News tagged with bengal tigers

White tiger mystery solved

White tigers today are only seen in zoos, but they belong in nature, say researchers reporting new evidence about what makes those tigers white. Their spectacular white coats are produced by a single change ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Fears for South Africa's lions

Lions may be the well-reputed kings of the savannah, but South Africa's lucrative trophy-hunting industry means the regal cats are more likely to know the inside of a paddock ringed with an electric fence ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Bengali forests are fading away

Rapid deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans, resulting in as much as 200m of coast disappearing in a single year.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Nesting turtle numbers fall in South Asia

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the low number of turtles arriving on the coast of east India and Bangladesh for the nesting season, blaming overfishing and climate change for the decline.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Ecology
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Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.

dateOct 21, 2011 in Ecology
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US police kill escaped lions, tigers and bears

Police in the US state of Ohio shot dead dozens of lions, tigers, bears and wolves in a frantic hunt after the owner of an exotic farm freed the dangerous animals and then killed himself.

dateOct 20, 2011 in Ecology
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