Thailand’s Tiger Temple

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A tiger jumps while being trained at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, February 25, 2016. Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple, dogged for years by talk that it supplies the black market and mistreats its animals, is fighting to keep the big cats after wildlife authorities rejected a bid to extend a zoo licence that expired in 2013. The Buddhist temple, home to more than 100 tigers, has been investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and wildlife activists have accused it of illegal breeding of the animals. Thai wildlife authorities have sent ten of the temple’s tigers to a wildlife sanctuary. But the temple, which bills itself as a wildlife sanctuary, has denied links to illegal trafficking, and wants to hold on to its tigers. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters) Continue reading »

Goat Put In Tiger Enclosure As Lunch, Steals Tiger’s Bed And Becomes Boss

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Photo by A. Fedoseev / Siberian Times

An unlikely friendship has blossomed between a tiger and a goat at a Russian safari park.

The goat was originally put in the Siberian tiger’s enclosure as his lunch, but the big cat refused to hunt him, leaving staff at the safari park ‘stunned’. Amur the tiger has even been booted out of his shelter by the cheeky goat, who occupied his bed when he entered the enclosure, forcing Amur onto the roof. Continue reading »

White Bengal Tiger Cubs in Novosibirsk Zoo

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A white Bengal tiger cub plays with its mother in a zoo in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Two blue-eyed Bengal tiger cubs were born in March to a couple of white tigers at Novosibirsk zoo. (Photo by Ilnar Salakhiev/AP Photo)
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A Tiger Temple in Thailand

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A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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Tiger Shark: Close Up

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These jaw-some images show what its like to look inside the mouth of a tiger shark. Captured in amazing detail, the unique pictures show the alien-like anatomy of the shark and reveal rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth and white coloured gills. The incredible photographs were taken when a curious shark began to inspect the camera of British born photographer, Adam Hanlon, 46. After sensing electronic impulses omitted by Adams camera, the inquisitive creature began to gently mouth at the cameras housing allowing him capture the unusual perspective. Continue reading »

Siberian Tiger Cubs at Zoo

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Siberian tiger cubs are seen at a zoo in Shiyan City, central China’s Hubei Province, June 10, 2014. The tiger cubs were born on May 2. (Photo: Xinhua/Zhang Xinjun) Continue reading »

Argentina Tiger Triplets

Argentina Tiger Triplets
Three month old white Bengal tigers cubs play inside their enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo, Argentina, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger at the zoo, gave birth to two females and one male, white tiger cubs on January 16, 2014. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)
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Indonesian Man Best Friends with 28 Stone Bengal Tiger

Indonesian Man Best Friends with 28 Stone Bengal Tiger
Mulan Jamilah, a 6-year-old Bengal tiger, kisses caretaker Abdullah Sholeh, 33, in the garden beside their home on January 20, 2014 in Malang, Indonesia. Abdullah Sholeh of Malang, Indonesia is an Islamic student who has become best friend and a full-time nanny to the tiger. Mulan’s owner, Noer Muhammad Sholeh, 51, asked Abdullah to take care of the tiger when it was a 3-month-old cub at Dilem Village, Kepanjen District, Malang, East Java. Abdullah Sholeh regularly sleeps, plays and fights with the huge tiger. The pair are so inseparable, he often shuns his own bed to sleep alongside the big cat in her enclosure. Mulan now weighs 178 kg, is three meters long including the tail and one meter high. For security reasons, they have had to install metal bars to separate them when they are together in the enclosure. Mulan is fed 6kg of chicken or goat meat twice a day. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Tiger Cubs Take Swimming Test at Smithsonian National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs took a swim reliability test at the zoo’s moat in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The two 13-week-old Sumatran male and female cubs named Bandar and Sukacita, were able to keep their heads above water, navigate to the shallow end of the moat and climb onto dry land, passing this critical step. The cubs are ready to explore the yard with their mother, 4-year-old Damai.

Tiger Cubs Take Swimming Test at Smithsonian National Zoo
A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named “Bandar” reacts after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swimming test at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. All cubs born at the zoo must take a swim test before being allowed to roam in the exhibit. Bandar passed his test. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Continue reading »

Maternal Instinct: Lovable Pugs Raising Abandoned Tiger Cubs

Maternal Instinct: Lovable Pugs Raising Abandoned Tiger Cubs

Two abandoned tiger cubs are nursed by a pug at the Oktyabrsky Health Resort in Sochi, Russia. (ITAR-TASS/Barcroft/Daily Mail) Continue reading »

Tiger-Stone: A Fast and Tidy Drafting Brick Road Machine

Tiger-Stone: A Fast and Tidy Drafting Brick Road Machine

Tiger-Stone allows you to build 400 yards of road a day using cobblestone. This doesn’t automatically sort, cut and arrange the bricks in patterns. It just lays them. Someone needs to put the right bricks in the right places at the top. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Incredible Tiger Wrangler Ashley Gombert

Photo of the Day: Incredible Tiger Wrangler Ashley Gombert

South African Wrangler Ashley Gombert interacts with Shosho, a 250kg male tiger at the Seaview Lion Park on April 25, 2012 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Barcroft)

Photo of the Day: White Bengal Tiger

Photo of the Day: White Bengal Tiger

A white Bengal tiger yawns at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, and several hundred are in captivity worldwide. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Tiger and Turtle

Tiger and Turtle

‘Tiger and Turtle,’ which looks like a roller coaster, is illuminated in Duisburg, Germany. The sculpture was designed by Heike Mutter und Ulrich Genth. Creators of the two million euro project say ‘The roller coaster stands for acceleration and high speed of a tiger but the visitor has to explore it step by step like a turtle.’ 40 visitors at a time can enjoy the views from 85 meters over the Ruhr region via 249 steps, but the loops are inaccessible. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Tiger Games

Photo of the Day: Tiger Games

Two-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs play at their enclosure in Prague Zoo. (Petr Josek/Reuters) Click image to zoom.

Tiger Mom

Tiger Mom

Two-year-old chimpanzee “Do Do” feeds milk to “Aorn,” a two-month-old tiger cub, at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters) Continue reading »