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Tiger National Reserve to open in Russia July 19, 2007 9:53 AM

Tiger National Reserve To Open In Russia
Tiger National Reserve To Open In Russia
Biggest cat in the world

World Wildlife Fund has recently announced an intention to establish national reserve park “Zov Tigra” (Roar of the Tiger), aimed at conservation of Amur tiger population, in Russia.
      The reserve’s territory will cover 200 thousand acres and host routs for nature tourists, as well as protecting tiger’s habitat. Darron Collins, manager of Amur-Heilong WWF programme in the US, says establishing a reserve park would be essential for surviving of the biggest cat in the world. Taking the decision about making a reserve zone for few Amur tugers left required ten years.
      Russia’s Far East appears to have several closely guarded areas near China’s border, where any human activity is prohibited – thus, some wilderness will go to tigers’ disposal.

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Critically endangered July 16, 2007 10:04 AM

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Ruby the tiger lives on July 09, 2007 9:43 AM

July 8, 2007
Local artist hands out prints of Ruby the Tiger
Memories of Ruby the tiger live on (07/08)
Billy Martin painted the picture of Ruby that you see behind himBilly Martin painted the picture of Ruby that you see behind him
Ruby was put to sleep in December of 2006Ruby was put to sleep in December of 2006

The tiger who captured our hearts for nearly two decades at the Mill Mountain Zoo, continues to live on thanks to the work of a local artist.

Billy Martin, a longtime resident of the Roanoke Valley, snapped a number of pictures of Ruby over the years.  Now in her death, he's painted a lasting sketch of the Siberian tiger.

Sunday afternoon Martin was the featured guest at the Zoo's gift shop.  He handed out signed prints of his work.

"I always enjoyed seeing Ruby. You don't find many Siberian tigers in Virginia and I think it was very unique," said Billy Martin.

Ruby was put to sleep last December.  She struggled with arthritis and kidney problems.

Part of the proceeds from the painting purchased will go toward the zoo.

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Two orphan Amur tigresses going to Moscow Zoo June 19, 2007 10:28 PM

Wednesday, June 20 2007, 11 AMTwo Orphan Amur Tigresses Saved in Primorye will be Sent to Moscow ZooOne predator will leave Moscow for Penza, the other - for Sweden

VLADIVOSTOK, June 20, Two orphan Amur tigresses saved in Primorye taiga will be sent to Moscow Zoo. Predators will be carried to Moscow by airplane.

As special inspection Tiger reported to RIA PrimaMedia, the animals won't stay in Moscow for a long time. One of them - tigress Constance - will go to Penza Zoo, the other tigress Sparta - to Sweden in Norden Arch Zoo.

The tigresses are about eight months old. They are vaccinated and have electronic chips, which allow following animals' location.

Native residents found exhausted little tigresses near Chuguevka settlement in the middle of February. The animals came to road where timber lorry drivers found them.

Amur tiger is included in International Red Book. 95% of population - about 450 tigers - live in Primorye and in Khabarovsk Territory south.

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Conveyor belt Siberian tigers June 18, 2007 9:35 AM

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China cub births boost chances for endangered siberian tiger June 17, 2007 8:42 AM

China cub births boost chances for endangered Siberian tiger

Sun Jun 17, 8:22 AM ET

Eighty-four Siberian tiger cubs have been born in captivity in northeast China since March this year in a boost to the survival chances of the endangered species, state media reported Sunday.

All the cubs were doing well, Liu Dan, an official with the Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Centre in Heilongjiang province, told Xinhua nws agency,

Liu said 13 other pregnant Siberian tigers would give birth to between 20 and 30 new cubs before October.

The centre, established in 1986, holds 750 Siberian tigers and plans to release 620 of them into the wild in the future, he said.

The Siberian tiger, also known as Amur, Manchurian or Ussuri tiger, is among the 10 most endangered species in the world. Only 400 survive in the wild, about 20 in northern China and the rest in the Russian Far East, the report added.

