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2008-09-27 08:00:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) XI'AN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - Zhou Zhenglong, the farmer who shocked the country with his fake photo of the endangered South China tiger, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Saturday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The Xunyang County People's Court also fined him 2,000 yuan (about 292 US dollars) after convicting him of fraud. The trial lasted more than five hours. The 54-year-old...

2008-06-30 09:02:45

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING A man has been arrested and 13 government officials sacked following the publication of fake photographs said to be of the highly endangered South China tiger. A farmer in Zhenping county, northern Shaanxi province, was paid a 20,000 yuan (1,450) reward last year after producing the photos. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Latest South China Tiger Reference Libraries

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2007-01-19 15:16:10

The South China Tiger or South Chinese Tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis), also known as the Amoy or Xiamen tiger, is a subspecies of tiger native to the forests of Southern China. The South China tiger is the second smallest and most critically endangered tiger. Some experts maintain that there are approximately 20 to 30 of these tigers left in the wild. It is likely that they are extinct in the wild as there have been no confirmed sightings for 20 years. A total of 47 South China tigers...

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2007-01-19 14:34:59

The Indochinese tiger or Corbett's tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) is a subspecies of tiger found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The "Corbett's" name stems from the scientific name of the subspecies, Panthera tigris corbetti, which in turn is named in honor of Jim Corbett. Physical Characteristics Male Indochinese tigers measure 8.37 to 9.35 ft (2.55 to 2.85 m) in length, weigh 330 to 430 lb (150 to 195 kg), and have a greatest skull length of 13 to...

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2007-01-19 14:24:56

The Bengal tiger or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. It is the most common tiger subspecies, and lives in a variety of habitats. It lives in grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves. Its fur is orange-brown with black stripes, although there are also white tigers. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh....

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