Pilikula tigers

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India – Daiji World

Ramdas Kamath from UAE donates Rs 15 lac for newborn tiger cubs at Pilikula.

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Abu Dhabi entrepreneur Ramdas Kamath and his wife Jayashri Kamath donated Rs15 lac to Pilikula Biological Park, for construction of animal houses for the newly born five tiger cubs.

It may be recalled, recently tigress ‘Rani’ gave birth to five cubs.

After visiting Pilikula, Ramdas promised to provide more financial help for the development of the park.

 

Commentary

Wealthy UAE business man and his wife support a zoo with paying for extra shelters after the birth of 5 (!) tiger cubs.

#tiger #tigernews

Captive US Tigers

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USA – National Geographic

Captive tigers in the U.S. outnumber those in the wild. It's a problem.

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Their squawks echoed from inside the neat, ranch-style home, sounding more like parrots than tiger cubs. Then James Garretson carried Hulk into the living room, where the McCabe family waited on the couch. The kids giggled as he placed the squirming cub on nine-year-old Ariel’s lap and pushed a baby bottle into its mouth. “Hold the bottle, just like that. You got it?” She nodded.

Everyone beamed, fondling Hulk’s rough, striped fur as Garretson hovered nearby. The 12-week-old, cocker spaniel-size cat clutched the bottle in his oversize paws, sucking with wild enthusiasm. When the bottle was empty, the cub wandered onto the coffee table and swatted our photo gear.

Garretson lured him back with another bottle to give Ariel’s five-year-old brother, James, a turn. Then the rambunctious cub leaped off the sofa, grabbed me from behind, gripped my legs with surprising strength, and tore five-inch scratches into my thighs. He sank his claws in and held on. Garretson peeled him off, and all made light of it with nervous laughs. Playful. Just acting like a kitten.

 

Commentary

Next to China and Thailand the United States of America is displaying an absolute disrespect to tigers, an endangered animal.

This excellent article not only gives an insight of how tigers are abused but also how the black market is growing and growing, even with trade lines to Thailand and China.

#tiger #tigernews

Ginger Sturgeon

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USA – Stock Daily Dish

Rare tiger cubs at Pittsburgh Zoo being hand-raised.

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Zoo keepers at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Tuesday showed off the twin male and female endangered Amur cubs, which were born Sept. 25. The keepers had noticed the cubs’ mother wasn’t caring for them 24 hours after their birth and decided to remove them.

In a few weeks the cubs will transfer to one of the zoo’s cat buildings, where they will be able to see, hear and smell other cats. The goal is to reunite them with their mother or get them a substitute mother.

Commentary

After giving birth to her cubs a tigress rejected them.

The question is: is it logical for a mother to reject her children after being forced to get pregnant?

#tiger #tigernews

USA Tigers

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United Kingdom – The Guardian

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There are more tigers in American gardens than there are left in the wild. Alex Hannaford meets the owners who live cheek by jowl with their pets, and also those ensuring the big cats are treated without cruelty.

t was the sort of headline impossible to scroll past: “Pot Smokers Find Caged Tiger in Abandoned Houston House, Weren’t Hallucinating: Police.” Last February, a group of people had snuck into a deserted house in Texas’s largest city to smoke marijuana when they stumbled upon a full-grown tiger in a cage – a cage secured by just a nylon strap and a screwdriver.

Sergeant Jason Alderete of Houston Police Department’s animal cruelty unit, later told a local TV station: “It wasn’t the effects of the drugs. There was an actual tiger!” The animal was given a name, Loki, and sent to an animal sanctuary in the country, run by the Humane Society of the United States. You’d be forgiven for thinking Loki’s experience was an isolated incident – it isn’t.

 
 

Commentary

USA is one of three countries of the axis of tiger evil. After China and Thailand, the US shows us time and time again how tigers and other big cats are being abused.

If President Donald Trump would have balls, he would create better circumstances for tigers (and other captive animals) in the USA.

