Paradise county tiger cubs exploitation

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Australia – MyGC.com

Tiger cubs enjoy last few days at Paradise Country.

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Gold Coasters only have a few days left to meet tiger cubs Maliah and Melah at Paradise Country.

This weekend will be their last at the park before they head back to their wildlife reserve in New South Wales.

The now four-month-old tiger cubs and were the first species to visit Paradise Country’s new Global Conservation Centre as part of a partnership with the Bullen family.

Commentary

Australian zoo Paradise Country have exploited two tiger cubs since they were born by setting them up for almost 500 photo sessions with visitors.

The zoo made at least $ 80,000 and half of it will go to NGO Flora and Fauna International.

The tigers will be traumatized for life.

#tiger #tigernews

Chewy tiger

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USA – KOAA News 5

Cheyenne Mountain Tiger Chosen For Breeding Program.

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced Thursday their Amur tiger, Chewy, was selected as a breeding match with a tiger from the Bramble Park Zoo in South Dakota.

Savelii, Bramble Park’s tiger, will move to Colorado Springs in hopes the two will mate and reproduce.

The other male Amur tiger at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Thimbu, will move to Bramble Park Zoo, as he is not compatible.

Commentary

Cheyenne Mountain zoo in Colorado Springs says it wants to breed Amur tigers because they are endangered.

Of course this (conservation) is the most heard excuse to create extra possibilites to lure visitors into the zoo as tiger cubs are magnets for people.

This zoo already tried before in 2018. But that didn’t work out as the two tigers that were supposed to reproduce got in a fight. The female tiger died after a cut in the neck.

What do you think of this?

 

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Longleat tiger

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United Kingdom – Daily Mail

Earning Their Stripes! Three-Month-Old Tiger Cubs Pounce And Play Fight With Their Mother As They Venture Outside For The First Time At Wiltshire Safari Park.

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Heartwarming footage shows two endangered tiger cubs cuddling with their mother as they venture outside for the first time.

The clip from Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire shows the three-month-old Amur tigers pouncing and play fighting in their enclosure.

Their mother Yana appears very protective of her babies as she places a loving paw around the pair and stands in front of them.

Commentary

UK Longleat zoo knows how to exploit tigers and is following the tiger cub exploitation protocol.

This step is about the first presentation of the cubs to the public – always an amazing magnet for visitors and media.

#tiger #tigernews

Tiger Temple dead tiger

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USA – The Washington Post

These Tigers Were Rescued From An Infamous Tourist Attraction. Then 86 Died In Government Custody.

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At Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple, paying tourists could pet and pose for selfies with the dozens of big cats that called the attraction home. They could walk tigers on leashes and bottle-feed cubs. But the Buddhist monastery turned tourist magnet had for years faced allegations of abuse and, in 2016, a raid by Thai authorities uncovered ghastly sights, including 40 frozen tiger cubs shoved into a refrigerator and a monk attempting to flee with 1,600 tiger parts.

The government soon removed 147 tigers from the compound in the West Thailand town of Kanchanaburi, taking them to two state-run facilities. But in a tragic update on the case, Thai media reported Friday that 86 of the rescued animals have died. A government official attributed the animals’ deaths to a viral disease, saying their immune systems had been compromised by inbreeding.

Commentary

Tiger Temple, once famous for its monks caring for tigers, but later unmasked for tiger trade, strikes again.

Already 86 out of 147 seized tigers have died due to a viral disease while being in Thai government custody.

Some NGOs points fingers to the Thai government for not taking proper care for the seized animals.

Although that is partly true, the real blame is with the exploiter of Tiger Temple: abbot, Phra Wisutthisarathen. He was responsible for Tiger Temple and is responsible for breeding tigers. He is responsible for these deaths and a shame for buddhism.

This dramatic mass killing calls for stronger regulations by the Thai government on tiger exploiting facilities, like Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Tiger Temple and others alike.

We call for a national discussion in Thailand on tiger tourism to prevent further unnecessary harm to tigers.

