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Dutch give big cats hunting lessons in return to the wild

Anna Paulowna - Suspended from a large butcher's hook, a prime piece of raw steak glides and then zigzags through the air in a big arena under the watchful eye of Dumi, the lioness.

Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species

Bangkok - Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching.

Man mauled to death by tigers after climbing into their enclosure

Ningbo - On Sunday, a father was mauled to death by three tigers at a zoo in China after he climbed into their enclosure. The man's wife and child witnessed the attack.

WWF calls for crack down on 'tiger farms'

Geneva - The World Wildlife Fund on Thursday urged Asian states to investigate all tiger breeding centres and crack down on any involved in black-market animal trade.

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Bangkok - Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial "tiger temple" with skins and fangs Thursday, the latest discovery to fuel accusations that the zoo is involved in the illegal wildlife trade.

Dozens of dead cubs found at Thai tiger temple

Bangkok - Thai wildlife officials have discovered dozens of dead cubs inside a freezer at a controversial "tiger temple" that has been locked in a long-running dispute with authorities and animal rights groups, police said Wednesday.

Tug-of-war resumes over Thai temple tigers

Kanchanaburi - Thai officials armed with a court order on Monday resumed the removal of tigers from a controversial temple which attracts tourists as a petting zoo, but stands accused of selling off the big cats for slaughter.

Two escaped tigers returned to Dutch refuge: police

Den Haag - Two Bengal tigers that escaped Saturday from a big cat shelter in the Netherlands have been recaptured after about four hours on the loose, Dutch authorities said.

Cambodia's tigers are now 'functionally extinct' says WWF

Conservationists conceded on Wednesday that tigers in Cambodia are "functionally extinct" due to poaching and habitat loss, even as they announced a bold plan to reintroduce the magnificent animals back into the wild.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

India recruits a German Shepherd army to protect wild tigers

Bhopal - The newest soldiers in India's fight against wildlife poachers walk on four legs and bark their commands. These new soldiers, German Shepherds actually, are known as wildlife sniffer dogs, and they were officially inducted into their new jobs on June 20.

Op-Ed: Gaza family rescues lion cubs after zoo is destroyed

Palestine - When Israeli air strikes devastated Gaza in 2014, the Rafah Zoo, located in the southern Gaza Strip, was also a casualty of war, struggling to recover from physical damage and the resulting economic freefall.

India's tiger census success story may be inaccurate, study says

New Delhi - The accuracy of India's recent tiger census that suggested tiger numbers have increased is now being called into question by a new study. The Indian government had celebrated the rise in tiger numbers from 1706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

Good News: Tiger population increases by 30 percent in India

Delhi - In a bit of good news, a study shows tiger numbers have risen sharply in India during the last seven years, from just 1,411 to 2,226, and for wildlife officials, that's something to celebrate. The country is now home to 70 percent of the world's tigers.

Big cats in decline as demand from China intensifies

Tiger and wild cat trade from Myanmar to China is growing at an unprecedented level according to a new report. Shops selling products from big cats are said to have trebled their trade in eight years.

Sri Lanka president knew of payments to rebels: envoy

Oslo - A peacebroker accused of helping to fund Sri Lanka's separatist war acknowledged Monday that Tamil rebels had been induced to engage in the peace process but said payments were made with the government's blessing.

Tiger skins are 'like fingerprints'

Individual tigers can be identified through the stripes and patterns on their skin. Each pattern is unique to individual tigers. A collaboration of world governments aim to use this information to track poaching across the globe.

Rare Amur tigers affected by canine distemper

There have been several cases of rare Amur tigers in Russia being infected with canine distemper virus, a pathogen most commonly found in domestic dogs. The current trend is worrying researchers.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Honoring the Calgary Zoo post flood 2013

Calgary - This Photo Essay honors the Calgary Zoo animals that were traumatized during the devastating flood in Calgary, Alberta, June 2013. A revisit to the zoo on June 22 was postponed due to massive flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers from torrential rainfall.

Dog virus threatens wild tigers

Scientists are concerned that the canine distemper virus may be infecting the Sumatran tiger living throughout Indonesia.

World Series: Giants take 2-0 lead over Tigers, Bumgarner sharp

San Francisco - Thanks to pitcher Madison Bumgarner's two-hitter, the San Francisco Giants now enjoy a comfy 2-0 lead in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Hunter Pence proved to be another Giants hero with an RBI and run.

MLB: Tigers avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Blue Jays Special

Toronto - After dropping the first two games of the series the Detroit Tigers bounced back to avoid being swept and snapped the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game win streak.