Just to make America great again.

#tiger #tigernews

Starving tiger

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United Kingdom – Mail Online

Starving tigers found covered in excrement in tiny cages in lorry during exhausting transfer from Italy to Russian circus are recovering in Polish zoo after dramatic rescue operation.

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Nine stranded tigers who were found emaciated and dehydrated after they were shipped from Italy are slowly recovering thanks to two Polish zoos.

The tigers endured a gruelling journey through Europe last month during which a tenth feline died.

The big cats were found starving and covered in their own excrement in cages while being transported to a circus in Russia. 

But seven are now eating and have received vitamins and mineral salts at one of the zoos in Poznan, western Poland.

Commentary

Thanks to the care of Polish zoo keepers 9 out of 10 in Belarus stranded tigers are doing a bit better.

Last week 10 tigers were found in an Italian truck, on its way to Russian Dagestan. The tigers were neglected all the way, without food, and were in a terrible state, most of them without the will to live (with one tiger that died).

Now they are doing better and will eventually, after they regain their strength, be transported to Spain, where they can live the rest of their lives in a special facility of St. Aap, a Dutch rescue center.

Now it is also time to seek the for the answers to important questions:

– why does Italy have tiger breeding centers?
– who is responsible for treating 10 endangered animals this way?
– who is going to pay for the costs for the recovery?
– where will the ones responsible be trialed?

We’ll keep you updated.

[see the photos and videos in the original article]

#tiger #tigernews

 

Stranded tigers

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Singapore – CNA

Poland charges two with animal abuse over 'nightmare' tiger trip.

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Polish prosecutors said on Monday (Nov 4) they have charged two Italian truck drivers with animal abuse after the men took 10 tigers on a gruelling journey through Europe that left one tiger dead and the others “emaciated” and “without the will to live”.

The trip is believed to have been organised by Russian citizen Vakhitov F., whom prosecutors charged with animal abuse last week after the truck got stuck for days on the border with Belarus after setting off from Italy on Oct 22.


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/poland-charges-two-with-animal-abuse-over–nightmare–tiger-trip-12062940

Commentary

Two arrests have been made in what seems to be the worst case of animal disrespect ever.

Ten tigers were transported via trucks from Rome to Russia. The drivers neglected the tigers and at the border of Belarus it seemed that the paper work was not sufficient.

The tigers were transported to Polish zoos. One tiger didn’t survive the horror trip.

“The tigers were emaciated, dehydrated, with sunken eyes, excrement stuck to their fur, urine burns, in a total state of stress, without the will or desire to live … Maltreated, suffering and humiliated,” the zoo said.

#tiger #tigernews

Bala tiger

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USA -Tampa Bay Times

Tiger dies at Busch Gardens after altercation with her brother.

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Busch Gardens on Tuesday announced the death of Bala, a 13-year old Bengal tiger who “incurred a major injury from an atypical interaction with her brother,” according to the park.

“Her wounds were too great and she was humanely euthanized,” a park statement said. “A full necropsy is underway and the team will know more about her passing once test results have been received.”

Commentary

US Busch Gardens zoo failed to create a safe environment for a tiger, that got into a zoo-typical fight with another tiger, this time her brother.

The result: severe wounds.

The zoo decided to euthanize her, in a state where euthanisation of humans is forbidden.

#tiger #tigernews

Jawalakhel tiger

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Nepal – Nepali Times

It’s a zoo out there.

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There used to be a time when the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel was a menagerie for caged animals that looked miserable. But with help from conservation groups in Nepal and abroad, the zoo has now become a centre for conservation education in Kathmandu and a shelter for rescued wildlife.

Every year, more than 1 million people visit the lush 6-hectare park in the middle of Jawalakhel’s built-up neighbourhood to observe its 942 mammals, birds and fish and 127 species of reptiles. Most of them are students.

Commentary

A Nepalese zoo, that houses rescued animals, is looking for expansion due to the lack of space for the animals.