#tiger #tigernews

Tiger Temple tigers

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Thailand – Bangkok Post

Half Of Tigers Seized From Temple Have Died.

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More than half of the 147 tigers seized from a Kanchanaburi temple three years ago have died of laryngeal paralysis, which causes upper airway obstruction in the animals.

The large cats in the care of two wildlife sanctuaries in Ratchaburi province had shown symptoms since they were brought there in June 2016, according to officials at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).

Officials detected the signs back then and despite constant care, 86 of them died, most of which were of the Siberian breed, they said.

Commentary

86 of 147 seized tigers from the Tiger Temple trafficking syndicate died. The reason: Laryngeal paralysis, caused by immune deficiencies from inbreeding. Others say stress is an important cause as well.

If the Thai government would have had proper system of controlling captive tigers and struct rules for tigers in captivity this NEVER would have happened.

Thailand is one of the three countries in the tiger axis of evil, next to China and the USA.

#tiger #tigernews

Kansas City Zoo tiger cubs

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USA – Kake.com

Kansas Zoo Says 3 New Tigers Cubs Are A Boy And 2 Girls.

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The Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina says three Amur tiger cubs born last month are a boy and two girls.

The cubs were born August 14 to mother Andrea and father Dhenuka.

“Since their birth, via the tiger cameras, the animal care staff have been watching these three grow, shared Brenda Gunder, General Curator. “I feel the male was the first born due to his size from day one. The first born has been on the move and keeping his mother Andrea busy, and has also remained the largest of the three.”

Commentary

Tigers are the moneymakers of zoos. White tigers are even better than ‘regular’ tigers but tiger cubs beat the odds: the ultimate moneymakers.

To make the most money out of the tiger cubs zoos always follow more or less the same protocol.

1. when mama tiger is pregnant, it is big news.
2. when tiger cubs are born, it is big news.
3. when tiger cubs can be presented after a few days, it is big news.
4. when tiger cubs are around six weeks, their sexe can be defined – which is big news, often accompanied with a contest for the name.
5. when the tiger cubs are big enough to be presented to the audience, it is big news.
6. when tiger cubs get their first medical check up, it is big news.

But all the news is commercial exposure. No animal gets better from it, only the owners of zoos that refuse to be transparent in telling how much they earn. There must be a reason for that….

#tiger #tigernews

Tiger brothers

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USA – WXYZ News

Tiger Brothers Debut At New Tiger Forest At Detroit Zoo.

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It’s opening day for the tigers….at the Detroit Zoo.

The Detroit Zoo introduced the new Devereaux Tiger Forest and welcomed Amur tigers Nikolai and Aleksei, 2-year-old brothers who were born at the Columbus Zoo.

The habitat is also home to 16-year-old female Kisa, who was born at the Detroit Zoo.

Commentary

The Detroit zoo knows that  tigers are supreme moneymakers. They are so  important that they decided to build a $ 3.5 million ‘habitat’, which is in fact a fancy prison – as a habitat is something complety different and now only used to make people feel comfortable.

The Detroit zoo unfortunately doesn’t spend a dime to tiger conservation. At least, it is nowhere to be seen on the website.

Isn’t that extra cruel?

#tiger #tigernews

UAE saved tiger cubs

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United Arab Emirates – Dubai Week

Lion And Tiger Cubs Rescued From Sharjah.

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Animal protection officers seized a white lion cub and two tiger cubs that were being illegally sold in the UAE.

Officers from the Environment and Protected Areas Authority raided a house in Sharjah after a tip-off.

Two monkeys were also discovered in the raid.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, chair of the Environment and Natural Reserves Authority, explained that the process of confiscating dangerous and predatory animals could take two to three months, as some of the complaints that arrived were malicious.

Commentary

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a well-known offender of wildlife rights. Lots of rich people own tigers or lions and keep them as pets.

Fortunately the UAE Cabinet introduced a law in March 2019 to prevent dangerous or exotic animals as being pets.

Now the UAE steps up and confiscated at a house in Sharjah.

Of course the police needs to do and can do so much more but it is a first step.

