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RE: Bigcats News - Roflcopters - 07-17-2014

A forest guard was killed in Bandhavgarh when forest department tried to stop the fight between 3 tigers. They went deep in on elephant back, but two tigers attacked the elephant after which in order or protect himself the elephant lost its balance and 3 people who were on top fell down. In which forest guard Vinod Parage lost his life. It is still not clear if he lost his life due to injuries from the fall or was attacked by the tiger. Deputy ranger Mr. Pathan and Mahaut Neelam are injured but fine.


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-17-2014

Crazy story Copters, is there any link to this yet?


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-17-2014

(07-17-2014, 08:47 AM)'Roflcopters' Wrote: A forest guard was killed in Bandhavgarh when forest department tried to stop the fight between 3 tigers. They went deep in on elephant back, but two tigers attacked the elephant after which in order or protect himself the elephant lost its balance and 3 people who were on top fell down. In which forest guard Vinod Parage lost his life. It is still not clear if he lost his life due to injuries from the fall or was attacked by the tiger. Deputy ranger Mr. Pathan and Mahaut Neelam are injured but fine.

 



Thats a bad incident.
TFS
 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-17-2014

Here another link to the story

In a bizarre incident at Bandhavgarh yesterday a forest guard lost his life while trying to stop three fighting tigers. As the forest patrol which included mahout, forest guard Vinod & deputy ranger reached the spot where tigers were apparently fighting in Mirchaini area, the tigers attacked elephant from front and behind. The baffled elephant ran towards forest and the forest guard fell unconscious on ground. He later died due to shock and injuries where as mahout and deputy ranger sustained minor injuries. Fight between tigers resulted in death of one sub adult tiger as well. #tigerattack #bandhavgarh #tigerdeath
https://www.facebook.com/tigerwalah
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-18-2014

(07-17-2014, 11:18 PM)'Pckts' Wrote: Here another link to the story

In a bizarre incident at Bandhavgarh yesterday a forest guard lost his life while trying to stop three fighting tigers. As the forest patrol which included mahout, forest guard Vinod & deputy ranger reached the spot where tigers were apparently fighting in Mirchaini area, the tigers attacked elephant from front and behind. The baffled elephant ran towards forest and the forest guard fell unconscious on ground. He later died due to shock and injuries where as mahout and deputy ranger sustained minor injuries. Fight between tigers resulted in death of one sub adult tiger as well. #tigerattack #bandhavgarh #tigerdeath
https://www.facebook.com/tigerwalah
 



 



TFS
So 3 tigers have fought, 2 subadults versus an unidentified male.

This is the comment posted by Tigerwalah



*This image is copyright of its original author
Tigerwalah Identity not sure but looks like mirchaini sub adults were involved in fight with some unidentified male. 




 

 

 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-18-2014

(07-18-2014, 03:24 AM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(07-17-2014, 11:18 PM)'Pckts' Wrote: Here another link to the story

In a bizarre incident at Bandhavgarh yesterday a forest guard lost his life while trying to stop three fighting tigers. As the forest patrol which included mahout, forest guard Vinod & deputy ranger reached the spot where tigers were apparently fighting in Mirchaini area, the tigers attacked elephant from front and behind. The baffled elephant ran towards forest and the forest guard fell unconscious on ground. He later died due to shock and injuries where as mahout and deputy ranger sustained minor injuries. Fight between tigers resulted in death of one sub adult tiger as well. #tigerattack #bandhavgarh #tigerdeath
https://www.facebook.com/tigerwalah
 




 



TFS
So 3 tigers have fought, 2 subadults versus an unidentified male.

This is the comment posted by Tigerwalah



*This image is copyright of its original author
Tigerwalah Identity not sure but looks like mirchaini sub adults were involved in fight with some unidentified male. 




 

 

 

 

I thought the Mirchaini Tiger cubs died in the zoo?

Or, are they speaking of different tiger sub adults?
I asked them and I'm waiting for a reply.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-18-2014

http://zeenews.india.com/news/madhya-pradesh/authorities-ignorance-led-to-tiger-death-in-mp_862156.html
The carcass of the big cat was recovered by authorities in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, one of the six tiger habitats in Madhya Pradesh, in Umaria district on July 4.