But due to turf battles between different agencies of government they are still waiting.

#tiger #tigernews

Tigers Rolling Hills zoo

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USA – KSAL.com

Tiger Cubs Venturing Outside.

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The Rolling Hills Zoo tiger cubs are venturing out into the big world of their outdoor habitat.

According to the zoo, the three cubs will be going out today and in the days ahead to explore their outdoor habitat. Since this is new territory for both mom and cubs, they will continue to be on “tiger time” and their explorations outdoors will be for limited amounts of time that can’t be predicted and will be determined by the weather, their mother and her comfort level of having them outside, and how the cubs are doing on any particular day.

Commentary

The Rolling Hills zoo has produced 3 more tigers to exploit. One step in the cub-exploitation process is to show them to the public.

Zoos are dealing with decreasing numbers of visitors and tigers are magnets for visitors. Tiger cubs are even better magnets. This is why many zoos want to have tiger cubs and why they are being exploited to the fullest.

The well-being of the cubs is often neglected.

#tiger #tigernews

Dead white tiger

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India – Odisha Times

White tiger ‘Subhranshu’ Dies At Odisha’s Nandankanan zoo

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Ailing white tiger ‘Subhranshu’ died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha capital, today.

The animal was suffering from blood protozoan disease and undergoing treatment under the supervision of zoo veterinarians. However, it breathed its last around 10.15 am this morning. Autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of death, zoo sources said.

The tiger had stopped food intake inside the feeding chamber since October 12. Subhranshu was born to Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) Maneesh and white tigress Sneha on July 28, 2014. With the death of the tiger, the zoo now houses 12 male and 13 female tigers.

Commentary

While earlier reports told us there were worries about Subhranshu, a white tiger in the Nandankan Zoological Park in Oshisha (India), we learned now that the tiger died.

It stopped eating since October 12 and was suffering from a blood disease.

#tiger #tigernews

White tiger Subhranshu

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India – Orissa Post

White tiger Subhranshu falls sick at Nandankanan Zoological Park.

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White tiger Subhranshu has fallen sick at the Nandankanan zoo once again. It has stopped its food intake and is under treatment in its feeding chamber, a source in the zoo said.

The rare animal continued to lay at one place Saturday leaving the zoo authorities in a fix.

It may be mentioned here that Subhranshu has not been keeping well since last couple of days. It was first found to be unwell September 22 and subsequently suffered from diarrhea.

Commentary

The breeding of white tigers always leads to health problems of the produced tigers.

The reason why zoos breed white tigers is because of money reasons. There is no conservation at stake and it has nothing to do with education while the animals involved are having a painful life.

#tiger #tigernews

Topeka tiger zoo cub

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USA – WIBW

Topeka tiger cubs turns one year old.

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The Topeka’s Sumatran tiger cubs turn one year old this weekend. The extremely rare cubs birthday is a very special occasion for the zoo.

Activities began this morning at the zoo and ended with a behind the scenes tour of the tiger building.

The community had the chance to step up close and see how they live outside the zoo.

Commentary

Zoos use a protocol to get the most publicity (=visitors) out of tiger cubs.

It starts with the pregnancy of the mother, than the labour, followed by the birth. After the birth the medical check-up is news, just like the moment they can decide the sexe. After 3 months it’s a new moment to tell the crowd they are doing fine and then after one year is the last moment to use the cubs as a magnet for visitors.

All these moments are used for press releases, invites for (local) journalists and special activities.

After one year the cubs are almost grown and not (extra) interesting anymore.

#tiger #tigernews

Airbnb

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USA – Peta

Big News! Airbnb Experiences Ban SeaWorld, Elephant Rides, Tiger Cub Petting, More.

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After working with PETA, international hospitality company Airbnb announced the launch of new policy guidelines governing its Animal Experiences, which ban direct-contact activities that abuse and exploit wild animals!

