‘Mayhem’ as authorities try to capture 137 tigers at Thai temple

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Bangkok( CNN) Authorities armed with tranquilizer handguns are still are seeking to capture dozens of tigers at a controversial Buddhist temple in Thailand after temple personnel allegedly set some free to delay the process. “Yesterday was mayhem, ” Wildlife Conservation Office( WCO) director Teunjai Noochdumrong told CNN Tuesday.

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Thai Tiger Temple denies it abused, traded cats

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Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand( CNN) The Buddhist temple accused of abusing dozens of tigers seized by wildlife authorities in Thailandhas denied accusations that it mistreated or traded the animals on the black market. In an exclusive interview with CNN, the temple’s abbot, Luang Ta Chan, was of the view that he felt “sick” when the tigers […]

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Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

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Scientists warn once-common species are disappearing faster than they can be counted as North Americas ash trees join IUCNs list of endangered species due to threat of an invasive beetle Native ash trees, abundant across North America, are on the brink of extinction as an invasive beetle ravages forests, according to the new red list […]

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What you see in this painting says more about you than the kangaroo | Stephen Moss

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Whatever the animal was demonstrating empathy, sexual exploitation or something else one certainty is the human impulse to anthropomorphise It was a photograph that touched the world. An intimate portrait of a succumbing mom kangaroo being gently cradled by her mate, while with her last breath she reached out to caress her innocent baby. Yet, […]

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

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Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australias sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is dividing the close-knit community in half Described by the UN as a zone of spectacular and scenic landscapes, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. […]

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Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’

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Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the worlds fastest land animal – sprinting to extinction, experts have warned Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah the worlds fastest land animal becoming extinct, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that only 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying 9% of […]

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12+ Rare Wild Cat Species You Probably DidnaEUR( tm) t Know Exist

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We all know about lions, tigers, pumas, leopards and even jaguars, but there’s a whole world of wild cats out there, especially a bunch of rare, small and/ or weird ranges that you’ve likely never heard of! Cats evolved into a distinct household( Felidae) roughly 25 million years ago. Since then, they’ve expanded all over […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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