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2011-10-01 07:24:50

Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society´s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper -- a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species -- may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers. The team presented its results at the...

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2011-05-09 08:00:00

Concealed cameras in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest recorded images of 12 rare tigers, prompting the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a conservation charity, to put pressure on the Indonesian government to stop loggers from clearing it. Currently, there are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world, with a total global tiger population reaching to just 1,300, according to WWF, which is down from 100,000 tigers a century ago. Spotting tigers in the wild is extremely rare, and capturing a Sumatran tiger...

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2011-03-27 08:15:00

According to a news report on Saturday, India's tiger population increased for the first time in decades. The Indian Express newspaper said that the 2009 to 2010 tiger census for the animals that roam India has jumped to between 1,510 and 1,550 from 1,411 in 2004 through 2005.  The report came ahead of an international tiger conservation conference due to open on Monday in the Indian capital New Delhi. India is home to over half of the world's wild tiger population, but its conservation...

2011-03-26 00:00:28

India is Home to More Than Half of the World's Remaining Wild Tigers Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 The Indian government will unveil new wild tiger population numbers at a major meeting of the 13 tiger range countries on Monday. The figures are expected to be announced at 12:30am ET Monday (10:00am in New Delhi) at the opening of the International Conference on Tiger Conservation which will be held in New Delhi, India on March 28 to 30, 2011. Hosted by the Indian government,...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

The Bay Area's American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is working to save the world's endangered wild tigers and promote the sustainable use of medicinal species in traditional Chinese medicine. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 For nearly half a century the conservation efforts of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have been represented by a panda, also one of the best-known symbols of Chinese culture. As the...

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2011-02-28 14:48:17

Scientists report that the effective population of the critically endangered Amur tiger is less than 14 animals. About 500 Amur tigers have survived in the wild, but the effective population is a measure of the genetic diversity of the world's largest cat, according to BBC's Victoria Gill. Low diversity means they are more vulnerable to disease or rare genetic disorders. These results paint a grim picture for the tiger's chance of survival. The findings are reported in the journal...

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2011-01-25 11:19:13

New strategy for protecting core breeding sites, developing forest corridors and providing benefits to local communities The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers "“ three times the current number "“ if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new study from some of the world's leading conservation scientists finds. The study, published in Conservation Letters, is the first assessment of the...

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2011-01-04 06:14:39

A Siberian Tiger offered to Iran last year in a swap deal with Russia has died from an illness which, according to one official, it contracted before it came to Tehran, reports said on Monday. The tiger was housed at Tehran's Eram Zoo since April after Russia gave it to Iran along with a Siberian tigress in exchange for two Persian leopards. The tiger had been infected with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Hooshang Ziaee, an advisor to Iran's Environmental Protection Organization, told...


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2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard Cats over several generations. The first three...

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2007-01-19 19:10:49

The liger, is a hybrid cross between a male panthera leo (lion), and a female panthera tigris (Tiger) and is denoted scientifically as panthera leo x panthera tigris. A liger resembles a giant lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure breed. Like tigers, ligers enjoy swimming. The offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon. Under exceptional circumstances it has been known for a tiger to be forced...

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2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

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2007-01-19 14:51:36

The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The wild population is estimated at between 400 and 500 animals, occurring predominantly in the island's national parks. Recent genetic testing has revealed the presence of unique genetic markers. They indicate that it may develop into a separate species, if it is not made extinct. This has led to suggestions that the Sumatran Tiger should have greater priority for conservation than any other...

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