Airbnb Experiences are bookable tours and activities, designed and led by local experts. While Airbnb has excluded elephant rides from its tourism experiences for some time now, the new policy prohibits other encounters that cause animals harm, such as swimming with dolphins and photo ops with tiger cubs.

Commentary

Peta has worked together with Airbnb to make new guidelines.

These guidelines mean that Airbnb will ban direct-contact activities that abuse and exploit wild animals!

Another big step!

#tiger #tigernews

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

Ming the tiger

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USA – MSN News

Ming, Tiger Famously Found In NYC Apartment In 2003, Dies At Animal Sanctuary.

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The tiger who earned his stripes in New York City folklore has died.

Ming the tiger gained fame when he was discovered living inside Harlem’s Drew Hamilton Houses in 2003.

Ming had injured his owner, tipping authorities off to his unusual living arrangements.

The giant cat was removed from his Big Apple apartment and spent the last 15 years at an animal sanctuary in Ohio.

 

Commentary

15 years ago Ming, a grown up tiger, was held as a pet in a tiny apartment in Harlem, New York.

New York is now one of the states in the USA that prohibits tigers as pets.

15 years ago Ming injured his owner and was brought to a sanctuary in Ohio, where he died of natural causes.

This already happened in February but news about it was just released.

#tiger #tigernews

Toma Amur tiger

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USA – New York Business Journal

Toma, The Tiger, Dies At Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

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Toma, a male Amur tiger at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, has died at age 18, the zoo announced Tuesday in a Facebook post.

Toma was the oldest living male Amur tiger in human care and had previously survived cancer treatment, the Syracuse zoo said.

Commentary

Toma was the oldest Amur tiger in captivity in the world and was euthanized on orders of the management of the zoo in New York (USA), a state where euthanising humans is not allowed.

Zoos see tigers as moneymakers. They attract more people than any other animal. Most of the times the management of zoos makes their audience believe that tigers are in zoos because of a ‘survival” plan, which is highly questionable as there are better ways for tigers to create this.

Ted Fox, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo director, said the zoo will acquire another pair of Amur tigers and continue to participate in the species survival plan in the future.

What he really means is that they need another tiger to attract people to the zoo again.

#tiger #tigernews

Detroit zoo tiger

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USA – C&G Newspapers

Expanded Tiger Habitat Opens At Detroit Zoo.

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On Sept. 13, the Detroit Zoo hosted “opening day” for its Amur tigers and publicly unveiled the new Devereaux Tiger Forest habitat, which houses 2-year-old brothers Nikolai and Aleksei, and 16-year-old female Kisa.

The brothers were born at the Columbus Zoo; Kisa was born at the Detroit Zoo.

The new $3.5 million, 1-acre habitat, which is four times larger than and incorporates the old habitat, is located in the zoo’s Asian Forest and reflects the tigers’ native landscape of eastern Russia, with elevated vantage points, open spaces, wooded areas, pools, a waterfall and a cave.

Commentary

Despite the beautiful words and the references to conservation of tigers in the world this Detroit zoo has invested US$ 3.5 million into a cage for tigers. A luxury one.

But nothing into the conservation of tigers in the wild. That’s the priority of this Detroit zoo.

#tiger #tigernews

Subhranshu tiger
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India – Hindustan Times
Photo credits: Orissa Post

8 Animals Die In Two Zoos Because Of Virus Infection.

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Two separate viruses have killed eight animals—four each of big cats and elephants—in two zoos in Rajasthan and Odisha in the past one week.

A white tigress, fondly known as Sita, died at Rajasthan’s Nahargarh Biological Park on Thursday morning due to Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), third death because of CDV in the last one week.

In Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, a tigress suspected to have died because of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus, which has claimed lives of three elephants in the last one month.

Commentary

More and more tigers die in Indian zoos. Now two tigers have died in different zoos because of multiple viruses, next to six other animals.

