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  1. Tigers kill zoo visitor after gate left open

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bled to death. His 17-year-old son, who was attacked by three tigers, was rescued by zoo workers in two rescue vehicles. 'The boy was numb with shock,' one member of the rescue team ... the Siberian subspecies and four Bengal white tigers. There were five tigers in the enclosure at the time. Lying in wait Zoo workers say male Siberian tigers born in 2007 attacked father and son ...

  2. Shenyang zoo 'starved tigers to get funds'

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A northeastern Chinese zoo, where 11 Siberian tigers died from malnutrition, reportedly starved the endangered animals to obtain financial subsidies from the local government. A senior employee with the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in the capital city of northeast Liaoning province was yesterday quoted by the Nanfang Daily as saying the zoo, which was deeply ...

  3. Outcry after poachers skin Siberian tiger

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of which are 'rented out' to other zoos, and even circuses, to cover maintenance costs. Only three zoo keepers were employed to oversee 40 hectares of land, which accommodate more than ... The total revenue of the zoo was less than half a million yuan last year. Restaurant owners near the zoo said the park had been selling tiger-bone wine for years, according to the Wuhan Morning ...

  4. Name the tiger competition

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... them out of zoos and retraining them in South Africa so they can fend for themselves in the wild. You can join the naming competition for one of the three cubs (pictured) to be sent to South ...

  5. Tiger project in South Africa suffers setback

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they had had to stop teaching the Shanghai Zoo cubs how to hunt. The halt was called after a suit was filed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Pretoria, which alleged that the project was cruel to domestic animals as the South China cubs were being fed live chicks. The chick-feeding is essential to prepare the mainland zoo cubs for release into the wild. Ms Quan ...

  6. Showing China's tigers a mother's love

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them to nature reserves on the mainland. A key part of this plan was relocating captive South China tigers from mainland zoos to a South African game reserve that Quan established ...

  7. Two hot-blooded female tigers await South China stud

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It must be nice being a stud and only one of an estimated 100 South China tigers left in the world. This 41/2-year-old tiger from Shanghai, part of a breeding programme run by the mainland NGO Save China's Tigers, will transit through Hong Kong on Monday on his way to South Africa. From his tiny quarters at a mainland zoo, the heavily pampered stud will be taken ...

  8. Saving China's tigers

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorised the supply of cubs from Chinese zoos'. In fact, the US$100,000 per year that we pay to the Chinese Wildlife Research and Development Centre is earmarked for restoration of the Chinese ...

  9. The Siberian tiger

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... about 200 in the wild, and there are about 250 in zoos across the world. Hunting machine The Siberian tiger is about 1 metre tall and 2 metres long. They are hunters, or predators. This means ...

  10. Claws and paws

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina Although the notion of captive animals on the mainland may conjure nightmarish images- torturous conditions at Chengdu Zoo and Guangzhou's central market spring to mind- the Siberian Tiger Park outside Harbin in Heilongjiang province provides a respite. Roughly 300 big cats enjoy plenty of roaming space in about 36 hectares of flat grassland. For a 50 yuan ...




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