#tiger #tigernews

Colchester zoo tiger cub

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United Kingdom – Halstead Gazette

Colchester Zoo Releases Tiger Cubs Update As They Reach 12-Weeks.

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Mischa, Tatana and Pasha have just received their 12-week medical check up including their first set of jabs.

The brothers, Mischa and Pasha, now weight more than 12kg each and all three are said to be growing well.

Commentary

Tigers are key-moneymakers for zoos. Without tigers zoos would have less visitors. Supreme moneymakers are white tigers and of course cubs.

Zoos always follow the same exploitaion protocol, to make the most money out of new tiger cubs.

1. announcing the pregnancy
2. the birth – with pictures
3. the first presentation – with a name competition
4. the revealing of the sexes – presenting the names

And last but not least, every other step in the development of the cubs until they are lost their ‘adorable’ status.

#tiger #tigernews

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Negara tigers

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Raising Apex Predators At Zoo Negara.

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Zookeeper Umar Ashraf, 32, fixed his eyes briefly on the Malayan tiger cubs, Wira, Hebat and Melur, who could not stop hissing and roaring at him. He continued to point a water hose around their enclosure.

The cubs’ mother, Kayla, who temporarily moved to a nearby enclosure for the clean-up, was upset. She roared loudly, displaying her fangs in a show of protest.

Read the original article here.

Commentary

Zoo Negara in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is exploiting tigers to overcome their financial problems.

The director already spoke out recently that he wants to breed more cubs. Also he wants to make interaction with people possible to attract more people. The reason? The zoo is losing visitors fast as more and more people don’t want to go to zoos anymore.

The interviewed zookeeper said zoos around the world, including Zoo Negara Malaysia, played a role in education and animal conservation.

What he should say is that zoos around the world were responsible for stealing the worlds most fantastic wildlife from its habitat.

#tiger #tigernews

Rani tiger

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India – Daiji World

Mangaluru: Tigress Rani From Pilikula Gives Birth To 5 Cubs.

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A tigress at Pilikula Nisarga Dhama named Rani gave birth to five cubs recently. Three of them are female and 2 are male.

It is said that normally a tigress gives birth to only around 2 to 3 cubs. It is rare to see birth of 5 cubs.

 

Commentary

An ungoing tragedy: another zoo reports the birth of tiger cubs.

Normal tigers are moneymakers for zoos. White tigers are a bit more special. But cubs are the ultimate treasure for zoos.

In this case Rani, a tigress, gave birth to five cubs, which is quite rare.

Now five more tigers have to spend their live in captivity.

#tiger #tigernews

Elsa white tiger

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Malaysia – New Straits Times

'Elsa' Is Now In Melaka.

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After a three month wait, “Elsa” the white Bengal tiger finally arrived at the Melaka Zoo in Ayer Keroh, here, last night.

Visitors can start seeing “Elsa” who is one year and nine-months-old from Sept 14, during the Malaysia Day week celebration.

Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) president Mohd Rafee Ibrahim said the presence of “Elsa” from India is expected to help boost the zoo’s visitor count apart from several refurbishment the zoo has undergone recently.

Commentary

Also in Malaysia the trafficking of white tigers keeps on going.

Now Elsa, a white tigress, was trafficked from Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park to Malacca zoo.

The reason? Money. Quote from the zoo director: “It is hoped that we will see an increase in the number of visitors, at least by 10 per cent… In the near future, specifically in September, we will sign an MoU with the Surabaya Zoo to obtain a white male tiger for the purpose of reproduction.”

#tiger #tigernews

Beardsley zoo tiger

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USA – CT Post

Beardsley’s Female Tiger Departing Zoo.

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Get ready to roar a sad goodbye to Changbai, the female Amur tiger who has lived at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for more than two years.

 

Changbai, mother of tiger cubs Reka and Zeya, is schedule to move to a new permanent home on Wednesday. Born on May 24, 2007, she arrived at Beardsley in January 2017 from the Philadelphia Zoo.

“As sad as we are to say goodbye to Changbai, the planned transfer of animals to other member zoos ensures the sustainability of a healthy, genetically diverse, and demographically varied AZA population,” Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Deputy Director Don Goff said in a news release.

