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Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain, says study

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…

Zoo staffers feed live donkey to four tigers in shocking video

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…