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National Symbols of India

Go native in tiger country

When most people think of travelling in Nepal, they conjure up images of trekking in the snow-capped Himalayas or visiting the temples of Kathmandu. But there is another side to Nepal, a much flatter and greener zone.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

On the watch

Young Asians have supported the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon by occupying their own cities in the past month. Whether or not one supports these Occupy movements, what's unmistakable is the fact that it is not just the bottom rungs of our society who are dissatisfied with the status quo.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Of a different stripe

In the newly opened Tiger in Asian Art exhibition at Asia House in London there is a lithograph of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot defeating the Chinese troops at the Battle of Amoy in the First Opium War of 1841.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Tigers kill zoo visitor after gate left open

A man was mauled to death by a group of Siberian tigers after he and his son walked into the animals' enclosure in a wildlife park in Shaanxi on Sunday, mainland media reported yesterday.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

No more killing tigers

The world's tiger population is shrinking. Why are tigers facing extinction? And what can humans do to save them?

Poachers kill tigers for their skins, which are used to make expensive coats. The coats keep rich people warm. But they are totally unnecessary. There are plenty of alternatives.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

Shenyang zoo 'starved tigers to get funds'

A northeastern Chinese zoo, where 11 Siberian tigers died from malnutrition, reportedly starved the endangered animals to obtain financial subsidies from the local government.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Unleash the Tiger in you

Tigers have not been sighted for more than 50 years near Hong Kong, nor anywhere else in South China for some 20 years. But this year, their influence will be felt everywhere.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Fight the natural order

Most cats hate water, it's true. But not all cats are hydrophobic.

Take Odin, the white Bengal tiger, from Six Flags park in San Francisco, California. He just loves to 'fish' for meat in his pool. His trainer tosses chunks of horsemeat into the water for Odin to 'fetch' and the tiger holds his breath, closes his nostrils, folds his ears, and goes diving.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Tigers are the world's biggest cats. They are fierce and sometimes kill people. Let's take a closer look at the kings of Asia

Top of the food chain

Tigers have no enemies except man. They are the top dogs of the food chain. These cats must eat meat in order to live. They are great hunters. They can grow very big and can weigh up to 300kgs.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Endangered species in photos just a paper tiger

Authorities in Shaanxi have finally conceded that a set of suspicious photos of an endangered South China tiger are fake and have arrested the farmer who produced them.

Thirteen officials have also been sacked or penalised in a bid to end the months-long controversy.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am