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New Zoo Home for Endangered Tigers

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, zoos )

- 1885 days ago -
Two tigers have been welcomed into a new home at London Zoo as part of a multi-million pound project to boost numbers of the critically endangered species.

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Kit B (276)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:46 am

Looks good. Better to preserve and protect their natural habitats.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:53 am
I saw this yesterday on TV It looked like the tigers were very happy with their surroundings very natural Mind you London Zoo is an exceptional zoo Im sorry to say not all Zoos are like this in the world

Noted thanks

. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:22 am
Sounds good..ty Cher

Nicole W (646)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:59 am
wish all zoos were like this, thank you Cher

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:27 pm
noted,thank youj

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:43 pm

Dianne D (490)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:52 pm
Hate zoo's. They put profit before lives. These lions, tigers, elephants all need to be in a sanctary not not stared at by millions of human eyes.

Tom R (23)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:58 pm
Really dont like zoos for tigers (because sanctuaries or wildlife areas have more room for them and similate their habitat or possibly help breeding them for species/preservation. Would like to see more of these versus a zoo (which is small area for them) but alas if it helps them and they get released into a protected area, would approve of the idea. Alas, they are endangered now.

S S (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thank you.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:04 pm
Mam nadzieję, że będą miały dobre warunki w tym zoo.

michelle t (41)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:21 pm
Well done.I don't like zoos but this looks like a good one

. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:57 pm
I have faith in the London Zoo that they will do right by these tigers.

Marcel E (347)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:53 pm

pam w (139)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:01 pm
Dianne D...."Hate zoo's. They put profit before lives. These lions, tigers, elephants all need to be in a sanctary not not stared at by millions of human eyes."

+++++++++++ Really? And do you not know that sanctuaries DO NOT BREED ANIMALS? And, in order to prevent the breeding of their captives, they CASTRATE animals? So every animal YOU want to ship off to some ''sanctuary'' will be lost to the genetic pool....forever!

Do you not know that ''sanctuaries'' aren't inspected/regulated?

Do you not care?

Anne the above. "SANCTUARIES" are not places of conservation.....

Christeen A (368)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:32 pm
This sounds like very good news. Thanks for sharing.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:52 pm
Obviously 2 lucky ones there! Thx Cher! Who knows what their fate would be elsewhere.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:25 pm

Lisa W (143)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:00 pm
I really hope it is as good as it looks, these beautiful animals deserve the best! Thanks Cher!

Jason S (50)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 7:51 pm
Good posting, thanks

Julie F (68)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:11 pm
noted! ty!

Lynn S (235)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:15 pm
And who says cats don't like water? It looks like Jae Jae is quite content in his new digs but it is such a pity that he cannot live free because of human greed destroying his natural habitat and posing poaching problems.

janet f (29)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:20 pm
Is the objective to breed and reintroduce these animals to the wild or just breeding to ship to other zoos? We've allowed these animals to get to the point where there isn't really a safe place for them in the wild; and this is so sad.

Sherri G (128)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:44 am
It is a shame that the only way we can save these tigers is to put them in a zoo since we are the invaders not the tigers. The problem is humans have little regard or respect for whose home we are taking when we cut down forests and build settlements in the tigers' home. I know there are brilliant young technical science students and engineers that could solve this problem. Governments shoud fund technical degree students to come up with answers to protect the tigers. Zoo is better than letting them go extinct but it should be the last resort after everything else was tried including new ideas by young people.

Carol H (229)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:53 am
noted, thank you Cher

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:35 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:12 am
Its nice and all, but, I think that they should put a human exhibit with a family living there 24/7 so that people will understand what it really feels like to be in an enclosure that you can never leave!

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:03 am
Most western zoos would be much better for animals than Asia.
Those Assians don't care about animals and/or environment.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:20 pm
it's a crying shame there are only 300 left. I don't like zoos but the London zoo seems promising
Still they don't have much privacy from staring eyes

Diane L (110)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:39 pm
Pam W., I agree with you for the most part, but many sanctuaries do breed the animals in their care. Many are far FROM being sanctuaries, even though they claim to be just that. Seems it's almost every day that we read about a sanctuary or a rescue where the operators/handlers are charged with neglect or even cruelty and abuse.

Ruth S., what you suggest has existed for some time. They call them TV reality shows. The only difference in what you suggest is that they can leave when or if they want. With respect to zoos and decent sanctuaries, most inhabitants there wouldn't WANT to leave if they understood the alternatives.
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