Siberian tigers kill man who scales fence and moat in Danish zoo

Copenhagen - Three Siberian tigers at a zoo in Copenhagen savaged an Afghan man who scaled the fence and crossed a moat to get into their enclosure.

Ohio authorities search for escaped exotic animals

Zanesville - Schools have been closed and residents urged to stay indoors in one Ohio community after dozens of exotic animals were released from an animal preserve by their owner, who later allegedly committed suicide.

NCAAF: Oregon’s turnovers led to their demise at the hands of LSU

Arlington - The biggest debate across America is, is the SEC really that more dominant than other conferences. If you look at Oregon’s record over the past two years when they face SEC schools you may say so as they are now 0-2.

Bangladesh hoping to protect Bengal tigers

A special force is being set up in Bangladesh to save animals such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, amid evidence that poachers now pose an increased threat to the big cats.

Tony the tiger to get a new home

Baton Rouge - Tony, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, is scheduled to be moved from his current home at a truck stop to a new location by the end of the year.

Detroit Tigers sign pitcher to 1-year, $3 million contract

The Detroit Tigers have signed 32 year old Brad Penny to a one-year deal worth $3 million plus $3 million more in incentives.

Tigers reach 3-year deal with reliever Benoit

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers bolstered their bullpen by acquiring free agent Joaquin Benoit. The setup man will receive $16.5 million over a contract lasting three years.

Tigers now clustered in 6% of available habitat

Most of the world's last remaining tigers – long decimated by overhunting, logging, and trade – are now clustered in just 6 percent of their available habitat, wildlife researchers have found. They have identified 42 'source sites' across Asia.
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Indian mynah bird.
Indian mynah bird.
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Two tigers rest in the grass.
Two tigers rest in the grass.
The author s wife  Alejandra  feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
The author's wife, Alejandra, feeds a Bengal Tiger as the zoo keeper watches.
Johnny Damon makes a funny face directed at a teammate
Johnny Damon makes a funny face directed at a teammate
Miguel Cabrera signs autographs for fans
Miguel Cabrera signs autographs for fans
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (centre) celebrates his three-run home run with his teammate...
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (centre) celebrates his three-run home run with his teammates Brennan Boesch, Ryan Raburn and Delmon Young in the second inning. That was all the offence the Tigers would need as the visitors avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre
John Lucero
Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister pitched eight innings and aside from giving up a run in the firs...
Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister pitched eight innings and aside from giving up a run in the first inning, the right-hander shut down the Blue Jays the rest of the way. He had nine strikeouts while giving up seven hits and two walks leaving the Jays to strand eight runners on base.
John Lucero
Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles.  Tiger Stadium.  Bentonville  Ark.  10-07-11
Bentonville Tigers vs. Rogers Heritage War Eagles. Tiger Stadium. Bentonville, Ark. 10-07-11
Danny Worth waiting for his turn at the plate
Danny Worth waiting for his turn at the plate
Tiger on hind legs on other side of thin wire fence from woman who jumped barrier to retrieve her ha...
Tiger on hind legs on other side of thin wire fence from woman who jumped barrier to retrieve her had
Screen capture from Jared Sales' YouTube video
Tiger fans cheer for their victorious team at Homecoming football game.  Bentonville  Ark.
Tiger fans cheer for their victorious team at Homecoming football game. Bentonville, Ark.
File photo: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks up in frustration after popping up a ball in t...
File photo: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks up in frustration after popping up a ball in the infield while Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis eyes the ball as well. The Tigers slugger struggled and went 0-for-4 on the afternoon
John Lucero
Will Rhymes waits on deck
Will Rhymes waits on deck
Caught on camera: Tiger attacks Chinese man after he jumps in enclosure.
Caught on camera: Tiger attacks Chinese man after he jumps in enclosure.
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There are less than 3 200 tigers in the wild.
There are less than 3,200 tigers in the wild.
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Johnny Damon steps out of the dugout for another inning in left field
Johnny Damon steps out of the dugout for another inning in left field
Miguel Cabrera steps out of the dugout to take pictures with fans on Comerica Park s  Photo Day
Miguel Cabrera steps out of the dugout to take pictures with fans on Comerica Park's "Photo Day"
Baloo the American black bear  Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger lounging together at No...
Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion and Shere Khan the tiger lounging together at Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark
A screenshot from the BBC report.
A screenshot from the BBC report.
Screenshot from BBC report
Catcher Gerald Laird walks in from the bullpen before game time
Catcher Gerald Laird walks in from the bullpen before game time

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