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Indian tiger poacher with 'bear penis fetish' arrested

New Delhi - One of India's most wanted tiger poachers, who also had a fetish for eating the penis of sloth bears, has been arrested after being on the run for six years, officials said.

More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report

Geneva - More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.

Indian villagers beat tigress to death after attacks

New Delhi - Indian police made four arrests on Friday after a mob of villagers brutally beat to death a tigress that had attacked local people.

Tiger, rhinos flee to higher ground in India's flood-hit Assam

Guwahati - A tiger escaped from a wildlife park in India's flood-ravaged Assam and stretched out on a shophouse bed Thursday, startling residents and shining a spotlight on the plight of animals caught up in the deluge.

Man arrested in France for keeping white tiger cub

Marseille - Investigators in southeast France have seized a white tiger cub at the home of a suspected exotic animal trafficker, while pythons and endangered marsupials were found at his mother's house, a police source said Saturday.

Vietnam man arrested smuggling tiger skin, bones to China

Hanoi - A Vietnamese man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle an entire tiger skin and tiger bones into China, police said Thursday in the southeast Asian country where illegal wildlife trade flourishes.

Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make public debut at Sydney zoo

Sydney - Three rare Sumatran tiger cubs ventured into public view for the first time Friday in what Sydney zookeepers called a "wonderful success" for the future of the critically endangered species.

London Zoo not to blame for death of Sumatran tiger: manager

London - London Zoo on Monday denied it was responsible for the death of an endangered Sumatran tiger mauled by a potential mate brought in as part of a breeding programme.

Rare Sumatran tiger rescued from beneath shop in Indonesia

Pekanbaru - A rare Sumatran tiger that was trapped beneath the floor of a shop for three days has been rescued, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Cubs of Indian tiger shot in controversial hunt spotted alive

New Delhi - The orphaned cubs of a man-eating tiger killed in a state-sanctioned hunt have been spotted in a forest in western India and could be rescued and rehabilitated, officials said Thursday.

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

Mumbai - A man-eating tiger that claimed more than a dozen victims in two years has been shot dead in India, sparking controversy over the legality of its killing.

Rumble in the jungle: mother bear fights off Indian tiger

New Delhi - Tourists on a wildlife safari in central India were treated to a rare and vicious fight for survival between a sloth bear defending its young and a huge Bengal tiger.

Prague zoo fetes health of rare Malayan tiger cubs

Prague - The Prague zoo on Tuesday celebrated the health of two rare Malayan tiger cubs -- a male and a female -- born there six weeks ago.

Review: Joon Moon delivers on new 'Tiger' EP Special

The group Joon Moon has released their new three-track EP "Tiger" on Kwaidan Records, which has a neo-soul and retro vibe to it.

Angry zoo investors feed live donkey to tigers

Bejing - Visitors to a Chinese zoo got ringside seats to a shocking live feeding after a group of investors tossed a live donkey into a tiger pit.

Angry zoo investors feed live donkey to tigers

Bejing - Visitors to a Chinese zoo got ringside seats to a shocking live feeding after a group of investors tossed a live donkey into a tiger pit.

Angry zoo investors feed live donkey to tigers

Bejing - Visitors to a Chinese zoo got ringside seats to a shocking live feeding after a group of investors tossed a live donkey into a tiger pit.

Five frozen, gutted tigers found in Vietnam

Five frozen tigers have been discovered in a Vietnamese man's freezer with their organs removed, according to official reports Tuesday, in a country seen as a global hub for the illegal wildlife trade.

Victims to blame in fatal tiger attack in China, probe finds

Bejing - The Beijing wildlife park whose tigers killed one woman and injured another this summer was not to blame for their deaths, an official investigation concluded Wednesday.

Mystery of missing Jai, India's most beloved tiger

Mumbai - A massive search operation is underway in India for the country's most famous tiger, with millions of adoring fans worried sick about the big cat known as Jai who went missing three months ago.

Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Jakarta - A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years, an official said Wednesday.

Tiger kills Florida zookeeper in attack: Official

Miami - An endangered Malayan tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in Florida as the woman prepared to give a talk to visitors, officials and media reports said.

Tiger on the loose in Doha traffic jam

Doha - A tiger was spotted wandering through a traffic jam on one of Doha's busiest roads on Tuesday, and government officials said they would investigate the incident after footage appeared online.

Tiger befriends goat after it was served to him as live food

Primorskiy - Last week, zookeepers presented Amur the Siberian tiger with a live goat. Instead of eating the goat, Amur befriended it.

Bangladesh shoots dead six alleged tiger poachers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Sunday shot dead six alleged tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest as it launched a crackdown following a drastic fall in the number of big cats.

Fireworks blamed for death of tiger in China

China's fireworks displays can be spectacular and loud during the celebration of the Lunar New Year. The noise apparently scared a seven-month-old tiger cub kept in a high-rise apartment, causing it to plunge to its death.

Fireworks 'send tiger plunging from Chinese high-rise'

Bejing - A seven-month-old tiger fell to its death from a Chinese high-rise building, state media reported Wednesday, apparently frightened by Lunar New Year fireworks.

Thailand's 'Tiger Temple' cleared of charges of mistreatment

Kanchanaburi - Thailand's wildlife protection agency, called in to investigate charges of mistreatment of tigers at the famous Luangtamahabua Buddhist temple called "Tiger Temple," have cleared the monks and the temple establishment of any wrong-doing.

Indian officials seize tiger skin, arrest four

Forest officials in the south Indian state of Telangana have arrested four individuals who were trying to sell a tiger skin.

China media blame 'Putin's tiger' for goat slaughter spree

Bejing - An endangered tiger set free in Russia has killed 18 Chinese goats after crossing the frontier, with Beijing's state media saying on Wednesday that the feline felon had been freed by President Vladimir Putin.
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Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers  both their range and total number have collapsed:...
Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers, both their range and total number have collapsed: fewer than 3,500 animals now live in the wild, occupying less than 7 percent of their historical range. Of these, approximately 1,000 are likely to be breeding females.
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Sarmoti, a tiger at Big Cat Rescue, posing with his Halloween pumpkin
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Exhibition of Circus Roncalli
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China Doll, one of the Big Cat Rescue tigers, carrying her pumpkin
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Kiara, the Liliger
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Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger at Noah's Ark.
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Malayan tiger
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The Grumman F-11 carrier fighter.
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A Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter.
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In the past 100 years wild tiger numbers have declined 97 per cent. There may be as few as 3 200 wil...
In the past 100 years wild tiger numbers have declined 97 per cent. There may be as few as 3,200 wild tigers left in existence, the lowest number ever recorded. In India, only 1,411 are left according to an official estimate.
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The tiger is considered a symbol of prestige in China  with its pelt a sought-after luxury item.
The tiger is considered a symbol of prestige in China, with its pelt a sought-after luxury item.
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Royal Bengal Tiger of India in Corbett National Park
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A tiger rests at the Calgary Zoo on a hot summer day.
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Mother, Zita the liger
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A Bengal tiger in Bannerghatta National park in Bangalore.
A Bengal tiger in Bannerghatta National park in Bangalore.
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That's definitely the kind of friendship you don't see very often. Cute though!
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Sumatran tiger
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The researchers also assessed the costs of protecting source sites, including increased law enforcement, biological and law enforcement monitoring, and where appropriate, community engagement, informant networks, and trade monitoring.
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