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RE: Tiger Predation - Roflcopters - 11-25-2014

Amazing, Wagdoh has never let his fans down.. TFS

RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 11-25-2014

Holy sh!t
Look at the size of waghdoh next to that gaur.
He is almost as big as that gaur and compare the head of waghdoh to that of the gaur (looks very similar in size).


RE: Tiger Predation - brotherbear - 11-25-2014

If we knew the actual weight of the gaur, then the picture would have much more meaning.

RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 11-25-2014

Here is a larger image of the picture

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Average Gaur size
"The gaur has a head-and-body length of 250 to 330 cm (8 ft 2 in to 10 ft 10 in) with a 70 to 105 cm (28 to 41 in) long tail, and is 165 to 220 cm (5 ft 5 in to 7 ft 3 in) high at the shoulder. The average weight of adult gaur is 650 to 1,000 kg (1,430 to 2,200 lb), with an occasional large bull weighing up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb).[5] Males are about one-fourth larger and heavier than females.["
Females will generally be 500lbs smaller than males, More or less obviously. So probably safe assume a female is 1000-1700lbs, If full grown.

RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 11-27-2014

T19 tigress carrying a small boar

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Tiger carrying a Chital fawn kill

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 11-28-2014

(11-24-2014, 10:49 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: Rhino calf seriously injured by tiger in Kaziranga

A rhino calf, seriously injured by a tiger, was recovered in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.  

The male rhino calf, about three months old, was found with several tiger attack injury marks in the backyard of a house adjacent to a paddy field at Japori Gaon, a fringe village near Agratoli range of the Park, a senior Park official said.

The Park authorities alerted the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) team of IFAW-WTI and a team led by veterinarian Dr Panjit Basumatary reached the spot and sighted the animal limping and unable to move properly.

The team restrained the calf physically, provided first aid treatment and then brought it to CWRC for further investigations and intensive care.

''The calf has several injuries, out of which a few are deep maggoted wounds on top of the head. As the calf is still limping we need to go for an X-Ray, before we decide on the specific line of treatment'', Basumatary saidThe calf being monitored by CWRC caretakers initially showed signs of aggression.

CWRC has so far attended to 32 cases of displaced rhino calves and recently three orphaned rhino calves hand- raised at the centre were radio collared and released at Manas National Park.




Rhino calf attacked by tiger being treated

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-01-2014

Tigress named Gauri from Tadoba with a boar kill

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-03-2014

CNP lacks resources to treat injured wild animals

Ensuring proper care and recovery of the injured wild animals transferred to Chitwan National Park and other conservation areas in the country has become a matter of serious concern. 

Forget the degrading health conditions of the maimed animals, a couple of them have died in the past all due to lack of medical expertise and proper treatment. 

Lately, CNP has turned into an asylum for most of the injured and ill wild animals, but some of them have died and few others have not been able to recuperate properly.

Very recently an axis deer, which was brought to the CNP after it was spotted injured at Tikauli forest, succumbed to injuries. Unable to receive proper medical care and shelter, the seriously injured deer had died few weeks after being transferred to the park.

A rhino calf injured in a tiger attack receiving treatment at Sauraha inside the Chitwan National Park, Sunday.

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Two years ago, two maimed baby rhinos brought to the CNP had met a similar fate. 

Both had sustained multiple injuries in a tiger attack. Currently, Sauraha Nature Conservation Fund is harboring an injured tiger but its condition is not encouraging. A rhino and two other injured tigers are being treated at CNP. 

It was revealed that doctors and veterinarians posted at various conservation areas have been offering general medical treatment. Their largely apathetic approach to the critically wounded animals has drawn flak even from the locals residing in and around the buffer zones. 

“How can we perform our duties as expected when we don’t have the much needed medical equipment and expertise? We don’t even have an X-ray machine to check the bone fractures,” says Dr Kamal Gaur, a senior veterinarian with the CNP. “It is sad but 70 percent of such abandoned and injured animals have died in the lack of timely treatment and proper care.”

