An amazing event for the animal kingdom. A South American zoo's white tiger gives birth to six cubs!
This is just another reason why not to have people with big hairdos sitting in the front row in a crowded theatre....
Steve Wynn, owner of The Mirage, explains the details that led up to Roy's near death experience with a tiger.
Seems tigers are in the news a lot, lately...
Does anyone know if the "...wildlife refuge in Ohio..." is Tiger Haven?
(I know Tiger Haven is in TN, but the news could have gotten the state wrong...(sometimes I think NY ppl lump everything w of Appalachians and E of Mississippi river together...))
Roy, of the duo Sigfried and Roy, was mauled by one of their tigers during a show Friday.
For the first time in history, an antelope is likely to be victim to a tiger.
Two rare, endangered tiger cubs from China will be trained to hunt 7,000 miles away in South Africa, as part of a program to preserve the species. The full story via CNN is here.
A pair of white Bengal tigers were born recently at the Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia.
Whilst the story itself is technically three years old, there's a nice little article on skynews entitled 'The Sty of the Tiger' about some 'different' methods for rearing baby tigers.
After four years of legal battles, New Jersey's "Tiger Lady" has lost her ownership rights to the twenty-four Bengal tigers she has been keeping.
The state has been attempting to remove the big cats from Joan Byron-Marasek's custody since 1999, when the police shot a roaming tiger alleged to belong to her. It has since been decided by authorities that her facilities are sub-standard, and that she has failed to obtain the proper permits in due time.
The court ruled that the state holds jurisdiction over the animals, which will be moved to a tiger sanctuary in Texas this summer.
John Weinhart, owner of the nonprofit organization Tiger Rescue, was arrested Tuesday along with three others on charges of improper care and cruelty to animals.
Officials who raided the big cat "retirement home" were horrified to find some 30 dead tigers around the property, as well as young cubs living in the home's attic.
An article on Yahoo! News speaks of looting at the Baghdad Zoo and the plight of the lions and tigers there.
There have been two fatalities reported from tiger attacks within the past week:
William Olson, owner of a licensed sanctuary for exotic cats, was found dead in an outdoor enclosure on March 31st after police responded to a call reporting that he had been attacked. Two tigers were shot by the authorities in order to reach Olson.
More recently, at Safari Joe's Rock Creek Exotic Animal Park, animal handler Linda Bracket was pulled into a cage by tigers while watering them. She died of her injuries.
School officials in Minnesota were a bit taken aback by a fifth-grader's explanation of his inability to keep awake in class, and of the scratch marks covering his body. Apparantly, the tiger in his bedroom was keeping him up at night.
The 3 or 4 month old tiger - named Anna by the boy - has since been secured by a Humane Society.
A baited camera trap caught the first image of a wild Siberian tiger in north-eastern China, raising hopes that the species might return to its old haunts. The tiger was all but extinct in China from poatching, but much of its old habitat remains intact. Scientists hope migrating tiger populations from Russia and captive bred introduced animals can rebuild the population if hunting bans can be maintained.
PETA activist Holly Fraser protested the treatment of circus animals by painting herself up as a tiger and sitting outside in a cage. It seems being half-naked seemed to help increase public awareness.
Wildlife authorities in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah are searching for a man who is reported to have gone missing with his family and his pet tiger.
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The missing businessman was photographed on Saturday driving around his home town with a full-grown tiger in the back of his jeep.
The man, Haji Zaitun Arshad, told reporters that the animal had been brought in from Thailand where it had been caught in a trap.
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However, a neighbour later said that Haji Zaitun had disappeared with his family and the tiger, after learning that the authorities wanted to speak to him.
If convicted of keeping a tiger without a licence, he faces a $4,000 fine, or up to five years in prison.
The full story can be found at the BBC.