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Sergei,18,euthanized June 15, 2007 3:39 PM

Brandywine Zoo's tiger Sergei, 18, euthanizedBig cat suffered from problem in hind legs
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What are we putting in our tigers? June 14, 2007 4:38 AM

Contraceptive implants have long-term impact on zoo tiger reproduction

love catsYou might think that stopping tigers from breeding is the last thing we’d want, but for zoos the world over, making sure that only the right animals get to do the business — genetically speaking — is the top priority. Consequently, female tigers Panthera tigris are often given a contraceptive implant to allow them a full social life without, er, getting into trouble. However, a study published recently in Zoo Biology raises concerns that having an implant might do long term damage to a tiger’s prospects of getting pregnant. A group led by St. Louis Zoo biologist Cheri Asa found that females often struggled to conceive even after the implant had been surgically removed. For critically endangered species, such as Amur or Sumatran tigers, messing about with female’s reproductive abilities is potentially disastrous, but given the drastic alternatives (such as surgical removal of ovaries) a contraceptive implant is undoubtedly the lesser evil. Source: Chuei JY, Asa CS, Hall-Woods M, Ballou J & Traylor-Holzer K (2007) Restoration of reproductive potential after expiration or removal of melengestrol acetate contraceptive implants in tigers (Panthera tigris). Zoo Biology DOI: 10.1002/zoo.20137

Image © Nicolas Delafraye

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Russia adds second national park for Siberian tigers June 13, 2007 2:38 PM

Russia adds second national park for Siberian tigersTuesday, 12 June 2007Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 June 2007 )  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Zov Tigra June 11, 2007 12:47 PM

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WWF: Russia Establishes Park for Tigers 

Russia has established a national park to protect Siberian tigers, an international conservation group said Thursday. The Zov Tigra National Park _ the name of which translates from Russian to mean "Roar of the Tiger" _ is the first protected area of its kind in Russia’s Far East, the World Wildlife Fund said.

The 200,000-acre park will protect the big cat’s habitat while simultaneously allowing for nature tourism, according to the WWF.

It is "enormously important for the survival of the world’s largest cat," Darron Collins, managing director of WWF’s Amur-Heilong Program in the United States, said in a news release.

The group said it had been pushing for a decade for the park’s creation, and "had to demonstrate an economically viable future for protecting a pretty big chunk of land," Collins said.

For Zov Tigra, "that future has got to include sustainable, ecologically based tourism," he said.

The Russian Far East, near the country’s eastern coast and the Chinese border, has several strict protected areas where no human activity is allowed and several wildlife management areas that permit natural resource extraction, WWF said.

The organization called for more protected areas in the region for Siberian tigers, which are threatened by poaching for their bones and skin for use in Chinese medicine.

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Rachel June 08, 2007 3:26 PM

Siberian tiger Rachelle arrived at the Valley Zoo 11 years ago.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Podcast launched for Longleat June 07, 2007 1:15 PM

Podcast launched for Longleat

LONGLEAT has launched its first fully downloadable visitor attraction video podcast.

The famous Wiltshire attraction is offering the free podcasts via its website in a format that can be downloaded to both PCs and MP4/Ipod players.

Much of the filming for the videos has been done by Ian Turner, Deputy Head Warden of Longleat Safari Park, and a familiar face to viewers of the BBC series Animal Park.

Ian, a keen photographer, has spent much of the past 10 years in front of the camera being interviewed for this hugely popular programme and brings vast experience and fascinating personal insights to the films.

Longleat's marketing manager, Jo Sparrow, said: "Ian's unrivalled knowledge and enthusiasm really shine through in the filming and we're delighted with the results.

"The camera is rarely far from his side, which combined with the trust that he has developed with our animals over the last 25 years, means we are getting some really spectacular footage.

"The podcasts are providing a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at Longleat and offer viewers an opportunity to see first hand all the work and effort that goes in to running one of the country's largest visitor attractions.

"Longleat was the first stately home to opens its doors to the public, we were the first place outside Africa to open a drive through safari and we now believe we're the only UK visitor attraction offering a fully downloadable video podcast," she added.

There are two podcasts now on the Longleat website with at least another two more planned throughout the remainder of the season.

