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Workers at a Chinese safari park say a dog is serving as a wet nurse to four tiger cubs whose mother neglected their needs. The Qingdao park said the mother tiger apparently did not know to feed her cubs after giving birth to her first litter Monday so workers enlisted the help of the dog, which had
Workers at Denver's Downtown Aquarium said the facility's three 4-year-old tigers celebrated Easter by hunting eggs filled with raw meat and whipped cream. Alison Cronk, the tigers' trainer, said the meat and whipped cream was wrapped in paper mache eggs glued with flour and water before being hidden in the tiger habitat, The Denver Post reported Monday. We have no idea why they like the whipped cream, she said.
A team of scientists has unveiled a new piece of software that is able to identify individual tigers by the unique stripe patterns on their coats, which the developers say will make it easier to estimate tiger populations and aid conservation efforts.
Indonesian villagers have killed another endangered Sumatran tiger this month, environmental group World Wildlife Fund said, raising the death count to four tigers and six people this month.
Conservation group WWF said on Wednesday that Indonesia must halt the destruction of forests in Sumatra after tigers in Jambi province killed six people in less than a month.
Conservationists are sending a trained dog to Cambodia to sniff out any tigers that remain in the country's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the conservation group Panthera are spending more than $28,000 to send Maggie, a wire-haired German pointer trained in Russia's far east, to sniff for tiger droppings in north eastern Cambodia, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
In southern India, over 15,000 people protested against the extension of a new tiger reserve Tuesday, despite official assurances that they will not lose their homes to the sanctuary.
Malaysia announced on Monday it plans to step up protections for wild tigers through its new National Tiger Action Plan.
There is an increase in the amount of tiger attacks on people in India's Sundarban islands as the loss of their native habitats and decreasing prey caused by the problematic climate change forces them to stalk villages for food, experts announced Monday.
Myanmar takes measures for wildlife conservation YANGON, Sept.
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Large; stout; burly.