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Odisha tiger died due to wound on neck, says report after autopsy

The post-mortem report on the death of 3-year-old male tiger MB2 (Mahavir), whose carcass was found in the Odisha’s Satkosia reserve on November 14, says the big cat died due to multiple organ failure triggered by a maggot-infested deep wound on the animal’s neck. Mahavir was brought to Satkosia tiger reserve from Madhya Pradesh in [...]

Battle to save rare white lion intensifies

A wildlife sanctuary in South Africa is preparing for a tough custody fight over the fate of a rare white lion named Mufasa. He was confiscated as a cub from a private owner three years ago, but the sanctuary that has cared for him fears the government wants to auction him off, which would put [...]

Tigress Avni’s Killing: There’s A Need To Curate Big Cat Eco-System

If it were not for the high-octane, ill-tempered controversy surrounding the killing of a mother tigress, the outpouring of concern from all corners for a tiger would have been an encouraging sign for our times. But the ruthless shooting down of tigress Avni in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district earlier this month, in what seems to be [...]

3 tiger cubs mowed down by speeding train – Times of India

CHANDRAPUR: Three tiger cubs were crushed under a speeding train on the Chanda Fort-Gondia railway section on Thursday. The incident took place around 15 km from here under FDCM Chichpalli range.While the carcasses of two cubs were recovered on the railway track in morning, the third was recovered around 500m deep in the jungle from [...]

Instagram’s latest craze: billionaires posing with tiger cubs

Adam Sage, Paris Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid and France footballer, with a new friend Billionaires and stars posing with tiger cubs alongside luxury cars in the Middle East are being copied in the suburbs of France, where an illegal trade in wild cats is said to be flourishing. Reha Hutin of 30 Millions d’Amis [...]

Outrage as ‘beautiful’ rare white lion auctioned off ‘to be slaughtered for fun by trophy hunters’

AN EXTREMELY rare white lion in South Africa is set to be auctioned off to trophy hunters who want to shoot him, it is feared. The beast, named Mufasa, was confiscated as a baby, along along with another cub called Suraya, from owners who were keeping him as a pet. SABC/Youtube The white lion is set [...]

2 tiger cubs die after being run over by train in Maharashtra

Two tiger cubs died after being run over by a train in Maharashtra. The incident took place near Junona jungle in Chandrapur district, which falls under the Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Distressing post-accident images showed the tiger cubs lying on railway tracks. Chandrapur is home to the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve that [...]

Wildlife Officials: Mountain Lion Trapped After Killing Family’s Dog

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers trapped a mountain lion seen wandering through downtown Evergreen. Officers say the cougar killed a family’s pet dog before they could get to the big cat. (credit: Allison E.) The animal is now at a state wildlife facility where officials say they learned it was underweight. They [...]

Tigress Avni Autopsy Junks Forest Dept Claim Big Cat Was Shot in Self-defence

New Delhi: An independent autopsy has reportedly shown that man-eater tigress T-1, or Avni, was shot in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal this month when it was not even facing the shooter. Also, said media reports on Monday that the dart found in its left thigh did not seem to be fired from a tranquilising gun. These observations [...]

State Cracks Down on ‘Tiger Selfie’ Operator | PETA

PETA Blows Whistle on Wild World of Animals Exhibitor in Washington County for Allowing Direct Public Contact With Big Cats For Immediate Release:November 15, 2018 Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382 Eighty Four, Pa. – In response to a complaint made by PETA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has cited Eighty Four–based Wild World of [...]
Shailesh Pethe: Serving meals to tigers, whistling to leopards… all in a day’s work – Times of India

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Leopardess caught from near village, released in Corbett jungles

Lion mauls driver to death in Gir forest, injures two others

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