Starving and injured Sumatran tiger dies in captivity, Indonesian officials report

Starving and injured Sumatran tiger dies in captivity, Indonesian officials report

JAMBI, Indonesia — Conservation authorities in Indonesia have reported the death of a Sumatran tiger captured in October following reports of deadly attacks on people. Officials have linked the death to a suspected local outbreak of African swine fever killing the big cat’s main prey. The adult female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) died on […]

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Sick, smirking, prolific British trophy hunter says he gets ‘thrill’ killing majestic beasts

Sick, smirking, prolific British trophy hunter says he gets ‘thrill’ killing majestic beasts

This is the face of one of Britain’s most prolific ­trophy hunters. Asif Wattoo has killed beautiful animals all over the world. He then boasts about the “thrill” on social media. Animals he has hunted for fun include zebras, African buffaloes, antelope and impala. He has also posed for dozens of pictures with giraffe carcasses. Wattoo, who works […]

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The Amazon’s short-eared dog was thought to be a scavenger. Now there’s video

The Amazon’s short-eared dog was thought to be a scavenger. Now there’s video

In 2016, conservation biologist Holly O’Donnell was striding through the Amazon rainforest in southwestern Peru, recording every mammal she saw or heard while performing a line transect survey for the Peruvian NGO Fauna Forever. A few minutes into her walk, she smelled something fetid. Following the scent several meters off the trail, she found the […]

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