Commentary

Beardsley zoo announces transfer of Amur tiger to another zoo to ensure the “healthy, genetically diverse, and demographically varied AZA population.

They also call it a Species Survival Plan.

No word about the fact that tigers are the moneymaker for zoos and that they need to have new cubs, because they attract a whole new wave of customers.

#tiger #tigernews

Trafficked tigers

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United Kingdom – The Independent

At Least Two Dead Tigers Seized Each Week From Smugglers Threatening Big Cats’ Future, Study Says.

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More than two carcasses of endangered tigers are being seized every week from smugglers who are driving the big cats towards extinction, research has found.

Officials in 32 countries discovered 2,359 dead tigers between 2000 and last year – a number described as a “conservative” estimate.

Commentary

“Year on year, it’s more bad news for tigers” says Kanitha Krishnasamy, director with TRAFFIC who did a study to trafficked tigers.

Each week 2 dead tigers are seized – only the tip of the iceberg.

Since the year 2000 until last year 2,359 dead tigers were seized, in only 32 countries.

Unclear is how many tiger seizures China had.

White tiger

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India – The Times of India

Chhatbir Gets Pair Of Asiatic Lions, White Tigress From Gujarat; Count Reaches 10.

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After the death of the lone lion, Chhatbir Zoo has now got a pair of Asiatic lions and a white tigress from Rajkot zoo. With this, the zoo has now five Asiatic lions, four female lions and one male lion.

The white tigress will be paired with the lone white tiger at the zoo, adding to the total strength of two white tigers and two Royal Bengal tigers.

Zoo field director M Sudhagar said Akshat (lion), Drithi (lioness) and Gauri (white tigress) have been added to the zoo family. Sudhagar said that under the animal exchange programme, which was initiated by Chhatbir Zoo in January, 2018, with Rajkot zoo and approved by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), New Delhi, in October, 2018, was pending for approval of the Gujarat government.

Commentary

Zoos need to survive and therefore they need moneymakers. A white tiger is a rarity and much in demand by customers of zoos: the perfect magnet for money.

Also in India it works this way. Authorized by the government a femali white tigress is taken from her familiar zoo to a new zoo to breed with a male white tiger.

Kansas tigers

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USA – KWCH12

3 Amur Tigers Born At Kansas Zoo.

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The Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina announced the births of three Amur tiger cubs born on Aug. 14.

Amur tigers are classified as an endangered species on the IUCN list.

The cubs’ parents, Andrea and Dhenuka, came to Rolling Hills Zoo on a breeding recommendation by the Tiger Species Survival Plan developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, of which Rolling Hills Zoo is an accredited member.

Commentary

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in the US has a “Tiger Species Survival Plan” as they call it.

In reality none of the tigers in this plan is trained or raised to be released back into the wild. Or for that matter – never was released back into the wild.

This program is merely an excuse to breed tigers for their zoos so more people come visit the zoo. As tigers – and especially tiger cubs – are extreme money makers for zoos.

Badri White Tiger

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India – The Hans India

White Tiger Dies Of Tumour At Zoo.

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A 14-year-old white tiger named Badri born in Tirupati Zoo died in Nehru Zoological Park while undergoing treatment for a tumour.

The zoo authorities informed that it was undergoing treatment for inflammation on the right side of the sub-mandibular region, below ear for last one month, and also for swelling of the cheek below the ear on account of suspected tumor.

Commentary

Within two weeks a second white tiger dies in the same zoo, the Tirupati Zoo died in Nehru Zoological Park in India.

It is said that a tumour was the cause. A post-mortem will show the official cause of death.

Myrtle Beach Safari tiger

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USA – Peta.org

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PETA has just learned that Ryan Easley, Circus World’s notorious big-cat exhibitor, acquired two tiger cubs in July from Myrtle Beach Safari, a roadside zoo in South Carolina operated by Bhagavan “Doc” Antle. Antle has a long history of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act, including by endangering the public and by failing to provide animals with needed veterinary care, sufficient cage space, and clean water.

