POLL: Should the keeping of big cats as pets be banned?

When a Florida private school featured a caged tiger at prom this year, animal rights advocates were aghast. The tiger paced nervously as fire dancers juggled torches outside his cage, surrounded by sparklers and hundreds of Christopher Columbus High School students. “This tiger’s not celebrating. This tiger’s not having a party,” Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill […]

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POLL: Should the use of wild animals in entertainment be banned?

If prom ideas could be graded, this one definitely deserves an “F”. During the “Welcome to the Jungle”-themed Christopher Columbus High School prom in Miami on May 11, live, exotic animals were put on display. These included a lemur, two macaws, an African fennec fox – and a tiger that was rolled out in a […]

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Cambodia’s banteng-eating leopards edge closer to extinction, new study finds

For Cambodia’s last remaining Indochinese leopards (Panthera pardus delacouri), extinction could be just around the corner, a new study has found. The only breeding population of this leopard subspeciesin Cambodia is believed to occur within a large protected area complex in a part of the country called the Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL). But in just […]

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Everyday Extinction: An Instagram Campaign Raising Awareness of Species Extinction

The current rate of biodiversity loss has thrust the world into a sixth extinction event and much of the blame falls on humanity, as does the responsibility for combating the severe losses. Raising public awareness on the rapid extinction of species is one of the most important actions we can take. In response to this […]

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Success! Scotland Bans Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses

Animal advocates are celebrating another major win for animals used in entertainment following news that Scotland has banned wild animals in traveling circuses. This week, the Scottish Parliament passed the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced on ethical grounds earlier this May by Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and […]

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After tragic shooting of escaped tiger, should France ban circus animals?

Within just a few days last month, both Italy and Ireland banned the use of performing animals in circuses on a national level, joining 11 other members of the European Union that have already done so. France, unfortunately, is not one of those countries. A couple of weeks later, an 18-month-old tiger named Mevy escaped […]

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Tigers sun bathing in Tadoba

As my safari vehicle drove into Tadoba National Park for one last time on this trip, I couldn’t help but replay in my mind, all the fantastic sightings that Matt and I had been blessed with, over the days that we had been here. Matt’s first Tiger sighting happened in the Junone buffer zone. We […]

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A quiet day in Tadoba National Park

As the late morning sun got hotter, the Tigress mom, Choti Tara led her cubs into the shaded undergrowth farther away from us and soon disappeared. As we prepared to move to a different area of the Tadoba National Park, this handsome Spotted Deer Stag emerged from the lantana and we framed him when he […]

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POLL: Should the use of animals in circuses be banned?

Animal advocates are celebrating another major victory after the announcement that Italy is going to phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows. According to Animal Defenders International (ADI), Italy has one of the largest circus industries in the world with an estimated 100 circuses and about 2,000 animals. The phase […]

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Tigress and her favourite son in Tadoba

The spectacular sighting of the Tigress (Choti Tara) with her cubs in Taboda National Park will remain etched in our memories forever. I also observed that one of the cubs was more attached to the Tiger mom and she also seemed to be more caring towards it. This lead me to infer that Choti Tara […]

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