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Virus Spread by Dogs Threatens India's Endangered Tigers

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January 14, 2014
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Already endangered tigers in India are now being affected by a disease commonly found in dogs. The virus has killed four tigers over the past year and there are fears it could get worse. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.


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In the Studio: Prof. Mike Atkinson, Radiobiologist

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Jackie Chan Says 'Stop Buying' Illegal Wildlife Products

Jackie Chan Says 'Stop Buying' Illegal Wildlife Products

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Raw: Sumatran Tiger Cubs Debut at London Zoo

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