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Mystery behind cats, zebra stripes to be solved?


September 21st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) With the help of a newly-discovered animal gene, the US scientists appear to be closer to unravel the mystery behind origin of cats' stripes.The gene ... Read more...

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Dangerous Liaisons: Wild cats as trophy pets in UAE (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) As many as 3,000 people in the UAE keep wild animals like lions, tigers and cheetahs as pets in their homes, claims a bold documentary by ... Read more...

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Two leopards found dead in UP


March 26th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Two leopards were found dead in the jungles of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, officials said Monday.According to forest officials, the post-mortem report of the wild cats ... Read more...

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Moscow shops selling cat fur coats?


January 16th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow police are checking retail outlets following reports that some of them were selling Chinese fur coats made of domestic cat skins.An animal protection group ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up special tiger protection force


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Karnataka has become the first Indian state to set up a special commando unit for protecting tigers in its dense forests from poachers and hunters, a ... Read more...

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China’s star basketballer rules out London Olympics comeback


September 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Sep 29 (IANS) Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming said here Thursday that there will be no possibility for him to play for China in next year's London Olympic ... Read more...

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Worried at poaching, Rajasthan launching Project Panther


September 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 13 (IANS) Rajasthan is about to launch the Rs.50 million Project Panther, as a large number of these big cats fall prey to poachers or get killed by ... Read more...

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Coolers, sprinklers, glucose to help Delhi Zoo beat heat


May 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Fifty coolers are in place as are special thatched roofs and sprinklers, potatoes have gone off the menu, and melons, cucumbers and mangoes have made ... Read more...

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Tigers in Kanha to be recounted


April 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Jolted into action after the latest tiger census reported that Madhya Pradesh no longer had the highest number of tigers in India, the state government has ... Read more...

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Big B, John in Madhya Pradesh to save tigers (Lead)


December 12th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh to participate in the Save Our ... Read more...

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India, 12 others vow to double tiger numbers by 2022


November 25th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 25 (IANS) A United Nations-led alliance to fight wildlife crime and eliminate threats to wild cats around the world has pledged to double tiger numbers by 2022 in India ... Read more...

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Tiger skins, bones fetch $5 mn annually in black market


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poachers sell about 150 tiger skins every year and the annual turnover of tiger skins and bones in the black market across the globe is some ... Read more...

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Leopard, lion die in Bangalore zoo


October 24th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) A leopard and an aged lion died within 12 hours of each other between late Saturday and early Sunday after prolonged illness in the Bannerghatta Biological Park on ... Read more...

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Tiger found dead in Ranthambore


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) A four-year-old tiger was found dead Friday in Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park and wildlife officials suspect it could have died fighting with another male tiger.The big cat's body ... Read more...

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Study reveals why the leopard got its spots


October 20th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that Rudyard Kipling was right when he came up with an answer to - why leopards have rosette shaped markings but tigers have stripes.He suggested ... Read more...

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Efforts intensified to trap leopards near Tirupati temple


August 6th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Forest officials Friday intensified their efforts to trap two leopards after devotees walking on the footpath to the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh spotted one of them. The devotees, ... Read more...

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Wild cats mimic monkey calls to entice prey


July 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Believe it or not, a wild cat species in South America imitates the call of its intended victim, a squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin, to trap ... Read more...

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Gir lion sanctuary closed due to breeding season


June 16th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sasan (Gujarat), June 16 (ANI): The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, the only home of the Asiatic Lions in Gujarat, on Wednesday closed its doors to tourists for four months to ... Read more...

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Water crisis forces forest officials to set up artificial ponds


May 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), May 4 (ANI): Authorities in Uttarakhand's Rajaji National Park have created artificial lakes and ponds to make water available to animals during the scorching summer.The shortage of water is so ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh villagers kill leopard for alleged trespassing into human settlement


February 21st, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.21 (ANI): In a gruesome incident of violence against wild animals, villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district killed a leopard after it allegedly strayed into their locality on Saturday ... Read more...

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Seven species of rare Indian wild cats caught on film


February 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Reports indicate that one of the world's highest number of wild cat species has been recorded on film in India's Eastern Himalayan rainforest.According to BBC News, seven ... Read more...

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Lion falls into trap meant for man-eater leopard in Gujarat village


February 6th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Suresh SoniJunagadh (Gujarat), Feb.6 (ANI): A lion was trapped in a cage, which was intended to catch a suspected man-eater leopard in a village of Gujarat's Junagadh District on Friday.The ... Read more...

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Forest rangers rescue leopard in Junagadh


November 1st, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jungadh (Gujarat), Nov. 1 (ANI): A leopard that had fallen into an open well in Jungadh district of Gujarat was rescued after a three hour-long operation.A rescue team of forest rangers, including ... Read more...

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Meet Poppy the cat that travelled 100km clinging to underside of car


August 18th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A Kiwi cat reportedly travelled for 100km clinging to the underside of a car.Poppy, a Burmese cat, is believed to have climbed into the undercarriage of a car ... Read more...

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Two leopards rescued in Siliguri


May 24th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 24 (ANI): Forest rangers of Siliguri rescued two leopards from a deep trench on Saturday after a well-planned and executed operation. Reportedly, the locals spotted the 'spotted feline ... Read more...

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Don Haskins takes the “Glory Road” to heaven


May 14th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by GD
"The show must go on..." and so must the game, sometimes even when one of it's brightest star ceases to shine. Much like when legendary coach and stalwart of the American basketball ... Read more...

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Blaze of Glory: Texas Western’s 1966 trailblazing victory


May 14th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by GD
When asked to comment on Don Haskin's role in the historic 1966 Texas Western 'Miners' victory over the University of Kentucky Wild Cats, former Miner Steve Yeller, and current analyst for UTEP ... Read more...

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Ex-follower bashes Chinmoy cult in new book


April 13th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 13 (ANI): An ex-follower of Sri Chinmoy has revealed in a new book that the Queens guru was actually a Svengali-like control freak who told his disciples sex ... Read more...

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Leopard cats kill one


March 10th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Leopard cats, which average the size of domesticated cats, have killed one person and injured at least 25 people in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur district, officials said Tuesday. The leopard ... Read more...

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Search on for wild cats in Madhya Pradesh village


January 4th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) A team of forest officials has been deputed to trace wild cats in the Tarned village of Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district after a leopard was killed by the ... Read more...

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Lucknow Zoo faces space crunch for housing leopards


September 14th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Sept 14 (ANI): Authorities in Lucknow Zoo, that has been a home to many rescued leopards, has been facing space crunch for keeping the animals. Apart from the three big cats, ... Read more...

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Two leopard skins seized in Dehradun


August 15th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, August 15 (ANI): The Wildlife Department in Dehradun has seized three leopard skins and arrested two people in this connection.Acting on a tip off, a Special Task Force arrested Lakshmi ... Read more...

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Two killed in Uttar Pradesh leopard attacks


August 12th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Two or three leopards that have attacked humans are on the prowl in two different parts of Uttar Pradesh. A seven-year-old child was killed while a woman and ... Read more...

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Nepal’s tiger population plummets (Lead)


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Hit by rampant poaching and a rocketing trade in organs, the number of tigers is plummeting in Nepal, that once boasted of the third-largest population of ... Read more...

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Man-eater leopard burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh


May 10th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), May 10 (ANI): Irate residents on Friday burnt alive a man-eater leopard at Bilahar village in Lakhimpur Kheri District in Uttar Pradesh. According to the villagers, the leopard had ... Read more...

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