Authorities in Bandhavgarh reserve have mentioned infighting as the reason of death in their first information report sent to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest of Wildlife Madhya Pradesh.

"It has been found after seeing surrounding areas (where the carcass was recovered) that the tiger had sustained injuries after fighting with another big cat which has possibly resulted in its death. There were foot marks of another tiger next to the body," the report by Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve said.

After initial investigation, it was noticed that back portion of the tiger had been eaten and there were also marks of canine teeth and claws on its back and neck, it said.

Bandhavgarh has 59 tigers, according to 2010 census of the big cats. The incident took place within 45 days after the Bandhavgarh authorities had brought to the notice of higher ups the need for relocating some of the tigers to other protected areas.

As the present density in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is high, it would be better if tigers living within enclosures (demarcated area for the protection of big cats) are moved to other protected areas with less density so that there are less chances of inbreeding, the report by Sudhir Kumar, Field Director of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve said.

The report, which was sent to PCCF (Wildlife) on May 21, also mentioned the need for training of staff entrusted with the safety and upkeep of tigers.

The people involved in safety and security of sub adult tigers living in these enclosures have not received any training for looking after the tigers, a job which is similar to "zoo keeping", the report said.

The management of a top priority animal like tiger in enclosure is not simple, but highly complicated and sophisticated task which can be done by a group of people who have good understanding of tigers behaviour, the report had said.

Ajay Dubey, a wildlife activist claimed that, there "were no steps taken by the authorities. They did not act in time which resulted in death of the tiger. There is a nexus of forest officials and poachers in Madhya Pradesh which is posing threat to the life of big cats".  He demanded strict action against the officials involved in the lapse. Six tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh -- Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Bori-Satpura, Sanjay Dubri and Pench -- have about 257 big cats.

Tiger population in the country was estimated to be 1,706 as per 2010 data.

 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-18-2014

"For me though, the month of April was all about the Mirchaini siblings, particularly the larger male sub-adult, who was a magnificent specimen. What was to transpire in his life in the coming months saddened me no end, and his stories and sightings have inspired an article of their own. The Mirchaini male cub, who had been my muse for the whole month of April, would no longer roam free in Bandhavgarh. "



"Absolutely fantastic photograph. Let me explain about this Mirchaini cubs and the mother. First wild tiger i saw (Nov 2010) at Bandhavgarh and that to Mirchani male cub. It was excellent to watch them in the wild. Could not resisit myself and went back immediately in Jan 2011. Experienced huge fight between Langdi and Kankatti, however got picture of Kankatti bleeding. That time the only best sighting was Mirchaini cubs with the female. Finally, while going from Kanha to Bandhavgarh with high expectation of summer sighting in May 2011, my guide gave me the news of partially closed Tala zone because of the Mirchaini cubs incident and finally they are no longer in the wild. I was heartbroken by the news that my first wild tigers are not there in the wild. Enjoyed your write up throughly and the pictures are just brilliant.
"http://thelastwilderness.org/15/07/2011/april-2011-a-month-in-mirchaini-by-nikhil-nagle-242/#ad-image-0

 

 


