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The perils of having 'Tiger farms'

Some facilities are set up like petting zoos, with visitors allowed to handle and play with tiger cubs. Some offer circus-like shows. ...

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers

Thailand's controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department said Saturday, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals. Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Thailand's western Kanchanaburi province has long proved a hit among visitors who flock there to visit the monks and be photographed next to their huge feline pets. But the temple has long had a controversial reputation ...

Orphaned tiger cub now a fearless tiger princess

The story of the orphaned cub is so entrancing, in fact, that big cat biologists are comparing it to a fairytale. In it, not only is an orphaned cub saved, but she, in turn, may save a whole forested area–filling it with the tigers who once roamed here.  ...

New census shows India's tiger population increased

A census found 2,226 tigers in India last year compared with 1,706 in 2010, officials in New Delhi announced. "While the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India. We have increased by 30 per cent from the last count. That is a huge success story," Javadekar said at the release of the census. ...

Tigress travels 70km from one protected to another

Quite a few migrations have been reported from Nagzira earlier too. In 2009, it was Prince, who travelled to Pench followed by another male Aayat, who moved along Balaghat-Kanha corridor in February 2013. During the same year, another male Jai reached Umred-Karhandla sanctuary, travelling 120km.  Please follow link below to the report in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/1xuNDQ2 ...