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Dog Virus A Catastrophe For India's Tigers

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

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The virus killed at least four tigers throughout Northern and Eastern India in the past year, with the latest fatality occurring just last month at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

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Past Member (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:44 am

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Friday January 24, 2014, 6:50 am
𝖉𝖎𝖉𝖓'𝖙 𝖐𝖓𝖔𝖜 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙! 𝖎𝖙𝖘 𝖆 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖉𝖔𝖌 𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝖉𝖔𝖓'𝖙 𝖉𝖎𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖉𝖊𝖈𝖊𝖆𝖘𝖊. 𝖕𝖔𝖔𝖗 𝖙𝖎𝖌𝖊𝖗𝖘!!. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

pam w (139)
Friday January 24, 2014, 7:07 am
Yet ANOTHER reason to keep tiger populations high....a simple virus can wipe them all out.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:25 am
This is bad, they have enough trouble as it is with poachers and habitat loss!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 12:42 pm
Iwas so hoping that this mutation would just burn out in these unnatural hosts but it looks like it's adapting pretty well...and spreading.
A large population could have absorbed the losses and developed a degree of passive/exposure immunity over time..............
Why now when what animals there are have no defences? Stoopid question! These things just occur in nature. Better question ~ why did we let the populations drop so dangerously low before we mobilised???

. (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:24 pm
What other words can one use beside" tragic"?

S J (130)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:21 pm
poor thing! thanks

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:32 pm
I don't believe its true!

Sandra s (130)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:03 pm
If they treated and controlled their animal population a little better.this would not be a problem.This should have being treated at source before this virus spread among wildlife.

Vivian B (169)
Friday January 24, 2014, 7:43 pm
The dogs of India will never ALL be vaccinated. That said, maybe they could vaccinate the Tigers? That would be a huge chore, but better than loosing ALL the Tigers!
They may not have a vaccination for Tigers. But I'm sure they know how to give them some kind of protection. Surely, they can do something for them other than watching them die this horrible death.
Here's hoping they find some way to help the population recover from this devastating disease!

Sandi C (98)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 6:42 am
noted with sadness.

Sara P (57)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 6:46 am
So, was not enough the human cruelty aginst this amazing creature, now there is also this virus......:(((

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 12:04 pm
N&S.Thank you.

Sherri G (128)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 10:59 pm
Sad sad sad. Noted TY Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday January 27, 2014, 10:43 am
Noted, Very interesting but very sad article. I would never havet thought that tigers could catch a disease from dogs. Dogs can live after disease, but the beautiful tigers cannot! The tigers have enough to deal with just to live, very terrible news!
Thanks for sharing Cher.
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