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Russian Tigers Threatened By Dog Disease


Offbeat  (tags: russian tigers, amur tigers, threatened, dog diseases, distemper, vaccinations, survival )

Simone
- 2837 days ago - newscientist.com
Wild Amur tigers in Russia are falling victim to a viral infection transmitted by stray dogs. The same disease has taken its toll on the lions of the Serengeti, and a mutated version threatens seals around the world.



   

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Stelizan L (258)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 6:00 am
May a cure be found for the 'viral infection' sooner rather than later!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 5:12 pm
Sad.
 

Lyssa C (20)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 5:29 pm
Oh no, like they needed another horror to contend with. Noted with sadness.
 

Carol H (229)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 9:04 pm
sadly noted. thanks Simone
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:55 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Rita White (55)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 7:47 am
noted
 

Ana Zec (9)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 8:32 am
signatur...tnx..
 

. (0)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 10:47 am
It's like there is a curse on saving the tigers of Russia.
 

jennifer t (41)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:51 pm
Hopefully a vaccination will be developed
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 2:13 pm
It seems that the human subspecies 'politician' is also susceptible to distemper. Watch them twitch like spastics on CSPAN...
 

Jane Grasse (53)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 2:30 pm
Too sad
 

Petra M (259)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 2:33 pm
Thanks for the article !
 

Bill Eagle (41)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 6:42 pm
Tigers are endangered and their numbers are much fewer than they have been in the past. This is not good news.
 

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:39 am
How sad. What can be done? right away!
 

Julija S (87)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:30 am
xx
 

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 10, 2011, 5:36 am
Impossible and I have proof!!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 7:34 am
As if they didn't have enough problems!
 

Melanie Andrus (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:47 am
=SEARCH FOR THE CURE and do what's needed to save the dogs AND seals AND tigers NOW!
 

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 10:28 pm
We need to get these diseases under control. I think there are way too many humans in this world who are forcing animals into smaller and smaller spaces that they, the animals are catching these diseases out of stress and such close contact with animals that they shouldn't be in contact with. Reduce the human populations and give the animals their homes back.
 
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