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 07-18-2014

More detailed info on the incident between the fighting tigers and elephant and gaurds
According to forest officials, the fight began in the Mirchaini area under beat number 313 of the reserve’s Tala range. A two-and-a-half-year-old tiger from the Hardia area intruded into the Mirchaini area and soon after two tigers ~ both one-and-a-half-years-old ~ lunged towards it to ward it off and drive it out of their territorial zone."On getting information about the fight, forest deputy ranger R A Pathan and forest guard Vinod Pakhale rushed to the spot on elephant back along with mahaut Neelam.But the moment the elephant reached the spot, both the tigers of Mirchaini area broke off from the fight and made the pachyderm their target. One of them mauled it on its trunk, while the other pounced on its foot. The elephant panicked and went into a bucking frenzy in an attempt to throw off the tigers.It did succeed in throwing off the tigers, but in the process the three forest personnel tumbled down from its back. Mr Pathan and Neelam somehow managed to get into the shelter of the nearby trees. A panic-stricken Pakhale too started running with all his might, but he fell to the ground at some distance and never got up again, forest officials said.By this time another team of forest personnel reached the spot. They picked up Vinod who was rushed to the Umaria district hospital. However, doctors at the hospital declared him dead. It was a mystery how he died. Forest officials couldn't say with certainty whether he had a fatal fall or whether the attack by the tigers had anything to do with his death.While the rescue operation was going on, the tigers resumed their fight. It ended only after one of the three was killed. Later, forest officials found the dead feline was one of two tigers from the Mirchaini area.     “It is a very tragic incident. What makes us even sadder is the fact that we found after checking Vinod Pakhale’s service record that the day he died was his birthday,” Bandhavgarh park director Mr C H Murlikrishnan told The Statesman today.“Only the post mortem report will reveal the cause of his death. According to  information we have got so far there were no external injury marks on his body,” Mr Murlikrishnan added.(representative photograph)
http://www.thestatesman.net/news/66269-Death-in-the-jungle.html?page=3

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-18-2014

(07-18-2014, 04:27 AM)'Pckts' Wrote:
(07-18-2014, 03:24 AM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(07-17-2014, 11:18 PM)'Pckts' Wrote: Here another link to the story

In a bizarre incident at Bandhavgarh yesterday a forest guard lost his life while trying to stop three fighting tigers. As the forest patrol which included mahout, forest guard Vinod & deputy ranger reached the spot where tigers were apparently fighting in Mirchaini area, the tigers attacked elephant from front and behind. The baffled elephant ran towards forest and the forest guard fell unconscious on ground. He later died due to shock and injuries where as mahout and deputy ranger sustained minor injuries. Fight between tigers resulted in death of one sub adult tiger as well. #tigerattack #bandhavgarh #tigerdeath
https://www.facebook.com/tigerwalah
 





 



TFS
So 3 tigers have fought, 2 subadults versus an unidentified male.

This is the comment posted by Tigerwalah



*This image is copyright of its original author
Tigerwalah Identity not sure but looks like mirchaini sub adults were involved in fight with some unidentified male. 




 

 

 


 

I thought the Mirchaini Tiger cubs died in the zoo?

Or, are they speaking of different tiger sub adults?
I asked them and I'm waiting for a reply.
 

 


These are different Mirchiani subadults.

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-18-2014

Cheetah smuggling ‘threatens extinction’

The rising trade in cheetahs for luxury pets in the Middle East is helping to drive critical populations of the wild cats to extinction, according to new research. The report also reveals the gruesome toll of the trade, with up to two-thirds of the cheetah cubs being smuggled across the war-torn Horn of Africa dying en route. However, the nations at both ends of the trade have now agreed that urgent action is needed.



As pets

Cheetahs, famous as the world’s fastest land animal, have lost about 90 per cent of their population over the last century as their huge ranges in Africa and Asia have been taken over by farmland. Fewer than 10,000 remain and numbers are falling. There is an ancient tradition of using trained cheetahs as royal hunting animals in Africa but, more recently, a growing demand for status-symbol pets in the Gulf States has further reduced populations.

Cheetahs are unusually easy to tame, especially as cubs, and the report found instances in Gulf States of the big cats riding as car passengers, being walked on leashes and even being exercised on treadmills. Other evidence showed cheetahs pacing around living rooms and tussling with their owners, including young children.

This whole trade had not been appreciated by the public or by the conservation world, said Nick Mitchell, who contributed to the report for the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), the first comprehensive overview of the cheetah trade. If we do not act now on the trade and land-use change, then we can be certainly losing sub-populations in a few years. Cheetahs do not breed easily in captivity and the Gulf pet trade is supplied by animals snatched from wild in the Horn of Africa.

The distinct sub-species living there numbers about 2,500. The animals are trafficked by boat from Somalia to Yemen and then by road into the Gulf States including Saudi Arabia. Huge number of cheetahs appear to die in transit, said Mitchell, who is the eastern African co-ordinator of the Rangewide Conservation Programme for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs, a joint project of the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society. For sure, we are talking about very poor people in the Horn of Africa and they are not too worried about the welfare of the animals.

