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.
TAMPA: Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed Thursday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world. The six include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger and Malayan tiger, said the report in the journal Current Biology. Three other tiger subspecies have already gone extinct: the Caspian, Javan and Bali tigers. Key threats to tigers' survival include habitat loss and…
The wide pop culture presence of iconic animals like elephants, tigers, lions and panda bears skews public perception of how endangered these animals really are.
A shocking video has surfaced, showing zoo officials allegedly feeding a live donkey to four hungry tigers. The incident baffled spectators at Changzhou zoo in eastern China. The four tigers tore apart the donkey and devoured the poor animal in front of the visitors. A video of the incident has gone viral now. The hapless animal was rendered helpless when the officials first threw it into the water and let the four tigers feast on it. The donkey tried to swim away, but was caught by another tiger behind…
AMSTERDAM: A few hours of freedom ended for two Bengal tigers that escaped from a big cat shelter in the Dutch countryside on Saturday, when police managed to sedate them and get them back in their enclosure.
TBILISI: Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that killed at least eight people, officials said.