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Tiger dies after eating feral cattle.

Tiger dies after eating feral cattle.

Tiger in Kota’s MHTR sanctuary dies after preying on feral cattle.  Feral cattle are believed to be a problem in all tiger reserves across the country, which are exposed to villages and human habitation.  A tiger has died in Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) in Rajasthan’s Kota district because of preying on feral cattle that led to accumulation of fat in its vital organs, which has triggered a fresh move to relocate at least three of the 14 villages located within ...

3 tigers spend night with humans during flood

3 tigers spend night with humans during flood

Kaziranga floods | 3 wild tigers spend night with humans, domestic animals.   The tiger had strayed out from the submerged areas inside the forest to move to the higher reaches as flood in Assam has inundated nearly 95 percent of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve. Finding no other place, the big cat took shelter beneath the fenced goat-shed with only its head sticking out of the water. After an 11-hour wait, the animal was given safe passage. More on this fascinating story by ...

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness record

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness record

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness Record as largest camera-trap wildlife survey.  In 2018, India had as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to that year's tiger estimation report.  The paired camera traps were placed at 26,760 different locations across 139 study sites, which generated approximately 35 million photos, including 76,523 tiger and 51,337 leopard photos.  More on this tiger c ...

Jaguars following tigers for use in Chinese medicine

Jaguars following tigers for use in Chinese medicine

Jaguars are also being killed for their teeth and other body parts so as they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine. China's huge economic influence has stretched across the planet to Central and South America where it is investing enormous amounts of money in poorer countries and as an offshoot wildlife and in particular the big cats are suffering by vacuming their skins and body parts back to China.  Tigers in the wild are on their last legs throughout their remaining ranges w ...

State awaiting go ahead to release Avani's sub-adult cub back into the forest.

State awaiting go ahead to release Avani's sub-adult cub back into the forest.

Hopefully Avani's cub will shortly be released into the wild.  After failing to release the female cub (T1C2) of alleged man-eater tigress T1 or Avni last year, the Maharashtra forest department has yet again decided to go ahead with the plan this year post monsoon.  T1C2, now a sub-adult tigress, aged two-and-a-half years, has been kept in captivity in a 4.5-hectare (ha) area in Pench Tiger Reserve since December 22, 2018. She was captured around a month after Avni was shot dead ...

Beautiful Amur tigress takes her 3 cubs to a lake.

Beautiful Amur tigress takes her 3 cubs to a lake.

Beautiful Amur tigress walks with her 3 cubs to a lake in the forest.  The core population is under the protection of the Land of the Leopard Nature Reserve, established by the Russian government to seek to save the endangered species from extinction. More on this fascinating story including a video at the time can be seen by following this link below.   https://bit.ly/2NPQYoA ...

Proposed tiger translocation from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserves.

Proposed tiger translocation from Corbett to Rajaji tiger reserves.

First tiger translocation in Uttarakhand from Corbett to Rajaji Tiger Reserve in October.  >Initially, five tigers, including two young males and three females, will be shifted in a phased manner to Rajaji’s western part that has not reported any breeding of the animals in about a decade.  >Initially, five tigers, including two young males and three females, will be shifted in a phased manner to Rajaji’s western part that has not reported any breeding of the animals ...

Tigress and cub not yet reunited.

Tigress and cub not yet reunited.

Efforts by Forest Dept. to reunite a tigress with her estranged cub are still ongoing as the most recent attempt failed probably because 3 months had elapsed since the two were together. Also the cub was in a cage when the proposed reintroduction took place. However a further attempt will shortly be made. More on the story can be read by following the link below. https://bit.ly/2BE71Dj           ...

Tigress and cubs poisoned in the Tadoba buffer area

Mahua flower collectors poison tigress, her cubs near Tadoba, 3 arrested.   After the carcasses of three tigers were found in a span of five days (June 10-14) in the buffer area of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur, the forest department on Wednesday arrested three people that confessed to poisoning the big cats.  Meanwhile, the forest department suspects there could be a third cub of the tigress, which may have also died. “We were informed that the mother had t ...

Hopefully tigress from Odisha to return to MP.

Hopefully tigress from Odisha to return to MP.

Paving the way for re-wilding tigress Sundari, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked Madhya Pradesh Government to shift the big cat from Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha at the earliest. The direction from NTCA came after Madhya Pradesh wildlife wing expressed its reluctance to restore Sundari back to the landscape from where it had been translocated to Odisha as part of country’s first big cat relocation project in 2018 citing difficulties in re-wilding of the tig ...

Increases in both the human and tiger population causing problems

Increases in both the human and tiger population causing problems

Authorities in Maharashtra fear there could be a sharp increase in instances of man-animal conflicts or wildlife officials being called in to capture tigers responsible for killing humans if steps aren’t taken to control the tiger population across central India.  Nitin Kakodkar, the principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) of the state, said more incidents of tigers being captured or man-animal conflicts should be expected without population control measures in place acros ...

Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Some male tigers might be sterilised or relocated.

Even as the state forest department’s proposal for conservation translocation of 50 tigers from Chandrapur district has stirred up a debate among greens, another idea to sterilize 20 male tigers to control their growing numbers has been floated. More on this interesting article can be seen by following the link below .https://bit.ly/2X7U5he   ...

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tigers at risk over vast roadwork planned across Asia

Tiger habitats are under threat from nearly 24,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) of new roads to be built by 2050.  The explosion of new roads is driven in part by global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Road construction contributes to three major threats to tigers: degradation of habitat, prey depletion, and poaching.  More on this worrying trend on destroying tiger habitat by following the link below. https ...

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Death of 23 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat's Gir

Babesiosis outbreak in Gujarat’s Gir causes death of 23 Asiatic lions.  All the big cats, who died, were from one small part of the park and may have got infected by consuming an animal, an official said.  An outbreak of Babesiosis caused by a protozoan parasite has reportedly caused the death of several lions in India’s only wild abode for Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir National Park, in the last three months, officials said on Thursday. See the link below to ...

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans

The Sundarban Tiger Reserve in West Bengal has witnessed the highest increase of Royal Bengal Tigers since 2016. The West Bengal Forest Department released the 2019-2020 census of Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunderbans and according to it, eight tigers have increased compared to 2019. The number of tigers increased to 96 in 2020 compared to 88 tigers in 2019.  The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove delta and only mangrove tiger habitat in the world. The landscape comprises two divisions--1) Su ...