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RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 06-05-2014

Two more orphaned amur Tiger cubs rehabilated and released back into the wild yesterday (4-june-2014).

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RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-05-2014

Great News
TFS Sanjay
 


RE: Bigcats News - GuateGojira - 06-06-2014

Two Amur tigers leave for Jewish Autonomous Region
4 June 2014
 
On 4 June, two Amur tigers left for the wilderness of the Jewish Autonomous Region after completing a rehabilitation programme in the Primorye Territory. On 5 June, when the country celebrates Ecologist’s Day, the tigers will be released at the Zhuravliny (Crane) game reserve. This will be a gift for all nature conservation experts and volunteers, as well as for the tigers themselves.
 
Today was a hard day at the Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals in the village of Alexeyevka. Experts had to catch the tigers inside their enclosures, measure and weigh them and load them inside transport cages for subsequent delivery. It was possible to immobilise the male tiger named Ustin by 10 am, but the rather cautious female tiger, Svetlaya (Bright), hid successfully until noon. Both tigers are healthy, with the male and female weighing 140 kg and 105 kg, respectively. They are ready to be released into the wild. Once little tigers doomed to die, they have received a new lease of life, and they will be able to roam free and unhindered in their new home.
 
The Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals has already prepared several tigers for subsequent release. In May 2013, a tigress named Zolushka (Cinderella) was successfully released at the Bastak reserve in the Jewish Autonomous Region. That same year, the largest number of Amur tigers was released into the wild. This was made possible by a programme to research the Amur tiger in Russia's Far East, an independent project of the permanent expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences aiming to study endangered animals listed in the Russian Red Data Book. That expedition was established in 2008 at the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The releases were also made possible by the consolidated efforts of the Tiger special inspection, the Phoenix Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCS).
 
Source: http://programmes.putin.kremlin.ru/en/tiger/news/24831

These are good news, interesting that such a small cubs of barely two years old, already have relative large body masses. According with Heptner & Sludskii (1992) and Kerley et al. (2005), male Amur tigers surpass the 150 kg only at 3 years old, and this new data support this point of view.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 06-06-2014

Wow, 150kg at age 2. Nice to see some larger cubs coming back again.


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-07-2014

(06-06-2014, 08:56 PM)'GuateGojira' Wrote: Two Amur tigers leave for Jewish Autonomous Region
4 June 2014
 
On 4 June, two Amur tigers left for the wilderness of the Jewish Autonomous Region after completing a rehabilitation programme in the Primorye Territory. On 5 June, when the country celebrates Ecologist’s Day, the tigers will be released at the Zhuravliny (Crane) game reserve. This will be a gift for all nature conservation experts and volunteers, as well as for the tigers themselves.
 
Today was a hard day at the Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals in the village of Alexeyevka. Experts had to catch the tigers inside their enclosures, measure and weigh them and load them inside transport cages for subsequent delivery. It was possible to immobilise the male tiger named Ustin by 10 am, but the rather cautious female tiger, Svetlaya (Bright), hid successfully until noon. Both tigers are healthy, with the male and female weighing 140 kg and 105 kg, respectively. They are ready to be released into the wild. Once little tigers doomed to die, they have received a new lease of life, and they will be able to roam free and unhindered in their new home.
 
The Centre for the Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals has already prepared several tigers for subsequent release. In May 2013, a tigress named Zolushka (Cinderella) was successfully released at the Bastak reserve in the Jewish Autonomous Region. That same year, the largest number of Amur tigers was released into the wild. This was made possible by a programme to research the Amur tiger in Russia's Far East, an independent project of the permanent expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences aiming to study endangered animals listed in the Russian Red Data Book. That expedition was established in 2008 at the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The releases were also made possible by the consolidated efforts of the Tiger special inspection, the Phoenix Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCS).
 