A senior Rajasthan forest official on condition of anonymity said, “It is a serious concern, as earlier, this virus was seen affecting lions. But, now tigers have also got infected.”

This sloppiness is unforgiveable, as anyone knows you have to contain viruses.

It raises another question: are people safe from these viruses when they visit zoos?

#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?

 

#tiger #tigernews

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

Dead tiger Rama

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India – The Indian Express

Zoo Tiger Death: Post-Mortem Rules Out External Injuries.

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The Post-mortem report of Rama, the eight-and-a-half year old Royal Bengal tiger who died in Delhi’s National Zoological Park Friday, shows there were no external injuries, a zoo official said Saturday.

This discredits allegations raised by activists that the tiger was attacked by keepers, said R A Khan, zoo curator. An examination report by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Uttar Pradesh, is awaited, he added.

“The post-mortem report does not mention that there are any external injuries. There were allegations that the tiger was hit on the head. Nothing like that has been found,” he said.

Commentary

The post-mortem on the recently passed away tiger Rama in one of the worst zoos in the world (Delhi Zoo in India) shows that the tiger died because organs failed.

External injuries were ruled out by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) that conducted the post-mortem.

It is amazing though that this post-mortem was done within 24 hours after the death of Rama – it just never happens so fast. As if the zoo wants to re-direct the negative publicity on the zoo to somewhere else.

After so many dead animals (245 in 14 months) a thorough survey needs to be done on all things happening and what happened in this zoo, the management of the zoo included.

Such a decision can also be made within 24 hours by the Indian zoo association (CZA).

#tiger #tigernews

Delhi zoo tiger

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India – India TV News

Bengal Tiger Dies At Delhi Zoo.

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An eight-year-old Bengal tiger died in the Delhi zoo on Friday due to “multiple organ failure”, officials said. Rama died around 1 pm on Friday.

The zoo has seen deaths of 245 animals from April 2018 to June 2019. It has also lost the entire population of around 10 animal species, including chinkara, water monitor lizard, soft-shelled turtle and ostrich, in recent times.

Recently the zoo’s last cape buffalo died allegedly after eating plastic.

Commentary

One of the worst zoos in the world is in Delhi (India). In 14 months already 245 animals died in this Delhi zoo. Now one of their main attractions, a royal Bengal tiger named Rama, suddenly died.

One week before the tiger attacked a zookeeper, injuring the hand of the careless employee. It might be a coincidence that the tiger died one week after the incident, but the odds are against it.

This calls for a thorough investigation on the zoo as a whole (management too). But the question is: will the Indian zoo association (CZA) have the guts to do this?

#tiger #tigernews

Bengal Safari tiger park

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India – Millennium Post

Royal Bengal Tigers To Be Released In Open At Bengal Safari Park.

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People visiting the Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri during the Durga Puja will get the opportunity to behold something special as two Royal Bengal tigers will be released in the open on October 1.

State Forest minister Bratya Basu will be in North Bengal to officially release Rika and Kika. It was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had named these tiger cubs in September last year. Shila, the female Royal Bengal tiger at the park, had given birth to three cubs in May last year.

One of the three named Ika had died a few months back. The cubs since its birth were kept in a separate enclosure away from public view. The cubs are now nearly one-and-half-months-old and the park authorities feel that the time is ripe to release them in the open so that people moving in vehicles can enjoy a tiger safari.

Commentary

India is the country with the most tiger reserves, the most tiger habitats, the most tigers and the most advanced conservation programs.

Still it keeps tigers in zoos and sanctuaries and it allows and supports breeding in captivity.

It even gives a lot of honor considering the involvement of state ministers, chief ministers, tourism ministers and development ministers.

Are captive tigers more important than wild tigers? Or is something else the matter?

#tiger #tigernews

Roosevelt zoo tiger

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USA – kfyrtv.com

Roosevelt Park Zoo Receives AZA Accreditation.

