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RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 06-10-2020

I would like some insight into this post and newspaper .

Vijaykumar Ayyagari

According to Eenadu newspaper Cheetahs are still existing in India. From what little knowledge I have, cheetahs became extinct in India a long time ago. Many people don't know the difference between a cheetah and a leopard/panther. In telugu language cheetah rhymes with chirutha puli. So they confuse leopard with a cheetah


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RE: Bigcats News - Ashutosh - 06-10-2020

@Lycaon, don’t believe these newspapers. I do think most of the article is about reintroduction of cheetahs, and that’s why you have the figures quoted of number of cheetahs in the wild.

As for the name, Cheetah actually comes from a Sanskrit word, same root for Chital or spotted deer. The spots kind of give them their names.


RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 06-10-2020

(06-10-2020, 01:50 AM)Lycaon Wrote: I would like some insight into this post and newspaper .

Vijaykumar Ayyagari

According to Eenadu newspaper Cheetahs are still existing in India. From what little knowledge I have, cheetahs became extinct in India a long time ago. Many people don't know the difference between a cheetah and a leopard/panther. In telugu language cheetah rhymes with chirutha puli. So they confuse leopard with a cheetah


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Leopards are often called cheetah in India, now that the real ones are gone... Due to that many confuse the to while Google in pictures from internet.

It's about leopards 100%.


RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 06-10-2020

Due to Corona crisis & with no end in sight, the delayed Asiatic lions estimation 2020 has been conducted in a quick short exercise. Detailed post in Asiatic lions: data picture & video thread.






RE: Bigcats News - Ashutosh - 06-12-2020

Traditional Chinese medicine is now also implicated in jaguar poaching and using jaguar parts. Apparently, if not tiger, any other big cat will do.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/06/jaguar-trafficking-chinese-investment/

One of the more innovative ways jaguar bones are smuggled is in form of powder where the smuggler claims it to be baby formula or powdered milk.


RE: Bigcats News - Dark Jaguar - 06-13-2020

Onças do Iguaçú.

Great news.

New Atlantic Forest female showed up in Parque do Iguaçú. south Brazil.


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New Atlantic Forest female in the area, after seen her Onças do Iguaçú contacted Proyecto Yaguaretê to see if they've seen this unknown female before and they haven't.


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She's been roaming around Tarobá male's ( 81kg ) territory when she was seen.


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shes gonna be called Boyrá.


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RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 06-13-2020

@Lycaon I know telugu language. That article is about "chirutha" - leopard.


RE: Bigcats News - Lycaon - 06-13-2020

@Sanju 

Thanks  Like


RE: Bigcats News - Dark Jaguar - 06-22-2020

Jaguar escapes from its zoo enclosure and kills around 8 animals.


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https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/jaguar-escapes-enclosure-kills-8-animals-at-new-orleans-zoo/523-edf5b384-a833-42b7-b0dd-ed23a48ea8de


NEW ORLEANS, La. – A New Orleans zoo was closed over the weekend after a jaguar escaped its habitat and killed eight other animals.

Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m.

Valerio attacked and killed five alpacas, two foxes and one emu. Another fox was also attacked, but survived.

Kyle Burks, vice president and managing director for the zoo, said at a news conference that Valerio was sedated by a team of veterinarians and the animal was returned and secured in his area. No humans were injured.

The zoo was closed Saturday.

“We care for these animals every day,” Burks said. “We closed the zoo today to help our team mourn.”

No explanation has been given for the jaguar’s escape, but the zoo said an “after-action review” is taking place, as well as an investigation into how the jaguar escaped. An initial inspection revealed “the roof of the habitat was compromised.”

“We take this situation very seriously and we’re working to investigate everything that happened so we could prevent anything like this from happening again ” Burks said.




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note: There are other sources that claims he killed 6 animals, other says he killed 7, others 8 so I am not sure which number is accurate.


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 06-24-2020

Maharashtra reserves forest for elephants who came from Karnataka, in the area of Tillari in Sindhudurg Districthttps://www.ndtv.com/india-news/maharashtra-reserves-forest-for-elephants-who-came-from-karnataka-2251137https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/maharashtra-tillari-area-in-sindhudurg-declared-conservation-reserve-6473276/https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/maharashtra-tillari-area-in-sindhudurg-declared-conservation-reserve-6473276/

A government notification said 2,953.38 hectares of forest land in Sindhudurg would be a "reserved forest" for "conservation of tiger, elephantand leopard". The 38-km-long Dodamarg wildlife corridor that connects Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra to Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka frequently witnesses elephant and tiger movement.

