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India minister turns on own party over killing of man-eating tiger

DELHI: An Indian cabinet minister accused a party colleague Sunday of ordering the "ghastly murder" of a tiger and vowed legal action after the man-eating animal was shot in the country's west. The big cat blamed for killing more than a dozen people was shot dead Friday night after a months-long search, capping one of India’s most high-profile tiger hunts in decades. But the shooting in the forests of Maharashtra state sparked immediate controversy and allegations the kill was unethical and illegal. Maneka Gandhi, a…

Tiger Zinda Hai??? Police stand-off with stuffed tiger triggers new series of jokes

A frightened farmer in north-east Scotland spotted a might tiger resting on his farm, and called the police to the situation until they realised that there were in for huge embarrassment Police reached the location and tried various ways to combat the dangerous situation, but were left dumbstruck after a “45-minute stand-off with the tiger” when they realised that it was just a stuffed toy. The farmer had gone to check his cows and discovered a tiger in the shed. The pictures of the tiger were circulated on social…

VIDEO: Man loses his fingers while trying to feed tiger with bare hands

It’s always advised to exercise extreme caution while feeding a tiger or any other big cat. Even when they are caged. But a Chinese man tempted fate by demonstrating braveness out of carelessness. An elderly man in China paid a heavy price after he tried to feed a caged tiger. In a painful video that’s gone viral from China’s Henan county, a circus tiger bit into a man’s hand when he put it inside the cage to feed the big cat. The footage shows the man trying to feed not one but two tigers locked in the separate…

Female zookeeper mauled by a tiger in front of visitors

MOSCOW: A horrific attack on a female zookeeper by a Siberian tiger in Russia was caught on camera with all visitors sighting the terrible moment. The animal sprang on the woman as she brought the 16-year-old male food, without realizing that the tiger was looking to gobble his feeder instead of the food itself. But the woman’s life was saved by the shocked onlookers who shouted, threw stones and even hurled tables and chairs from a nearby cafe to distract the tiger called Taifun, or Typhoon. The unnamed…

India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

NEW DELHI: A tiger which killed four villagers in central India has died after being electrocuted, an official said Sunday, ending a hunt by armed rangers for the beast. A court in Maharashtra state issued a shoot-to-kill order Friday against the two-year-old female tiger after its latest victim, a woman, died earlier this month. But efforts to capture or kill the tiger were called off after it strayed against an electric fence near a village early Saturday, said Rishikesh Ranjan, field director of Pench Tiger Reserve.…

For compensation, Indian villagers send elderly to forest as tiger prey

PILIBHIT: An Indian village in Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a bizarre trend that villagers have adopted to seek government money. It’s happening near the village bordering Pilibhit Tiger Reserve where authorities suspect local families are sending older members into the forest as tiger prey, and their bodies then relocated to fields, to feign attacks and claim lakhs in compensation from the government, reported the Times of India. Villagers aren't entitled to compensation if their kin die in the reserve so they are…

Tourist mauled to death by three tigers ‘in front of family’

BEIJING: A horrific footage has emerged showing a tourist being mauled to death by three tigers in front of his wife and child. According to media reports, the visitor reportedly climbed into the enclosure and walked towards the animals as they were being fed at Youngor Wildlife Park in China. But as he approached them, the tigers launched at the man leaving him in agony as they sunk their paws into him. Horrific footage shows the tiger launching at the man and repeatedly mauling him. They then bite into his…

WATCH: Tiger causes panic in Italian city after escaping circus

ROME: A tiger caused mass panic in an Italian city after it escaped a circus cage and entered a town with home to 38,000 people. Locals couldn’t believe their eyes as the white feline, called Oscar, perched outside of a block of flats in a town near Palermo. Mayor Piero Capizzi said he thought someone was joking when he was told a tiger was on the loose in Monreale. Traffic was blocked for a few hours along the nearby highway as authorities struggled to contain the enormous tiger. But eventually he was…

Duck takes on Sumatran tiger in hilarious video

MELBOURNE: A wild duck took on a male Sumatran tiger at Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia in what is being termed as a gutsy game of Marco Polo. The duck impresses every viewer with its amazing skills of dodging a tiger in the most unusual manner. By flapping its wings, the duck teased the tiger to keep chasing it around the pool. The tiger, named Jalur, is outsmarted several times by the duck, who keeps diving underwater, leaving the tiger looking more bewildered each time it disappeared. In the end a frustrated…

VIDEO: Tiger runs back moments after charging at elephant

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK, India: A tiger in northern India was caught on camera charging aggressively at an elephant, only to change his mind once it got a good look at its intended prey's size. The video, recorded Nov. 17 in Jim Corbett National Park, shows a tour group riding an elephant on a road while the tiger watched from the long grass at the side of the path. A Jeep facing away from the scene reverses, apparently for a better look at the tiger, and stops a short distance away to watch the scene.