January 10, 2015 The endangered animals are bred for luxury items, like tiger bone wine and tigerskin rugs. By raising the demand for these goods, the farms pose a threat to wild tigers, says author J.A. Mills.
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A Tigercubcam view of the new cubs, born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Monday.
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August 8, 2013 Four-year-old Damai is "being a great mom, and is nursing and grooming both cubs," zoo officials say. There was no immediate word on the sex of the cubs.
A Sumatran tiger at the Sumatra Tiger Rescue Center near Bandar Lampung on the southern tip of Sumatra island
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July 8, 2013 The Indonesian men caught a tiger cub in a snare meant for deer. Other tigers heard the cub's cries. One man died after his branch broke, tossing him to the ground, and the tigers attacked. The other five managed to hold out — and hold on — until help arrived.
May 1, 2013 It sounds like the start of a joke. But in eastern India, officials were able to lure a tiger that had been terrorizing villagers into a zoo. He seems to be looking for some female companionship.
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