The new video features a dramatic big cats' feed up with Bob Trollope, the deputy head of the big cats reserve, exclusive footage of Longleat's new Siberian tigers as well as shots of baby meerkats.

The podcasts are available for download from

8:17am Wednesday 6th June 2007

By Wiltshire Times Reporter

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Edmontons tiger deserves French conversation May 29, 2007 12:31 PM

Edmonton's tiger desires French conversation EDMONTON, May 28 /CNW/ - Staff at Edmonton's Valley Zoo are asking French speaking visitors to stop by for a chat with Boris the Siberian tiger. Born at the Granby Zoo in Quebec, Boris grew up only hearing French, so English is his second language. Since arriving at the zoo in May 2006, staff has continued to notice how much Boris still appreciates hearing his first language. "When he arrived at the zoo the staff was quick to pick up that he responded to commands in French and was indifferent to anything in English. We are fortunate that one of our zookeepers is fluent in French, so she spent many hours with Boris when he first arrived," said Dean Triechel, Operations Supervisor at the Valley Zoo. "There's no question he finds the sound of French soothing." Boris was born on August 7, 1999 and is a Species Survival Plan (SSP) animal. The Valley Zoo is involved in four North American SSP programs for the Grevy's zebra; Siberian tiger, snow leopard, and red panda. SSP carefully manages the breeding of a species in order to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining captive population that is both genetically diverse and demographically stable. SSPs are not a substitute for preserving animals in nature but are one strategy for creating healthy, self-sustaining, captive populations that can be reintroduced into restored or secured habitat. About Edmonton: Vibrant and culturally diverse, Edmonton is an ideal place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. Home to more than one million people and the global port to more than $100 billion in northern oil sands development, Alberta's capital is an economic powerhouse offering the nation's best combination of business opportunity and quality of life. Edmonton leads the world in healthcare research and innovation, education, and environmental stewardship. As Canada's Festival City and the Cultural Capital for 2007, Edmonton is alive with endless festivals, events, attractions, art and activities. For more information on Edmonton, please visit our website at: For further information: Jan Archbold, Communications Community Services, (780) 496-8771


Zookeeper Ginette Heppelle talks in French to Boris at Edmonton's Valley Zoo. The Siberian Tiger was born at the Granby Zoo in Quebec and responds best to the French language. French speaking visitors to Edmonton's zoo are encouraged to visit Boris and help him feel more at home. (CNW Group/City of Edmonton)

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LATEST SIBERIAN TIGER NEWS - Siberian tiger cub was freed from cage May 26, 2007 7:30 AM

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Siberian tiger cub freed from cage is recaptured
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COWICHAN LAKE, B.C. -- A week and a half after a fatal tiger mauling in northern British Columbia, a 90-kilogram Siberian tiger cub was on the loose in the Vancouver Island community of Cowichan Lake on Sunday.

Police said they believe someone tampered with its cage at Primate Estate, which owners Jamie Bell and her son, Cody, describe as a wildlife sanctuary.

"Anybody that would do that, whether an animal activist or whoever, sentenced this cat to death by letting it out into the community," Const. Brian Brown said. "It was not a very well-thought-out plan."

RCMP were called out, but the nine-month-old tiger was eventually captured by its owner.

On May 11, 32-year-old Tanya Dumstrey-Soos was standing near a tiger's cage in a zoo-like ranch owned by her fiance in 100 Mile House when the animal clawed her. She bled to death despite efforts to save her.

© The Edmonton Journal 2007

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LATEST SIBERIAN TIGER NEWS - Police called to baby siberian tiger! May 24, 2007 10:21 AM

Police called after baby Siberian tiger on the loose on Vancouver Island Canadian Press Article online since May 21st 2007, 0:00
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A week and a half after a fatal tiger mauling in northern B.C., a Siberian tiger cub was on the loose in the Vancouver Island community of Cowichan Lake Sunday.
RCMP were called out to handle the 90-kilogram tiger which was eventually captured by its owner.
The cat was lured to a small shed after which it was transported back to the owner's residence.
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