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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent FRONT ROYAL, Virginia (Reuters) - Zoe purrs and grunts when she hears women talking. Just like any house cat wanting her ears scratched, she rubs against the chain-link fence invitingly.
Fewer than 10,000 clouded leopards are believed to survive in the wild. The breeding program may hold the key to the future of a species vanishing fast as its forest homes disappear and as poachers learn how to capture them.
Three little brothers whose antics have drawn crowds at the National Zoo for more than a year are all grown up now and getting kicked out of the house.
By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India will start counting tigers next month in the world's largest habitat for the big cats using specially-designed computer programmes to avoid duplication in recording pugmarks, officials said on Tuesday.
By Heath Kelly JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Indian police have busted a tiger poaching ring responsible for killing at least 10 animals in one of its premier wildlife parks, an officer said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian task force said on Friday that the country's tigers were under siege from poachers and people living in protected reserves, and called for thousands of villagers to be relocated to save the endangered big cat.
India reported a dramatic fall in the tiger population at one of its showcase reserves on Monday and conservationists said poachers were to blame.
Results of latest survey show tiger numbers in Russia stable.
Even in their own reserves, they are rampantly poached for their "lucky" collar bones, fashionable skins and decorative claws. When they flee onto human territory, they are poisoned, electrocuted, shot or trapped. There is nowhere left for India's dwindling tiger population to turn.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.