Source: http://programmes.putin.kremlin.ru/en/tiger/news/24831

These are good news, interesting that such a small cubs of barely two years old, already have relative large body masses. According with Heptner & Sludskii (1992) and Kerley et al. (2005), male Amur tigers surpass the 150 kg only at 3 years old, and this new data support this point of view.
 

 



Nice info Guate.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-07-2014

Wildlife Institute of India scientists to get radio collar for strayed tiger


The wildlife wing of the forest department has initiated the process of shifting a tiger, which had strayed into Nandankanan, to Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR).

Official sources said a team of scientists from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will be in the city in a couple of days to take a final call on shifting the feline.

"The technical team will bring a radio collar, which will be fitted to the neck of the tiger before it is released ," said principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) S S Srivastav. The cost of the radio collar would be borne by the state government, he added.

In January, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) proposed the government to shift the tiger to STR in Mayurbhanj district instead of Satkosia, as was the initial plan. It also sought technical assistance of WII scientists to relocate the big cat.

On April 30, the tiger strayed into Nandankanan purportedly to mate with the lone wild-born tigress Sara. On May 20, it fled the zoo by scaling the fence of an open enclosure, but walked back after three weeks.

Wildlife experts had criticized the government for delaying release of the tiger and not allowing it to mate with the tigress. "There was a conspiracy to keep the tiger in zoo. But the wildlife wing took the advice of NTCA seriously. STR will be the right place for the tiger," said wildlife campaigner Biswajit Mohanty.

The Satkosia Tiger Reserve authorities had expressed unwillingness to play host to the tiger and maintained that the reserve was not conducive for big cats.



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Wildlife-Institute-of-India-scientists-to-get-radio-collar-for-strayed-tiger/articleshow/36129283.cms


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 06-07-2014

Great news, I remember when I first heard about that tiger. 
Wow, they held it for a long time. 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-09-2014

Tiger attacks two in Katarniaghat wildlife division


A tiger attacked two motorcycle borne persons on Hansuliya-Gangapur road under Kakraha range of Katarniaghat wildlife division on Friday night. One of them was seriously injured and was admitted at District Hospital while the other received minor injuries.

According to reports, Reetesh Soni (22) and Sonu (20) were returning to Mihipurwa on a motorcycle after closing their shops on Hansuliya-Gangapur road on Friday. They were near Hansuliya forest barrier when a tiger attacked them.

They fell from the bike but somehow managed to reach Hansuliya forest barrier. They were taken to a health centre with the help of forest guards present there. Doctors referred Reetesh to district hospital while Sonu was discharged after primary treatment.

The forest ranger of Kakraha range JK Verma said a tiger has often been spotted on Hansuliya-Gangapur road.



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/Tiger-attacks-two-in-Katarniaghat-wildlife-division/articleshow/36244611.cms


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-09-2014

With Modi at helm, Madhya Pradesh's hope of getting Gir lions fades


After Narendra Modi, proud custodian of Gir lions, moved from Gandhi Nagar to the helm at Delhi, Madhya Pradesh's hopes of getting the magnificent species on its land have faded.

While Gujarat government has already moved a curative petition in Supreme Court as its last legal resort to retain its Asiatic lions, speculations are rife in Madhya Pradesh that National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) might reconsider its earlier recommendations once Modi takes charge as chairman. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairman of the board.

During former PM Manmohan Singh's tenure, NBWL had opposed Gujarat government's plea in Supreme Court. And the wildlife board's recommendation had a significant role in Supreme Court's April 15 verdict on shifting lions to MP in six months.

Moved by criticism, Modi had even got a review petition filed to stop transfer of the pride of lions to MP. This was also dismissed. Filing a curative petition was last legal resort left with Gujarat, said sources.

But in another blow to MP's hopes, two Gujarat-based NGOs have filed separate petitions challenging translocation of lions to Kuno.

First, a writ petition was filed by Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a Rajkot-based NGO, which claimed that certain facts were not brought to notice of Supreme Court. This petition was admitted in February. Last week, Supreme Court sent a notice to MP government to respond within a month.

