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RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 04-15-2018

(04-15-2018, 10:58 AM)Wolverine Wrote: P.S.
Notheast African cheetah (A. j. soemmeringii) according to wikipedia is closely related to South African cheetah (A. j.jubatus) not to Asiatic subspecie (A. j. venaticus)

Already edited...
I found that out later too.

Genetics works in strange ways! I know that they were once soread upto Arabia.


RE: Bigcats News - Wolverine - 04-15-2018

(04-15-2018, 11:29 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 10:58 AM)Wolverine Wrote: P.S.
Notheast African cheetah (A. j. soemmeringii) according to wikipedia is closely related to South African cheetah (A. j.jubatus) not to Asiatic subspecie (A. j. venaticus)

Already edited...
I found that out later too.

Genetics works in strange ways! I know that they were once soread upto Arabia.

If A.j. soemmerinjii really has inhabited Arabian peninsula that could change the game. From where did you get this information? Where aproximately was the border between A. j. soemmeringii and A. j. venaticus?
You guys in India should decide what to do.


RE: Bigcats News - Polar - 04-15-2018

(04-14-2018, 05:38 PM)Rishi Wrote: Not sure if it's good news or NTCA is being reckless...


Supreme Court Shows Hope for Cheetah Reintroduction Plan in India
April 14, 2018


NTCA argues that reintroduction of the Cheetahs would help conservation of grasslands and open forests in the manner tiger conservation did.

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NEW DELHI: Eight years on, the Central government may finally see a glimmer of hope for its ambitious cheetah re-introduction project.

The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its 2013 order that had quashed a decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to introduce African cheetahs in Kuno Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.
The top court had earlier noted that no detailed study had been conducted before introducing a 'foreign' species to India and that the designated expert body had also not been consulted. 


This order stalled the project initiated by the MoEF in 2010 to bring the cheetah, which became extinct from India’s forests in 1952, back to the country. However, agreeing to rethink, a plea by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is up for hearing.


Trapping of extravagant numbers of wild adults, for assisting in royal hunts is said to be a major cause of the species' rapid decline in India as there is only one record of a litter ever born to captive animals.

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"The application for directions is to the effect that the decision rendered by this Court does not prevent the authorities from taking steps in conformity with the applicable law to re-introduce Cheetahs from Africa to suitable sites in India, identified by the Wildlife Institute of India based on a detailed site-specific action plan."

In its application the NTCA has told that various suitable sites have been identified by the Wildlife Institute of India, which include Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary and Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, and Shahgarh area in Rajasthan.

"More sites can be examined if the court permits," states the application, adding 

Certainly looking forward to this!


RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 04-15-2018

(04-15-2018, 12:06 PM)Wolverine Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 11:29 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 10:58 AM)Wolverine Wrote: P.S.
Notheast African cheetah (A. j. soemmeringii) according to wikipedia is closely related to South African cheetah (A. j.jubatus) not to Asiatic subspecie (A. j. venaticus)

Already edited...
I found that out later too.

Genetics works in strange ways! I know that they were once soread upto Arabia.

If A.j. soemmerinjii really has inhabited Arabian peninsula that could change the game. From where did you get this information? Where aproximately  was the border between A. j. soemmeringii and A. j. venaticus?
You guys in India should decide what to do.

Can't find it right now. But they lived in Egypt & is not difficult to cross the Sinai..

BTW, i think Wiki is wrong about their genetics. Read its Evolutionary History part HERE, it seems more plausible. Asiatic chetahs evolved directly from them...


RE: Bigcats News - Wolverine - 04-16-2018

(04-15-2018, 01:35 PM)Rishi Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 12:06 PM)Wolverine Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 11:29 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(04-15-2018, 10:58 AM)Wolverine Wrote: P.S.
Notheast African cheetah (A. j. soemmeringii) according to wikipedia is closely related to South African cheetah (A. j.jubatus) not to Asiatic subspecie (A. j. venaticus)

Already edited...
I found that out later too.

Genetics works in strange ways! I know that they were once soread upto Arabia.

If A.j. soemmerinjii really has inhabited Arabian peninsula that could change the game. From where did you get this information? Where aproximately  was the border between A. j. soemmeringii and A. j. venaticus?
You guys in India should decide what to do.

Can't find it right now. But they lived in Egypt & is not difficult to cross the Sinai..

BTW, i think Wiki is wrong about their genetics. Read its Evolutionary History part HERE, it seems more plausible. Asiatic chetahs evolved directly from them...

Iranians have a lot of money from oil revenue and I dont know why they dont invest seriously in cheetahs protection. All species of cats are able to reproduce fast if they are good protected and have enough food. African cheetahs have big mortality among young animals because they are surrounded by much more powerful predators-competitors as lions and spotted hyenas, but in Iran cheetah has no natural enemies. If there is no enough natural prey cheetahs temporary could be feed by humans in order to increase their numbers. But I dont see in Iranian government and in any government of the Muslim world big desire to protect the wildlife.
True last 2 decades Iran suprisingly created a remarkable chain of protected arias in the Alborz mountains to protect the Persian leopard.


RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 04-16-2018

(04-16-2018, 09:55 AM)Wolverine Wrote: Iranians have a lot of money from oil revenue and I dont know why they dont invest seriously in cheetahs protection. All species of cats are able to reproduce fast if they are good protected and have enough food. African cheetahs have big mortality among young animals because they are surrounded by much more powerful predators-competitors as lions and spotted hyenas, but in Iran cheetah has no natural enemies. If there is no enough natural prey cheetahs temporary could be feed by humans in order to increase their numbers. But I dont see in Iranian government and in any government of the Muslim world big desire to protect the wildlife.
True last 2 decades Iran suprisingly created a remarkable chain of protected arias in the Alborz mountains to protect the Persian leopard.