All India | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Nonika Marwaha (with inputs from PTI) | Updated: June 23, 2020 11:52 pm IST | Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | Published: June 24, 2020 4:13:40 am

Tilari is a forest located in the hilly ranges of Konkan-Western Ghats corridor:

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday declared almost 3,000 hectares of Tillari forest land as a conservation reserve for elephants who had wandered into Sindhudurg district from neighbouring Karnataka almost two decades ago. Tilari is a forest located in the hilly ranges of Konkan-Western Ghats corridor. It is located 492 km from Pune in Belgaun district of Karnataka, bordering the forests of Goa and Maharashtra.

A government notification said 2,953.38 hectares or 29.53 square-km area of Dodamarg forest range in Sindhudurg district would be a "reserved forest" for "conservation of tiger, elephant and leopard", or ‘Tillari Conservation Reserve’. The decision was taken in view of the area's ecological, fauna and floral significance, it stated. The area covering nine villages in the forest range is known to serve as a corridor and even as a habitat for the population of tigers and elephants moving between the three states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

According to an official statement, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that development in the state will not take place by ignoring wildlife and biodiversity. A committee will be set up for management of that area in Tillari, which will be the first conservation reserve in Sindhudurg district. Maharashtra's Tourism, Environment and Protocol Minister, Aaditya Thackeray tweeted thanking the chief minister for his "crucial push to this project".





Samadhan Chavan, Deputy Conservator of Forests of Sawantwadi in Sindhudurg, told PTI it was the first time that a forest has been reserved for elephants in the state. "This is a huge step as nowhere in Maharashtra a forest or any other area was reserved for elephants till now," Mr Chavan said. Maharashtra is home to 62 conservation reserves, of which 13 are in the Western Ghats. The reserve is also likely to generate employment for locals in the areas, the release stated.

The 38-km-long Dodamarg wildlife corridor that connects Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra to Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka frequently witnesses elephant and tiger movement.

Tillari will be the seventh corridor in the state to be declared as a ‘conservation reserve’. Conservation reserve denotes protected areas which typically act as buffer zones to or connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests. Such areas are designated as conservation areas if they are uninhabited and completely owned by the Government of India but used for subsistence by communities if part of the lands are privately owned.

Girish Punjabi, a wildlife biologist at Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) who is working in the Tillari region, said between 2014 and 2019, seven tigers have been identified in the region. “The land in Tillari which was under the forest department was a reserve forest which basically is less protected. Being declared as a conservation reserve is a step in the right direction and gives it some level of protection from development projects. Tillari area abuts the Mhadei (Goa) and Bhimgad (Karnataka) wildlife sanctuaries. The area is not only a corridor for tiger movement between these sanctuaries but also a habitat,” he said.


RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 06-27-2020

Tigers to be translocated from Uttarakhand's Corbett to Rajaji in bid to increase their population
A total of five tigers, two males and three females, will be shifted to the western part of Rajaji which has not reported breeding in almost a decade. 


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In a first, tigers will be translocated for the first time in Uttarakhand from Corbett Tiger Reserve to Rajaji Tiger Reserve in October this year to inrease thier in the western part of RTR.

Amit Verma, director of Rajaji Tiger Reserve, said, "The process for identification of which tigers will be translocated will start soon. Intensive camera trapping will be done in certain ranges of Corbett landscape to identify the tigers. A young male is required for this and not an adult which has already established its territory. Once identified, technical expertise by veterinarians will be used in tranquilizing the tigers and translocating them."
A total of five tigers, two males and three females, will be shifted to the western part of Rajaji which has not reported breeding in almost a decade.

The tigers will be brought from Corbett landscape which has around a population to 260, said forest officials. 
The officials added that around Rs 40 lakh has been released by the Central government for translocation related activities this year.
According to last census, RTR had 34 resident tigers, including 32 in its eastern part, which is spread across 150 sq km area and two in the western part, which covers 570 sq km.

In September last year, a team from National Tiger Conservation Authority visited the RTR to inspect the preparations for the tiger translocation process. The team had suggested that a soft release of a pair tigers can be done to the western side reserve.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jun/27/tigers-to-be-translocated-from-uttarakhands-corbett-to-rajaji-in-bid-to-increase-their-population-2161913.html


RE: Bigcats News - Dark Jaguar - 06-28-2020

Jaguar threatened by flooding is rescued in the Amazon.


Iberê Thenório from Globo Amazônia, São Paulo

June 3rd 2009

http://g1.globo.com/Amazonia/0,,MUL1180332-16052,00.html



The wooden cage was being invaded by the waters the animal was injured and malnourished.

It was close the female jaguar named Janaína didn't drown in the floods of the Solimões River in the Amazon. She lived in a small wooden cage in the middle of a flooded area, and was only rescued when the water was already wetting her feet.


