned the poll, said 1,880 members of the public in seven major cities were asked about their use of tiger products, their preferences for products from wild tigers and China's 1993 tiger-trade Read More

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Servals Found Wandering Seattle

Two African serval cats found wandering in West SeattleAssociated Press - January 24, 2008 1:15 PM ETSEATTLE (AP) - A serval is a wild cat native to Africa that can weigh up to50 pounds.Sometimes they are illegally kept as exotic pets, and 2 of them apparentlygot away in the past month to wander around West Seattle. Both are about 1 yearold and had been de-clawed.Animal Control picked up one on Jan. 1 as it was going after some cat foodleft on a doorstep. Officers picked up the second one Saturday on the grounds ofMadison Middle School.Officer Don Read More

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Zoo welcomes tiger cubs for Chinese New Year

Zoo welcomes tiger cubs for Chinese New Year   By MEERA VIJAYAN   JOHOR BARU: The Year of the Rat is fast approaching, but that has not stopped a privately-owned zoo here from delightedly welcoming the birth of three tiger cubs.   The 'babies' have been aptly named Xi Xi (Happiness), Fatt Fatt (Increased Fortune) and Chai Chai (Prosperity) in the spirit of the Chinese New Year.   Born two weeks ago in Saleng Zoo near here to Siberian Bengal tigers, nine-year-old Kasih and 12-year-old Kang, the cubs have just begun to Read More

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Big cat makes dinner out of fatty sheep

Big cat makes dinner out of fatty sheep   www.chinaview.cn 2008-01-28 10:02:57   BEIJING, Jan. 28 -- A Siberian Tiger, a highly protected species, broke into a sheep's pen in Hunchun, Jilin province, and devoured two sheep and killed 22 others last Saturday. The owner of the farm surnamed Sun saw the tiger attacking his sheep and called the police.   To scare the tiger away, policemen fired shots into the air.   But to their surprise, the tiger continued to attack the sheep. When he was done, he disappeared into Read More