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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...

2005-08-05 10:38:48

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. There was national shock after reports in March that the population of 16-18 tigers at a leading sanctuary in western India could be wiped out by poachers within a year, and that the risks were similar at other reserves. Responding to the outcry, Prime...

2005-07-18 10:00:00

NEW DELHI -- India reported a dramatic fall in the tiger population at one of its showcase reserves on Monday and conservationists said poachers were to blame. Numbers of the endangered big cats in the Ranthambhore sanctuary in the western desert state of Rajasthan fell to 26 from 47 in 2004, but authorities said the numbers could be lower because of a faulty headcount in the last census. "Tiger numbers at Ranthambhore have fallen and it's because of poaching and unscientific counting methods...

2005-06-16 22:05:00

(Vladivostok, Russia) -- Results of the latest full range survey indicate that tiger numbers in Russia appear to be stable, say the coordinators of a 2005 winter effort to count the animals, led by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. After a massive winter endeavor to determine distribution and abundance of tigers in the Russian Far East, the last stronghold of Siberian tigers, researchers report that approximately 334-417 adult tigers remain in the region, along with 97-112...

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2005-04-12 18:35:00

GENEVA (AP) -- 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. The large cat's rapidly plummeting numbers prompted a United Nations conservation body to write Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, urging him to accept help in saving the largest of...


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Maltese Tiger
2013-11-04 11:04:14

The Maltese tiger, also called the blue tiger, is considered to be a tiger with a morphed coloration. It is claimed to inhabit the region of Fujian Province, China. Sightings of Maltese tigers in Korea and Burma have also been reported. The term Maltese derives from a domestic cat that has slate grey fur. Cats of this coloration are abundant in Malta, therefore, this variation of tiger has acquired its name. In support of the blue tiger principle, many breeds of felines have this...

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2007-07-16 16:24:33

The Bali Tiger (Panthera tigris balica), also called the Balinese Tiger, is an extinct species of tiger found only on the small Indonesian island of Bali. The tiger was one of three sub-species of tiger found in Indonesia along with the Javan tiger (also extinct) and Sumatran tiger (severely endangered). The Bali Tiger was the smallest of the species and weighed about 198 - 221 pounds. Females were smaller at 143 - 176 pounds. The male was about 7.5 feet long and the female 6.5 feet long....

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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 15:16:10

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 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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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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