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The jaguar was created by a river dweller inside the Mamirauá reserve. At the age of five and weighing only 35 kilos - for an animal of this age, the ideal would be to have between 50 and 60 kilos - she was fed with fish. "What's recommended is that a jaguar to eat about two kilos of red meat per day" explains Paulo Correa, the reserve's manager.

The story told by the residents of the community of Bate Papo where Janaína lived was that she had been abandoned by her mother. When she was about six months old, she was caged in a wooden crate and stayed there until last Sunday (31), when she was rescued.


 Aloof animal.

According to the Mamirauá Institute which helps the government take care of the reserve the only person who could get close to the jaguar was its owner who died in August 2008. Since the animal was aloof, the owner's father decided to give it to Ibama.

 For over four years Janaína lived in an improvised wooden box. (Photo: Nex Archive/Disclosure)

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After the rescue, Janaína was sent to the Army brigade in Tefé, where she is being treated. When she is well, she will make a long trip to the municipal zoo Parque do Sabiá in Uberlândia (MG) where she will gain a permanent home.



Mamirauá residents say the animal was abandoned by its mother. Experts warn that jaguars are not pets, and require special care to be raised in captivity. (Photo: Nex Archive/Dissemination)

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 The rescue was carried out by the Amazonas Environment Secretariat, with authorization from Ibama and support from the Mamirauá Institute and the Armed Forces. The institutes will receive help from the NGO NEX, which specializes in cat conservation.


RE: Bigcats News - Dark Jaguar - 07-07-2020

140kg Pantanal male jaguar who unfortunately got ran over by vehicle.

Large male jaguar got ran over in the highway BR-262 Miranda on the South Pantanal area in February this year 2020.

The reporter woman said by the impact with the vehicle the 140kg male jaguar suffered head fractures and internal bleeding.

The person who ran over the big cat was not identified.

The dead animal could be stuffed to be used for enviormental education.














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RE: Bigcats News - GreenForest - 07-12-2020





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4qoNFoQuFg


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 07-20-2020

(02-15-2020, 10:42 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(02-15-2020, 09:25 PM)Sully Wrote: LA Leaders Want To End Killing Of Mountain Lions For Taking Livestock

The death of mountain lion P-56 has grabbed the attention of city leaders in L.A., where two council members are calling for an end to permitted killings.

The male mountain lion was shot and killed legally using what's known as a depredation permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after a dozen sheep and lambs were killed in the Camarillo area. Such permits are issued to landowners who can prove the loss or damage of livestock was caused by mountain lions.
Councilmen Paul Koretz, whose 5th District covers parts of the westside and San Fernando Valley, and David Ryu, whose 4th District covers parts of Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills and Sherman Oaks, wrote a resolution calling for the state to stop issuing these permits and establish a fund to reimburse anyone who loses an animal in an attack.

"I am outraged at the unnecessary killing of mountain lion P56 in a time when we are working on all levels to protect our local wildlife and habitats. Thank you @davideryu & @BobBlumenfield for your support in stopping depredation permits and listing our local pumas as threatened"

Mountain lions are not threatened or endangered in California. However, Prop 117, a ballot measure passed in 1990, made them a "specially protected species," a status which, combined with other statutes, makes it illegal to hunt them, according to CDFW.

In Southern California, the spread of freeways and urban development have left them so dangerously isolated that their long-term survival is in question. P-56 was a collared lion that was part of an ongoing study in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area.

"I think there's just an insane disconnect between the fact that we are working to conserve our mountain lions, especially in the city of Los Angeles, where there's possibly one still surviving that's collared and there may be another one that's not collared — two males, and we just allowed one to be killed," Koretz said.
Speaking on KPCC's AirTalk, Koretz called the killing "absolutely unnecessary" and pointed to other steps that might be taken to prevent the loss of livestock, including the use of rubber bullets to deter mountain lions and using more sophisticated animal pens for protection.

But some residents in areas impacted by mountain lions say they have a right to defend life and property.

Wendell Phillips is one such resident. He lives in Malibu and had several alpacas and horses killed by P-45. He was issued a depredation permit but only managed to graze the animal with a bullet.

Phillips said victims of attacks shouldn't be blamed for not building a better pen or taking other precautions that don't end up working.

"I mean, it would be sort of like tantamount to telling a burglary victim, 'Your burglar alarm wasn't the best and therefore you're at fault for being burglarized,'" he said.
CDFW has said it will review P-56's death to make sure protocols were followed.

So the killing of P-56, which I mentioned in this thread, has led to calls for a review? Good.

Speaking of pumas in the U.S.A., including those at Griffith Park in the area of Los Angeles in California: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-the-puma-cat-of-one-colour-puma-concolor?pid=122201#pid122201