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Aging Tiger Has Groundbreaking Arthritis Surgery

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March 19, 2013
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Tacoma the Siberian tiger is the ripe old age of 13 and his golden years have been painful. The big cat has debilitating arthritis and walks with a bad limp. But, his caretakers gave the cat a groundbreaking surgery to relieve the aches.


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Daddy Tiger Brings Up Cubs

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NDTV (Mar. 19, 2012) — In Ranthambhore, somehting most unusual and unexpected is taking place. A male tiger is bringing up two orphaned cubs. The cubs were orphaned after their mother died of an illness. But as far as tiger history goes, this is the first documented case of cubs being cared for by a tiger who is believed to be their father.
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"Sky-Rocketing" Tiger Trade Blamed on Growing Asian Wealth

"Sky-Rocketing" Tiger Trade Blamed on Growing Asian Wealth

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 12, 2014) — A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat. Alan Rabinowitz, who runs the Panthera conservation group, blames the growing wealth of many Asian countries for the problem, saying tiger parts are viewed as a status symbol. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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First Tiger Cub in 17 Years Born at London Zoo

First Tiger Cub in 17 Years Born at London Zoo

Reuters (Oct. 2, 2013) — Birth of tiger cub at London Zoo is captured on hidden cameras in the Sumatran mother tiger's den. Sharon Reich reports.
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Baby Tiger Born at London Zoo

Baby Tiger Born at London Zoo

AP (Oct. 2, 2013) — Hidden cameras captured the birth of the London Zoo's first tiger cub in 17 years. The cub was born to five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati on September 22 and won't be shown to visitors for a few weeks.
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