Another was filed this month by Ahmedabad-based Priyavrat Gadhvi - a bio-technologist and member of the Gujarat State Wildlife Board. He claimed the Supreme Court was kept in dark on the importance of Madhya Pradesh's Kuno-Palpur sanctuary as an important natural corridor for tiger dispersal. Gadhvi said Kuno is a migration corridor for tigers of the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan to Madhav National park in MP. The petition has been admitted, but is yet to come up for hearing.

MP's chief wildlife warden Narendra Kumar said, "We will submit our reply soon to the court notice on Rajkot-based NGO's petition." Another plea is yet to come for hearing, he told TOI. He refused to comment on speculations about Modi's role as NBWL's chairman.

State forest minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar said it would be too early to jump on any conclusion. "It's a process which will take time. Matter will be discussed after Modi's oath," he said.




http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/With-Modi-at-helm-Madhya-Pradeshs-hope-of-getting-Gir-lions-fades/articleshow/35501250.cms

 


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 06-09-2014

Tiger Encounter With Tuskar
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/whos-the-king/article6097647.ece


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 06-09-2014

(06-09-2014, 09:54 PM)'sanjay' Wrote: Tiger Encounter With Tuskar
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/whos-the-king/article6097647.ece

 

TFS, I wonder which tiger this was? Says that he was tired from attempting a kill on a gaur from the herd he was hunting, means he is a serious hunter and he looks to be a good sized tiger. What a cool story, you never hear of indian elephants living in such large herds anymore. Great news in my bood.

 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 06-10-2014

Satra's (T17) first litter male cub, brought up by the forest department after her mother disappeared. Fantastic to see them thriving and a credit to the park authorities.Sub adult male cub of T17 crossing a dry stream.

Picture taken in Ranthambore National Park

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T 28 or Star Male was seen after a long time in Ranthambhore National Park - He has a 5 point star over his left eye (can't see it in this picture) and is named after this "star." A few year ago he took over a large part of the ageing T 20's territory in Lahpur valley, which is outside the tourism zone and since then spends more time there than in the tourism zone

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RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-10-2014

(06-09-2014, 09:54 PM)'sanjay' Wrote: Tiger Encounter With Tuskar
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/whos-the-king/article6097647.ece

 



Nice Sanjay
TFS
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 06-10-2014

Lioness rescued from well


A lioness was rescued from a well near a village in Gir Somnath district this morning by a team of Gujarat Forest Department officials. 

The lioness had fallen into the 60-feet deep well, which had very low water level, in a farmland in Girgidhda village, about 300 km from here. 

The farmer who owns the field heard the trapped animal's roar and informed the Forest Department, which dispatched a rescue team. 

"Our team rushed to the spot and rescued the lioness after a 90-minute operation," Anshuman Sharma, Deputy Conservator of Forest, told PTI by phone. 

A large crowd had gathered at the spot to see the rescue operation. 

A team of veterinary doctors was examining whether the animal had suffered any injury. The lioness will be released in the Gir forests once it is ascertained that the animal is fine, he said. 

It was not known how she fell into the well. Usually, such incidents happen when a wild animal is chasing a prey, Sharma said. 

Sasan Gir forest, a part of which also falls in Amreli district, is the last abode of Asiatic lions. As per the 2010 Census, the forest houses 411 lions. 

This is the second such incident this week. On Thursday, forest officials rescued a two-month-old lion cub from a well near Moti-Barman village in Amreli.



 

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/lioness-rescued-from-well-114053100937_1.html


RE: Bigcats News - sanjay - 06-11-2014

Three Bengal cubs were found in the back of a pick-up in Thailand on Friday along with the carcass of a dead leopard. The suspect was charged with illegal possession of protected wildlife and protected wildlife carcasses and taken into custody for further investigation.


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