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Forty dead tiger cubs found in freezer at tiger Temple

Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.  At last the so called 'Tiger temple' has been exposed for the cruelty and money making organisation for which it is. Thank goodness that the tigers are now in the process of being removed to safety by the Thai Authotities.  See the link below to read more on this sad story. http://bbc.in/1TPG3dO ...

Tigers under threat in Indian forest that inspired 'The Jungle Book'.

The tigress lay partly obscured by a lantana bush, attracting a crowd of nature tourists with safari gear and long camera lenses who assumed she was napping in the sun.   But when the tiger nicknamed Baghinnala didn’t move, park rangers eventually realized the awful truth — she was dead, along with two of her four cubs. She had been poisoned.  Baghinnala’s death, along with those of five other tigers from the famous reserve this year, has again focused attention on ...

Sumatran Tiger rescued from wild boar snare in west Sumatra

The team arrived in the area at 11:30 a.m. local time and managed to rescue the tiger, which had been trapped since Tuesday (May 24), after making the big cat unconscious by shooting a tranquilizer dart, Head of Area III Conservation of West Sumatra BKSDA Surajiya stated here on Friday.  See link below to read the story at Anrara News  http://bit.ly/1OSY2c5 ...

Ustad T24 the male tiger from Ranthambhore does not belong in a zoo

Ustad T24 the male tiger from Ranthambhore does not belong in a zoo

It’s been a year since the magnificent Bengal tiger Ustad – Urdu for ‘master’ – was punished and ‘incarcerated’ in Sajjangarh Zoo. Though forest officials claim he is in fine fettle, the mystery of the tiger’s complete isolation is baffling. Notwithstanding department staff, veterinary and some officials keeping watch through CCTV cameras, no one has set eyes on him since his relocation to a ‘non-display’ area even as voices ...

Tigers chief source of prey at Chandrapur to be culled

 of wild boars in tiger-bearing areas in forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar's hometown Chandrapur is turning into a big controversy, the BJP government in the state is completely ignoring a report by a high-powered committee recommending measures to tackle crop damage by wild animals. The report had said Beed district is the worst hit by 

A worrying report on the missing tigers of Ranthambhore

 Where are the big cats? Curious case of Ranthambore’s missing tigers. A report on the 12 missing tigers of Ranthambhore; some perhaps with nowhere to go once they have disbursed.  See link below to read the detailed report in the Hindustan Times.  http://bit.ly/1NwRVPw ...

Endangered stuffed Tigers and elephant tusks destroyed at Indonesian square

Stuffed Sumatran tiger pelts, ivory and other wildlife trophies have been seized by authorities and burned in a bid to fight illegal poaching and the trade of endangered animal products in Indonesia. Disturbing pictures show melting taxidermy bodies, tusks, bones and the pelts of several other endangered animals which were seized by Indonesian officials and burned in Banda Aceh on Monday. The Indonesian Forestry Ministry officials and Aceh's Nature Conservation Agency hope that burning the i ...

The battle continues over captive tigers in Thailand

Now, after complaints of trafficking in endangered species, the government is trying to shut down the attraction. But there are two major obstacles: the temple, which has gone to court to block the closing, and the tigers. What do you do with nearly 150 carnivorous cats raised in captivity?   See link below to read this continuing saga in The New York Times. http://nyti.ms/1SYKDpI ...