Seizures of cheetah cubs often number 30 cubs, with 50-70 per cent dying en route. There is also a demand for cheetah-skin shoes in Sudan, where they are considered to confer high-status. Even more threatened is the cheetah sub-species in Iran, where just 40-100 survive and may also be endangered by the pet trade. Another seriously threatened sub-species lives in North and West Africa, numbering fewer than 250. Here the main threat is from demand for skins for clothing and for bones and body parts used in traditional medicine and magic rituals.

Mitchell said he was cautiously optimistic that a new Cites working group, set up in response to the reports revelations, would curb the illegal trade in cheetahs with better law enforcement. “The countries were told you cannot ignore it: this is being monitored,” he said.

David Morgan, head of science at Cites, said: “Middle eastern countries spoke up very clearly and this has been a positive development.”

Qatar, the Emirates, Kuwait all recognised the problem. Morgan said the demand for endangered species, including big cats, was showing a trend from health to wealth, i.e. a growing emphasis on status symbols over traditional medicines. Many Asian countries still want the trade in medicinal products, but the show-off element seems to be rising. This comes with the rising economies of these countries, he said.



http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/cheetah-smuggling-threatens-extinction/article6218083.ece

 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-18-2014

(07-18-2014, 04:48 AM)'Pckts' Wrote: More detailed info on the incident between the fighting tigers and elephant and gaurds
According to forest officials, the fight began in the Mirchaini area under beat number 313 of the reserve’s Tala range. A two-and-a-half-year-old tiger from the Hardia area intruded into the Mirchaini area and soon after two tigers ~ both one-and-a-half-years-old ~ lunged towards it to ward it off and drive it out of their territorial zone."On getting information about the fight, forest deputy ranger R A Pathan and forest guard Vinod Pakhale rushed to the spot on elephant back along with mahaut Neelam.But the moment the elephant reached the spot, both the tigers of Mirchaini area broke off from the fight and made the pachyderm their target. One of them mauled it on its trunk, while the other pounced on its foot. The elephant panicked and went into a bucking frenzy in an attempt to throw off the tigers.It did succeed in throwing off the tigers, but in the process the three forest personnel tumbled down from its back. Mr Pathan and Neelam somehow managed to get into the shelter of the nearby trees. A panic-stricken Pakhale too started running with all his might, but he fell to the ground at some distance and never got up again, forest officials said.By this time another team of forest personnel reached the spot. They picked up Vinod who was rushed to the Umaria district hospital. However, doctors at the hospital declared him dead. It was a mystery how he died. Forest officials couldn't say with certainty whether he had a fatal fall or whether the attack by the tigers had anything to do with his death.While the rescue operation was going on, the tigers resumed their fight. It ended only after one of the three was killed. Later, forest officials found the dead feline was one of two tigers from the Mirchaini area.     “It is a very tragic incident. What makes us even sadder is the fact that we found after checking Vinod Pakhale’s service record that the day he died was his birthday,” Bandhavgarh park director Mr C H Murlikrishnan told The Statesman today.“Only the post mortem report will reveal the cause of his death. According to  information we have got so far there were no external injury marks on his body,” Mr Murlikrishnan added.(representative photograph)
http://www.thestatesman.net/news/66269-Death-in-the-jungle.html?page=3

 

 



I think if we can find out the subadult males in Hardia area, we can narrow down the search.
 


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-18-2014

Two new tiger reserves get in-principle approval

Read more at
http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/two-new-tiger-reserves-get-in-principle-approval_948160.html


RE: Bigcats News - Roflcopters - 07-19-2014

Apollo, refer to this link for a follow up

https://www.facebook.com/thetigersafari

RIP


RE: Bigcats News - Apollo - 07-19-2014

Cameratrap video of Amur Leopard


2 Videos of an Amur Leopard cub in China 03-10-2014 (WWF China). From the videos, the cub is about 13-month old and survives from last winter.


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzE4MjEyNTE2.html

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzE4MjE5NjA0.html