Veeru tiger

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India – ANI

Veeru, a 3-year-old tiger died in the Sewai Madhopur area of Rajasthan.

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Veeru ‘ a three-year-old tiger , who died of critical injuries sustained in a territorial fight last week with another tiger, was given its last rites by the staff of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve at the Aama Ghat here on Friday.

The tiger T-109 or Veeru was discovered in a severely injured and dehydrated state on September 30, after it scuffled with another tiger in the forest allegedly over forest territory.

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Veeru was a 3 year old tiger in Ranthambore. He died after a territorial fight with another tiger.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve will face many more of these territorial fights, as well as increasing human tiger conflicts.

The reason for this is that conservation of tigers has become too succesful with many offspring. Now more than 70 tigers live in an area where only 50 could live.

Many people and businesses were (and still are) coming to the area because of the success. Because of this (new born) tigers can’t move away to get into new habitats.

The government of Indian state Rajasthan knows this but refuses to take effevtive action.

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Tiger Nepal

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Nigeria – PM News

Tiger kills 48-year-old woman in Nepal.

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A wildlife official, on Thursday, said a wild tiger has killed a 48-year-old woman, who was collecting fodder for her cattle near a national park in south-western Nepal.

 

Apa Baral, Chief Conservation Officer of Bardia National Park, said the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead later. He said that the woman suffered injuries on her head, hands, and face.

In August, wild tigers killed two people near the national park.

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A tiger killed a woman near Bardia National Park.

The cause for this is the lack of space for tigers.

Due to conservation success tigers need to look outside the protected area to live.
This causes more chance on human-tiger conflicts as humans tend to live more and more near the protected areas.

 

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Tiger skin

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India – Mongabay India

Tigers Are Vanishing Outside Protected Areas In The Northeast.

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The annual marathon used to be a big event in Bokolia, a small town in eastern Assam’s picturesque hill district of Karbi Anglong. The participants would run from Bokolia to Manja, a neighbouring town, and return to Bokolia, covering a distance of about 80 kilometres.

For several years the undisputed champion of the annual event was Mangal Singh Terang, a brawny youngster from Sar-at Terang Gaon in Bokolia. He won the championship seven times consecutively. However, the 1991 marathon was the last one Terang participated in.

One chilly winter morning that year, equipped with the traditional Karbi bow and arrow, Terang, along with 30 fellow villagers, participated in the community hunting in the nearby Kaki Reserve Forest, looking to bring home wild boars and deer.

But that was not to be. Something unexpected was waiting for him.

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Although numbers of tigers rise in India the root problems grow bigger.

One alarming fact is that India loses more and more tigers outside the protected areas. The reasons are known: mining, poaching, lack of prey, no corridors etc.

This article gives a splendid overview of all of this in the Northeast of India.

Sanjiv, Sumatran tiger Topeka Zoo

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