In addition, he uses animals for harmful hands-on encounters, photo ops, and publicity-driven videos, including one featuring a chimpanzee named Sugriva who was separated from his mother as a baby—a common practice in the industry. And in 2014, Antle came under fire from PETA for a shameless—and dangerous—stunt in which he took two chimpanzees to a screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Commentary

Myrtle Beach Safari, a shabby roadside zoo, provides famous circus illegally with tigers.
 
Myrtle Beach Safari has a long history of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act, including by endangering the public and by failing to provide animals with needed veterinary care, sufficient cage space, and clean water.

Captive tiger

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United Kingdom – Phys.org

Why Captive Breeding Will Not Save The Wild Tiger.

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There are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers in the world. The last sighting of a Javan tiger was in 1976, the Bali tiger disappeared even earlier; two subspecies, gone forever. Tigers have been wiped out in Cambodia, are ‘functionally extinct’ in Vietnam and Lao PDR, and are dangerously close to extinction in China. They have been decimated in Indonesia, with only the Sumatran population of fewer than 400 remaining. Sadly, Myanmar and Malaysia have this year reported significant population declines.

These catastrophic statistics are the result of habitat destruction, diminishing prey species, and poaching and trafficking of tiger parts and products. The latter feeds demand from countries such as China and Vietnam where rising disposable incomes fuel a thriving market for luxury goods, including for exotic animals such as tigers.

Commentary

China is breeding tigers and calls it conservation. They make the world believe that while every insider knows the breeding is about money.

This article is not about that but it tries to explain from other angles why the captive breeding won’t save tigers in the wild.

Colchester zoo cub

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United Kingdom – East Anglican Daily Times

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Three super-cute rare tiger cubs have now been named, following a vote by visitors to Colchester Zoo.

The winning names for the adorable trio are Mischa, Pasha and Tatána.

The zoo said on Facebook: “A huge thank you to all our visitors who helped to decide the names with donations that raised over £1,200 for our charity Action for the Wild!

Commentary

This Colchester zoo – like most zoos – need visitors and the biggest attraction (read: moneymaker) is always a tiger. And more preferably: tiger cubs. In this case the zoo can even show 3 tiger cubs to the public.

Now visitors donated 1200 pounds to a conservation program. And the zoo uses media to tell about.

With an estimated 9 million pound in profits this doesn’t even look ridiculous, it is ridiculous.

Vinay tiger

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India – The Hans India

Bengal White Tiger Dies At Age Of 21.

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A Royal Bengal Tiger, a white male named Vinay, born in Nehru Zoological Park and aged about 21 years and 6 months, died on August 5, disclosed the zoo authorities on Tuesday.

Born to father Murugan and mother Karuna, Vinay was suffering from old age-related complications and was lame since May 2018. The animal was kept in the off-display facility for the past 5 years due to old age.

Commentary

Old white tiger dies in India zoo from old age (21 years).

Fota zoo tiger

An  wildlife park is celebrating the purr-fect boost with the birth of a rare male Sumatran tiger cub.

Fota Wildlife Park in Cork confirmed the birth of the cub to tiger parents Dourga, an eight year old female, and Denar, a seven year old male.

The as-yet-unnamed cub is the second to be born at the east Cork facility since the endangered cat species arrived in 2014.

A cub born in 2017, a female named Dharma, thrived at Fota and was subsequently transferred to Edinburgh Zoo to help anchor their breeding programme.

Sumatran tigers are the rarest tiger species in the world – and Fota’s escalating breeding programme is viewed as critical to their long-term survival.

Captive tiger SA

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry. Big cats are being bred for the use of their bones in traditional Chinese medicine. China is estimated to house about 8 000 tigers in captivity, while South Africa may have as many as 14 000 lions. Nontobeko Mtshali asks Ross Harvey to analyse the issues around captive breeding in South Africa.

Is the South African government doing enough to manage the fact that it’s got the biggest number of wild cats in captivity?

