Tigers

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Ligers and Tigons, Oh My! Cat Lineage Littered with Interbreeding
Two big male lions on the hunt. National Park. Kenya.
January 15th, 2016
Modern-day felines may be the ultimate mutts. Turns out, the ancestors of modern-day cats, from lynxes to the domestic Fluffy, interbred across species at many points in history, a new analysis of the feline family tree suggests.
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Photo First: Rare Tiger Family Portrait
Amur tiger family
March 10th, 2015
For the first time, conservationists have spotted an Amur tiger dad leading his family along a snowy trail in Russia's Far East forests.
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Elusive Siberian Tigers Captured in Brilliant Images (Photos)
tigers, wildlife conservation society
May 6th, 2015
The Siberian tiger is a rare beauty, best seen from not too close.
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U.S. 'Pet' Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)
tigers, fun animal facts
February 25th, 2015
Tigers make lousy house pets, and outside of accredited zoos, they are at high risk of abuse — or worse.
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How to Give a Tiger a Root Canal
December 20th, 2013
Having a fearsome bite won't get you out of a root canal. A male Siberian tiger named Marty had to undergo the dreaded dental procedure in his den at Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park after keepers noticed signs of trouble.
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How You Can Help Save Threatened Russian Tigers: Op-Ed
A Siberian tiger male (Panthera tigris altaica).
May 9th, 2013
Is your hardwood flooring derived from dwindling tiger habitat?
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Abandoned Baby Tiger Triplets Thrive with Zoo's Aid
April 22nd, 2015
Three male Amur tiger cubs born in the early hours of April 21 are currently in an incubator after their mother didn’t nurse them.
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Oldest Big Cat Fossils Discovered in Tibet
big cat illustration
November 12th, 2013
On the Tibetan plateau, scientists have unearthed the oldest fossil of a big cat. The fossil is between 4 million and 6 million years old.
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