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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 tiger

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.

Roosevelt zoo tiger

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.

Mysuru zoo tiger

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.

Seneca zoo tiger

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.

Twycross zoo tiger ITD

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.

Chester zoo tiger

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.

Dreamworld tiger GTD

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.

Pradhumanpark Zoo in Rajkot tigers

The four white tiger cubs born in April this year at Pradhumanpark Zoo in Rajkot have now been kept in an open enclosure for public viewing.

White tigress Gayatri had given birth to these cubs after mating with tiger Diwakar in captivity. On Thursday the cubs are seen playing with their mother in their new open enclosure. Zoo officials said that the cubs will soon become the main attraction for the zoo visitors.

Baraboo tiger

Circus World tiger trainer Ryan Holder plans to introduce two new members of his family this weekend at his second annual after-hours fundraiser to help protect wild tigers.

Born in a United States zoo, two 8-month-old female tigers have joined the eight other cats in Holder’s ShowMe Tigers “family.”

They will make their public debut during “An Evening with Tigers” Saturday at Baraboo’s circus museum in celebration of Global Tiger Day. Tickets to the event are $50 apiece, with all of the proceeds donated to the International Elephant Foundation for its patrolling activities in Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia, Holder said.

Highland Wildlife Park tiger

A rare Amur tiger that had been living in the Highlands for the past seven years has died.

Tributes have been paid to 10-year-old Marty, who lived at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig.

The wildlife park said on social media that Marty had been experiencing health problems and died following a veterinary procedure.

Delhi white tiger

A white tiger arrived Monday at the National Zoological Park, also known as the Delhi zoo, as part of an exchange programme with the Lucknow zoo in UP.

A zoo official said Vijay, who is around three years old, would be helpful in their conservation efforts for tigers. A female white tiger has been sent to Lucknow zoo in exchange. “This was done to change the bloodline… which prevents mortality. When tigers from different bloodlines mate, their offsprings are genetically viable,” the official said.

The official added that the zoo has 10 tigers at present, of which seven are white tigers. This would be the first time a white tiger has been acquired by the zoo in at least the last two years, the official said.

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