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Half Moon Bay mountain lion cubs were size of house cats

  HALF MOON BAY -- A necropsy report released late Friday showed two mountain cubs shot to death by California Department of Fish and Game wardens Dec. 1 were much younger and smaller than the agency had previously stated, and Director Charlton Bonham acknowledged the agency needs to do better.   The report, conducted by Fish and Game, found the cubs were about 4 months old and weighed 13-14 pounds, the size of a house cat. Their stomachs were empty and they were in poor condition when they were gunned down while huddling under Read More

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Sumatran tiger sperm bank

Sumatran tiger sperm bank Wahyoe Boediwardhana, The Jakarta Post, Bogor, West Java  Sat, December 15 2012, 3:40 PM   Deadly look: Ara, 17-year-old female Sumatran tiger, sits in her enclosure at Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) conservation park in Cisarua, Bogor. Ara’s lost part of a leg in a trap set up by oil palm growers in Riau in 1997.   In a crouching posture and with a sharp stare for any approaching figure, a tiger gave a loud roar audible some 10 meters away. It was Ara, a once deadly 17-year-old female Sumatran Read More

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Expert warns of tiger population on brink

    Somphot Duangchantrasiri, head of the Khao Nang Rum wildlife research station, which runs a camera trapping project in Petchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park, said his team had found the tiger population in the park was on the decline.   In their most recent camera-trapping project between November last year and January this year, no images of tigers were recorded. Significantly less tiger activity was also documented compared to a similar exercise in 2002.   ''It is a warning sign of the [declining] tiger Read More

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Trapped Tigress Is Rescued

The animal recovers, but other tigers may meet a different fate. This female tiger caught in a barbed wire fence was later rescued. Photograph courtesy Karnataka Forest Department via WCS   Sasha Ingber National Geographic News Published December 14, 2012   On the morning of December 4, a coffee planter in the Indian village of Nidugumba found a tigress caught by the paw in his estate's barbed wire fence.   She had wandered about three quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers) from India's Nagarahole Read More

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Video Reveals Rare Tiger Cubs in Sumatran Forest

  A camera trap caught video of a mother tiger and her two cubs in a protected Sumatran forest, the first evidence of breeding in this location, conservationists say. The footage was captured in Sumatra's Sembilang National Park. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have documented evidence before of the endangered species in nearby Berbak National Park.   The video of these big cats shows the mother and her two youngsters walking past the camera. Scientists said they estimate the cubs are less than a year Read More