Tourists Make Tigers Stressed.

Stressed tiger

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India – Mongabay

Tigers highly stressed during the tourist season in central Indian reserves.

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Ever wondered how tigers feel in response to hordes of vehicles ferrying tourists eager for the thrill of a perfect close-up encounter?

Now, a study examining stress hormones in tiger scat collected from two popular central Indian tiger reserves has revealed that these iconic carnivores suffer from high levels of physiological stress due to wildlife tourism and a large number of vehicles entering the parks.

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Survey shows: tigers get stressed from tourists.

The result of this stress is that the chances on reproduction decreases,

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