According to park records, baby rhinos, elephants, tigers and deer are the most vulnerable when it comes to attacks by poachers and other wild beasts.
“Most of the baby animals brought here have been abandoned by their parents or attacked by bigger predators,” Gaur informs.

The years old plan of constructing a separate animal hospital in Chitwan remains limited to paper.

Actual works never took off even though the Denver Zoo of Colorado, USA, donated Rs 1.2 million for the hospital. “The budget is not enough to carry out the construction work. We will need more assistance,” says Gaur. 

“Having no space for their treatment, I have been using any open shade and sometimes even my own room when they need my immediate medical attention,” adds Gaur.


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-05-2014

Roar sends villagers shivering as tiger makes day-time kill

Loud roar left Sunni Sarai residents shuddering on Monday afternoon. After sometime, they gathered strength to come out of their houses and moved in a group in the direction of the roar. Their search ended at village pond where tiger had killed a blue bull a few minutes earlier. The carcass was still lying there as a proof of elusive tiger's presence in the area.

Petrified villagers immediately informed the forest department and a combing operation was launched with the help of two tuskers in jungles of Munj and Narkul close to Sunni Sarai.

This is tiger's first kill in day hours, ever since it strayed into the region on November 11. The day-time hunting has shocked forest department teams as the feline had killed either in the night or during wee hours. The fear in eyes of villagers was palpable. "We were heading towards a village pond to pluck singhara (water chestnut)... when the roar of a tiger sent shivers down our spine," said Sonu Gautam.

As the big cat roared, the group heading towards the pond ran back to their village and alerted others. After remaining behind closed doors for sometime, they locked their children in their housed and tied cattle in shed before heading towards the pond with lathis in hand.

"The danger is still lurking. The tiger, which was hunting its prey under the cover of darkness has almost challenged us. It will surely return to reclaim its kill," said Nandu Kewat of Katri.

Forest department teams have informed field-level staff about tiger's movement and asked asked villagers to stay at safer places. "We have spotted the area and would fence a stretch of 1.5 kms with nylon net soon," said Dr Utkarsh Shukla, Lucknow zoo's deputy director.

"Our duty is to protect the tiger as well as villagers," said a forest department official, adding that a group of experts along with tuskers had combed the dense shrubs for the entire day but the tiger again managed to disappear into the forest.

Another team of foresters reached Sunni Sarai village to study injuries on the carcass. "The villagers have been asked to remain alert for the next few days and patrolling has been being intensified," said Shukla further.

A big cat had crossed over to Katri from the forests of Fatuwa Ka Nala in Gadhi Silauli on Thursday, the first incident of tiger killing it's prey was reported on the same night in Paharipur village of Katri area. It killed one of Santoshi's calf and dragged it to the other side of the jungle.



RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-07-2014

Here is a series of pics of the male rhino calf attacked and injured by tiger at Kaziranga

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-08-2014

T62 subadult tigress feeding on a cattle kill

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-10-2014


To date the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in India has attended to 32 cases of displaced rhino calves. Recently, 3 orphaned rhino calves hand-raised at the centre were radio-collared and released at Manas National Park.

RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 12-10-2014

Where is the mother?

RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-11-2014

(12-10-2014, 10:50 PM)'Pckts' Wrote: Where is the mother?


IMO there could be 3 possibilities

1) Tiger could have attacked both the mother and calf, killed the mother and the calf escaped with injuries.
2) Tiger could have tried to attack the calf bypassing the mother's defenses, in this commotion both the mother and the calf may have been seperated.
3) Poachers could have killed the mother and the orphaned calf fortunately escaped from a tiger attack.

I guess the third possibility is the least to occur because a young calf like this would have been an easy meal for the tiger.

RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 12-13-2014

Credits to Wanderfalke.
Tiger with gaur kill at Satpura National Park

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