No. The fact that it has the largest number of big cats in captivity in the world – anywhere north of 8 000 – across an estimated 300 facilities – is evidence of an industry out of control. It remains largely unregulated.

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries admits that it doesn’t know how many facilities there are. Nor does it know how many predators are in captivity.

Captive breeding is permissible under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The trade in products arising from it is permitted under an annotation. But the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – the world’s foremost conservation body – has unequivocally called for its termination.

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Topeka Zoo Raising Awareness Of Tiger Extinction Around The World For Global Tiger Day.

There are only 400 Sumatran Tigers left around the world, and the Topeka Zoo wants to help raise awareness of their extinction.

For Global Tiger Day, the zoo set up arts, crafts and signs for people who walked by the Sumatran Tiger area. Raising peoples awareness that Sumatrans, as well as other tigers around the world, are in danger. In danger of being hunted, poached and being killed for rugs.

The zoo said while the day was about the tigers, changing our ways of life can help every animal in the world.

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International Tiger Day Events Planned At Zoo.

Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot will observe International Tiger Day on Monday with special activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

International Tiger day, also called Global Tiger Day, is a celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29.

The Minot zoo’s two Amur tigers (once known as Siberian tigers) are considered an endangered species, according to zoo information. They are one of the largest cats in the world.

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Beardsley Zoo celebrates International Tiger Day.

Monday is International Tiger Day, meant to raise awareness about tigers across the globe.A post on the Beardsley Zoo Facebook page cites information from National Geographic showing that, in the last century, tiger numbers fell from 100,000 to 3,200, and they now live in only 7 percent of their historical range.

In honor of the tigers and their plight, the zoo is giving away tiger bookmarks at the front gate Monday, and zoo staff will make a special announcement at noon in front of the tiger habitat. Come see Chang, Reka and Zeka, and learn more about the Amur tiger, and the threats to its survival.

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World Tiger Day At Mysuru Zoo Tomorrow.

Mysuru zoo is celebrating World Tiger Day on July 29 and the zoo management has urged visitors to make use of the opportunity to learn facts about the big cat. Attractive information boards with fun facts about tigers will be displayed in front of the tiger enclosure on the premises from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

 

Tiger Day is observed every year to promote a global system of protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise awareness and support tiger conservation issues.

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Seneca Park Zoo Celebrates World Tiger Day.

Seneca Park Zoo hosted World Tiger Day on Saturday to celebrate the largest cat species and raise awareness of the threats tigers face on an everyday basis in nature.

Guests learned all about the largest cat species, including the zoo’s 14-year old female Amur tiger Katya, through a training session and keeper chat, an enrichment demonstration, biofacts, and games.

The zoo hosted interactive stations to teach guests about tiger adaptations that help them thrive in their natural habitat, and the ways people can help save the endangered species.

For a donation to tiger conservation, guests were able to enter drawings to win a one-of-a-kind painting made by Katya, an enrichment item that Katya has enjoyed, or a reusable shopping bag.

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Celebrate International Tiger Day This Monday 29th At Twycross Zoo.

Twycross Zoo is taking part in their first-ever International Tiger Day on Monday 29th July and is calling families to make a stand for conservation and help raise awareness of these endangered animals.

Not only that, the first 400 children to visit the midlands zoo in stripes will get their hands on a FREE* Tiger toy! (400 to mark less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild).

Earlier this summer the midlands zoo welcomed Sumatran tigers Jahly and Sialang who have taken residence of a brand new purpose-built Sumatran tiger habitat – the biggest in the UK – featuring hot rocks, two pools and a 15m² glass tunnel that visitors can walk through to see tigers from all angles!

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Zoo Knoxville Celebrates World Tiger Day.

Zoo Knoxville celebrated World Tiger Day with its Malayan tigers Arya, Bashir and Tanvir.

The zoo hosted several activities with their tigers, including pole climbing and throwing a tasty watermelon into their pool.

Zookeepers with the Asian Trek exhibit said activities like these help simulate the hunting tigers would do in the wild.

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BOOK your TICKETS to come and see us soon!

