Asian Tiger Population on the Uptrend

January 1, 2013 / No Comments

Of course, our wildlife is fighting for its existence, but it seems there is hope. We have begun hearing good news from the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Asian tiger of late. The WCS reports that Asian tiger numbers are increasing across Asia, particularly in southwestern India. The report adds that the animals have been leaving their protected habitat due ...

Wild Cats Still Face Huge Risk of Poaching in Malaysia

May 18, 2012 / No Comments

Persistent poaching is having damning impact on the wildlife of Malaysia. Despite all the measures taken to conserve its tiger population, poaching continues to threaten the wild cats' very existence in the country. Malaysia is part of the 12 tiger range countries of the world. Two years back, it  formulated plans to tackle the problems that led to the decrease in ...

Actress-animal rights activist Tippi Hedren to look after Michael Jackson’s tigers

June 28, 2009 / 2 Comments

Tippi Hedren, actress and animal rights activist, says she will take care of the two tigers that lived on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. “We have so suddenly lost,” Tippi Hedren was quoted as saying, “one of the most beautiful and enchanting entertainers on our planet.”

Masterstroke, Sachin Tendulkar Dedicates a Grand Knock for Tiger Conservation

March 23, 2009 / No Comments

Cricket is a unifying religion in India, a nation of vast religious and cultural diversities and Sachin Tendulkar its undisputed demigod. The greatest modern batsman the game has ever seen— and a man carrying a billion hopes and expectations every time he walks out to the center, has come out for the first time in support of the Tiger Conservation ...

Flipper the Dolphin Says Hello to Tony the Tiger

March 10, 2009 / No Comments

It's not their real names. The tiger's name is Vallejo Akaasha which is Californian for Tony. The dolphin's name is Maverick which is Californian for Flipper. The two characters met at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Flipper spoke to Tiger - see the bubbles?

Blood Transfusion Attempted on Tiger Cub

November 23, 2008 / No Comments

Veterinarians in central India carried out a blood transfusion on a 7-month old wild tiger that had been beaten by angry villagers. The blood for the female tiger was forcefully donated by captive adults in a zoo. The reason for all the hubbub is that India's wild tiger population is on the decline. 100,000 a hundred years ago to 3,600 six ...

Beauty and the Beast – Water Dancing

October 26, 2008 / No Comments

I thought cats were afraid of the water. I thought big cats were big afraid of the water. Apparently not. A one-year old tiger jumped in with a female trainer to do a water dance in South Carolina. Yeah! If she called me into the water to dance, I'd go, too. Wouldn't it be cool if animals and people could 'dance' ...

Teaching Wild Animals to Swim

August 26, 2008 / 13 Comments

For all those that thought cats can't swim we have news for you. They can if they are being taught, and that's exactly what Dr Bhagavan Antle did for the last 25 years. A young lion cub is being taught how to swim Tiger loves to get his paws wet for a good swim Baby orangutan learns how to swim A swimming tapir, ...

Lion Feeds on Man, Part II

July 22, 2008 / No Comments

  Well, we have already discussed a bit about when tigers eat men here at Greenpacks. And we know who the most fearsome kittens in the world are, too. Not to mention, which celebrity wants to save the giant feline. Can you say Indiana Jones? But, what happens when man becomes dinner for their cousins, the lion? A mentally-ill man in ...

World’s Smallest, Most Fearless Kitten

July 12, 2008 / 4 Comments

Four tiny kittens, known as prionailurus rubiginosus, were born at a zoo in Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. The rusty spotted cats are about the size of a rat when fully grown and weigh a whopping 40 grams, about one third that of kittens of domestic cats. The difference, these little guys don't know how small they are. In the wild, ...