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2010-03-17 15:05:00

A zoo in northeastern China has been shutdown after a surge of Siberian tigers have been killed for the use of making a virility tonic, the AFP news agency recently reported. The Global Times reported on Wednesday that China's forestry ministry ordered the zoo in the city of Shenyang to suspend operations and have urged the local government to look into the deaths of 13 of the endangered animals. The Beijing News said that authorities are investigating whether the Shenyang Forest Wildlife...

2005-08-22 03:30:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A rare Chinese tiger brought to South Africa to learn how to hunt has died, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to save the species from extinction. Born in a Chinese zoo, "Hope" was sent to South Africa as a cub with his mate "Cathay" in 2003 for a pioneering experiment seen by some as the last chance to preserve the species -- a "rewilding program" to encourage the animals to hunt on their own. "Hope had an infection and he stopped eating meat. He died on Saturday...

2005-08-22 03:30:00

JOHANNESBURG -- A rare Chinese tiger brought to South Africa to learn how to hunt has died, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to save the species from extinction. Born in a Chinese zoo, "Hope" was sent to South Africa as a cub with his mate "Cathay" in 2003 for a pioneering experiment seen by some as the last chance to preserve the species -- a "rewilding program" to encourage the animals to hunt on their own. "Hope had an infection and he stopped eating meat. He died on Saturday evening," Li...


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