It’s International Tiger Day on 29 July!

Have you ever wondered what kind of work Chester zoo do with tigers in the wild and what we can do to help them from home?

Drop by our Sumatran tiger habitat where our zoo ranger team will be talking all things tiger with skulls and other interesting artefacts.

There will be various free activities to take part in from 10.30am – 12pm and 3pm – 4.30pm (normal zoo admission applies).

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Snyder County Animal Refuge Ready for International Tiger Day.

A zoo in Snyder County is getting ready to celebrate one of its most popular species.

At T & D’s Cats of the World, lions and tigers are all around.

At the end of this month, the spotlight will be on nine of T & D’s most popular residents: the tigers. The zoo is getting ready to celebrate International Tiger Day.

“It started in 2010 by an organization and now a lot of zoos have adopted it to make awareness about tigers,” explained Jennifer Mattive.

International Tiger Day is July 29. T & D’s Cats of the World is having a celebration on Sunday, July 28.

Ukrainian tiger cub

An Amur tiger cub was born in the zoo of the town of Mykolaiv in the south of Ukraine ahead of International Tiger Day which is celebrated on July 29, according to the press service of the zoo on Monday.

“A couple of Amur tigers Helios and Penelope became the parents to a cub in Mykolaiv Zoo just before the International Tiger Day, which is celebrated annually on July 29. It is still impossible to see the baby, we need to wait a bit as the cub grows up,” read the message of the zoo.

Five Amur tigers live in the zoo in the south of Ukraine counting the newborn cub on July 22.

IUCN Cambodia tigers

Six tigers will be brought into Cambodia from India and released into the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province in 2022, while wildlife protection organisations have urged all stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of tiger conservation.

Provincial Department of Environment director Keo Sopheak told The Post on Monday that India had agreed to export six tigers and release them into the sanctuary to help restore the species to Cambodia.

According to Wildlife Alliance, the last record of a tiger in Cambodia was in November 2007 in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sopheak said: “From 2022 to 2023, if we think that the amount of food available for tigers has sufficiently increased, we will implement the plan and release them here.

Brunon tiger

Witness the awe-inspiring act of Brunon Blaszak’s Royal Tiger Show at this year’s Cattaraugus County Fair through Aug. 4.

Among this year’s free grounds entertainment, the act is part of Blaszak’s “Fang and Claw” tour. The show features Blaszak’s eight magnificent Royal Bengal, Siberian and Sumatran tigers that walk the tight wire and perform choreographed leaping, jumping and dancing.

The act offers performances that are educational, informative and exciting — all with a conservation message. Blaszak said a big part of his show is educating people about tigers. His is not a typical act like people would see at a circus; it’s more informative and educational.

Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali today made a public call to all Malaysians to help with tiger conservation works as an effort to preserve the population of Malayan tigers.

Dr Siti Hasmah said she saw the necessity to make this call upon her discovery of the Malayan tigers’ dwindling number, which stands at less than 200.

“The Malayan tiger, they are only found in the forests of Peninsular Malaysia.

“If we don’t do something to save the tigers, we will no longer be able to show our younger ones this symbol of our country (coat of arms),” she said during her opening address at the launch of the Global Tiger Day 2019 here at the Le Meridien Hotel.

China tigers

China is using cutting-edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data to monitor endangered Amur tigers and leopards, experts said at the International Forum on Tiger and Leopard Transboundary Conservation in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Sunday.

“Infrared cameras, AI and big data have helped us improve the establishment of a database of Amur tigers and leopards,” Jiang Guangshun, a deputy director of the Natural Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), said at the forum.

“For example, the infrared camera can detect the tiger, and then AI will help analyze the tiger species, the weight and height, which will be marked in the database.”

Jiang noted the number of Amur tigers and leopards is increasing under the protection of China.

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It’s a big weekend of activity for Dreamworld, as they celebrate Global Tiger Day.

While the international day isn’t until Monday, Dreamworld have a jam-packed weekend in store for visitors.

There’s a scavenger hunt, face painting, colouring-in, demonstrations, games and interactive experiences.