The problem is that about 50-70 animals are spread over an area of the size of England! That makes it hard to protect but vulnerable.

Their the numbers your hear are estimations, nobody really knows how many of them lives where. But Iran has been taking considerable landscape level measures & there have been signs their numbers might be higher than thought earlier...


RE: Bigcats News - Pckts - 04-19-2018


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https://scroll.in/latest/876079/two-tigers-at-ranthambore-national-park-killed-in-suspected-territorial-fight


Title is misleading, these two cubs were killed by another intruding male.


RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 04-20-2018

MP: Orphaned tiger rewilded in Nauradehi Sanctuary
19 Apr 2018


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Yesterday the prescheduled translocation of a tigress to Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary was completed successfully. She was rescued from Pench Tiger Reserve at an age of less then 6 months, after death of her mother (Baghin Nala female) by poisoning and was nurtured in the Ghorella enclosure at Mukki range of Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Tigers cubs learn to hunt by observing their mothers, but this one was deprived of such training. She was raised in semi-wild and under a special mechanism herbivores were sent in the chain-link fenced area and her hunting efficiency was regularly monitored. Now, the tigress is capable enough to find her own prey!

Nauradehi is biggest wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh and suitable as tiger habitat. It has a unique landscape with adequate prey, inviolate forest cover and less human disturbance; all favourable for tiger a reintroduction project. Keeping that in mind, successful translocation of herds of Cheetal was also carried out a few months back, to develop preybase before tiger's arrival.

Field Director of Kanha Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Kumar Shukla informed that translocation of tigress was carried out under the "Tiger Reintroduction Programme and development of new tiger habitat" in the State.
From tranquillising the wild cat and releasing it in the wild, the entire procedure headed by Mradul Pathak, Field Director of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve with contribution of several more employees of Kanha and Bandhavgarh. It went smoothly under the watchful supervision of veterinarians of Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves.

A video footage of her being examined & measured:






RE: Bigcats News - Rishi - 04-30-2018

Two newborn tiger cubs bring good news for Sariska National Park
Apr 30, 2018

The Sariska Tiger Reserve, struggling with loopholes in security and upkeep, now has something to cheer about. With the birth of the cubs, number of tigers in the reserve has risen to 14-15.

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A tigress named ST-14 has given birth to two cubs, first spotted by cameras on Saturday night, in the Sariska National Park in Rajasthan’s Alwar. The cubs are two-months-old now.

“A forest tracker spotted the tigress with her cubs on Saturday morning. He was there for 20 minutes for confirmation. Later, he shared the news with us,” said Sariska Tiger Reserve deputy conservator of forest Balaji Kari. Security have been beefed up in the Sadar Range forest area where the newborns are with their mother.

The probable father of the cubs, officially identified as ST-11, died on March 19 after getting entangled in a barbed-wire fence.

Another tigress, ST-5, went missing since February 21 and is yet to be located.

Cubs were born in Sariska after more than two years. Tigress ST-9 had given birth to ST-15 in 2016.
The re-population plan was started in 2008, with eight tigers being brought in from Ranthambore. One of these tigers was poisoned in 2010. Tigress ST-2, ST-9 and ST-10 have given birth to seven cubs between 2012 and 2017. The park is now home for eight tigresses, four tigers and two cubs, officials said.
The state of Rajasthan presently has almost 85 tigers.


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RE: Bigcats News - Rage2277 - 05-26-2018

https://www.change.org/p/transplant-siberian-tigers-to-alaska


RE: Bigcats News - Rage2277 - 05-26-2018

been pondering on this for a while..would be great should it come to fruition


RE: Bigcats News - Fredymrt - 06-01-2018

Credits to: Big On Wild.
Posted on May 30, 2018.

Lion Escapes from Kruger National Park

"Last night it was reported by the Lowvelder that a lion had escaped from Kruger National Park.

Residents around Mbombela have been warned to stay vigilant after reports of the escaped lion came in.


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The animal was last spotted on the R37 road, 40km outside of Mbombela. The city of Mbombela is situated next to Kruger National Park and its the biggest city in the province of Mpumalanga.

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No information has been released from the South African National Parks organization.
Residents were advised to avoid the lion and if spotted to alert the police with details of his location.


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One year ago, 3 male lions had also escaped from Kruger National Park and unfortunately one of the lions was shot dead and another one was badly wounded by a farmer because the lions had killed and eaten one of his cows.

SANParks rangers decided to put down both the wounded lion and the third unharmed lion.

The rangers felt this was the best option for the unharmed lion or he would always try escape from the park.

It was believed that the 3 lions were driven out the park by the dominant male lions of the area, if the unharmed lion was placed back in the park alone, the chances of him being attacked by other lions would’ve been high."

Also read: A Heavy Hailstrom Has Hit Skukuza


RE: Bigcats News - Sully - 06-10-2018

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RE: Bigcats News - Rage2277 - 06-12-2018

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2018/may/26/tamil-nadu-the-biggest-tiger-reserve-in-the-making-1819645.html tamil nadu the biggest tiger reserve in the making


RE: Bigcats News - Rage2277 - 06-12-2018

https://www.insideedition.com/zanzibar-leopard-captured-camera-despite-being-declared-extinct-43962 
Zanzibar Leopard Captured on Camera, Despite Being Declared Extinct