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As we reported Tuesday, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums granted the accreditation of Roosevelt Park Zoo by the AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

Accredited since 1989, the Roosevelt Park Zoo says the AZA is the gold-medal standard and having the accreditation makes them a reputable zoo.

“People can know by coming and supporting the Roosevelt Park Zoo that they are supporting a quality zoo that does put animal welfare as a high priority and all of our aspects of operations,” said Becky Dewitz, the Roosevelt Park Zoo director.

Commentary

Zoos have reputation problems. Not because of their service but because they keep most animals locked without any purpose besides making money to survive or profit.

There are 2400 zoos in the USA. Around 15 percent has an accreditation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

This AZA exists because of exploitation of animals and because zoos pay a high fee for getting an accreditation, so the AZA can “brand” their members so visitors have more confidence in the zoo.

In the end It is nothing more than a self-sustaining method for zoos to survive.

#tiger #tigernews

Tiger Devereaux

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USA – WILX News

New Exhibit Featuring Amur Tigers Opens At Detroit Zoo.

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The Detroit Zoological Society says the Devereaux Tiger Forest is home to 2-year-old males, Nikolai and Aleksei, and 16-year-old female, Kisa.

The $3.5 million habitat at the zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak mirrors the tigers’ native landscape of far eastern Russia and includes wooded areas, pools and a waterfall.

The Richard C. Devereaux Foundation gave a $1 million gift for the exhibit’s renovations and expansion.

Commentary

The Detroit zoo opened a new tiger home for 3 tigers. The cost: US$ 3,5 million.

The Deveraux family invested one million dollar.

Just think about how much tigers in the wild could have been saved with this amount of money.

#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

Tiger cubs

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Malaysia – Malay Mail

DBKL, Malaysian Zoological Society Collaborate To Conserve Malayan Tigers.

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Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Zoological Society (MZS) at National Zoo in a bid to save the Malayan tiger.

DBKL was represented by Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan while MZS, by its president Datuk Seri Zaharin Md Arif.

The MoU on Endangered Species Conservation Programme, “Selamatkan Si Belang”, effective today until 2022, covers the disbursement of contributions for food, care, treatment and management of the three Malayan tiger cubs, Melur, Wira and Hebat, born on May 1.

Commentary

Malaysia makes a big mistake by funding a money-losing zoo and calling this awareness.

Raising awareness on the problems Malayan tigers have is focussing on the problems they have. The major problems of Malayan tigers are palm oil and human encroachment and not being protected effectively by the government so poachers have all kinds of opportunites.

Awareness campaigns on the effects of palm oil and changing the behavior of the Malayan people would help. Raising awarenes by focussing on the massive human encroachment so the government can finally underrtkae action helps. Raising awareness on poachers so villagers can help detect them helps.

Investing money in a zoo, even one single ringgit, is not about raising awareness. It is a waste of money.

#tiger #tigernews

Delhi zoo tiger

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India – Indian Express

Delhi: Zookeeper Attacked While Trying To Give Water To Royal Bengal Tiger

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A 50-year-old zookeeper at the National Zoological Park was attacked by an eight-year-old Royal Bengal tiger early Tuesday morning, said zoo officials.

The incident took place around 4 am when zookeeper Fateh Singh and a contractual labourer went to give water to Rama, the tiger.

“The tiger has been unwell since July and the zookeepers routinely visit it to keep an eye on the animal and give it water or food. At 4 am, when Singh went to check on it, Rama suddenly snapped and hit him on his right hand with its front paw from inside the cage,” said a source at the zoo.

Commentary

Another incident at the Delhi zoo – now a tiger attacks a zoo keeper who almost lost two fingers.

The excuse is that he brought water.

But how is it possible there is a direct contact with a lethal animal?

The big question is when this zoo is being closed down, because of the many incidents and breaches of protocols.

#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….

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Tiger brothers

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USA – WXYZ News

Tiger Brothers Debut At New Tiger Forest At Detroit Zoo.

Content

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?

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