Maneating tiger resurfaces in Maharashtra

A tiger that supposedly killed two tribals in november in the Indian state of Maharashtra resurfaced, after disappearing into the adjacent forests.

The forest authorities, who observed the pug marks in the fields, identified it as the same male tiger.

“We have laid traps once again and are working out other…

More tigers in Thailand

The prospects for Indochinese tigers in Thailand are getting brighter after counts in major western Thai nature parks. But to say that the "western Thailand tiger" has won the battle against extinction is a bit too much to state.…

Setback for bionic hip tiger

Animals in captivity live longer but have more problems. Artritis is one of many well-known illnesses of captive tigers. Malena, a 21 year old tigress, really suffered from artritis and needed to be operated. A special operation as she got a 'bionic' hip, an orthopedic implant.

It is no surprise that…

Tranquilising a tiger is not so easy

A tiger near human settlements in the state of Maharashtra keeps everyone occupied. There is even a discussion about the possible tranquilisation of the tiger as it might be against the guidelines of the NTCA, the Indian tiger authority.…

Crowd control: the missing link

A missing link in big cat conservation in densely populated areas is crowd control. When human-tiger conflicts (HTCs) occur, it often comes down to controlling a local community. If it works, a hunt for the tiger is out of the question. If it doesn't work, the entire village goes hunting…

More than 1000 canned hunting farms in the USA

The USA has appr. more than 1,000 (!) canned hunting farms, where people can hunt for (exotic) animals for fun. Even with a 100% guarantee.

Officially tigers are not allowed to be used as hunting targets on these farms, but loopholes in the laws have been used to create conditions…