Asian tiger mosquito found in Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state officials say that the Asian tiger mosquito which can spread the Zika and dengue viruses has been found in Vermont.
Ming, a tiger rescued in Harlem, dies at Ohio sanctuary
HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A tiger rescued from a Harlem apartment has died at around the age of 19.
Ming found a new home at an Ohio animal sanctuary after being captured in 2003. He had mauled...
White lions join crew of animals at Alabama animal preserve
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An animal preserve in northeast Alabama is now home to two white lions.
Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain recently announced that Bakari and Kimani are settling...
Boston zoo’s beloved 14-year-old white tiger dies
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger has died after a brief battle with cancer.
The Franklin Park Zoo says its tiger Luther was recently diagnosed with an "undifferentiated...
Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died
BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said...
New exhibit featuring Amur tigers opens at Detroit Zoo
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A new exhibit featuring Amur tigers has opened at the Detroit Zoo.
The Detroit Zoological Society says the Devereaux Tiger Forest is home to 2-year-old males, Nikolai...
More than 100 animals seized from roadside zoo in Virginia
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — More than 100 animals, including water buffalo, tigers and lions, have been seized from a roadside zoo in Virginia with a history of complaints.
Sanctuary closure prompts search for new homes for animals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern...
Austria: 2 tiger cubs found in bathtub at apartment
BERLIN (AP) — Two tiger cubs have been found in a bathtub at a Slovakian woman's apartment in eastern Austria, police said Friday.
The little big cats were discovered after an animal...
India’s tiger population rises to nearly 3,000
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals.
Utah man breaks state spearfishing record
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has set a state spearfishing record.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has announced 39-year-old Jacob Hansen of Tooele broke the state record for...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A zookeeper who spent two months recovering from a tiger attack at a Kansas zoo is now back to work.
Topeka zoo director Brenden Wiley told KSNT-TV that Hayden-Ortega...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Lions and tigers and ... yoga?
An animal sanctuary in Sarasota has begun a unique yoga program amid the enclosures housing some of its 50 big cats. The Sarasota Herald...
Topeka Zoo: Protocols weren’t followed before tiger attack
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A veteran zookeeper didn't follow procedures for handling potentially dangerous animals in April when she was attacked at the Topeka Zoo by a tiger , zoo officials said...
PRAGUE (AP) — A court in the Czech Republic has convicted three men of killing critically endangered tigers and illegally trading in tiger products.
PHOENIX (AP) — About 450 sardine-sized fish with a mouthful of sharp teeth have been intentionally released in a remote lake in north-central Arizona.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Tiger and lion pelts seized from wildlife traffickers have been donated to zoos in Topeka and Wichita.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Friday that his office...
HOUSTON (AP) — The ex-owner of a tiger rescued from a filthy cage in an abandoned house in Houston has been charged with animal cruelty.
Nebraska zoo’s new tiger kills its new parrot
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials with the Lincoln Children's Zoo say one of the attraction's new tigers has killed its nearly-new parrot.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the incident...
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials have released into a northern Utah reservoir thousands of tiger muskie fish, a hybrid predator that's popular with anglers and helps keep other species in...
Kitty pool, waterfall make big splash with tigers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rocky cautiously dipped one catcher's mitt-size paw Sunday into the cool water cascading from a rugged-looking stone waterfall into a broad pool where two giant orange...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state report says that safety doors in a Sumatran tiger's enclosure at a Kansas zoo were left unlocked before the animal attacked and injured a veteran zookeeper.
Tiger attacks founder of Arizona nonprofit animal rescue
VALENTINE, Ariz. (AP) — A Bengal tiger attacked a nonprofit animal rescue's founder in northwestern Arizona and will not be put down after the man said it was his fault.
Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error...
Topeka zoo names keeper involved in tiger attack
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care.
Topeka city spokeswoman Mally Hadfield says the woman is stable and was...
Director: Kansas zoo investigating tiger attack
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The director of the Topeka Zoo says a zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger remains in intensive care but her prognosis for recovery is good.
Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m....
Omaha zoo’s Asia exhibit nears completion
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The road to Asia is nearly paved.
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is putting the finishing touches on its 8-acre, $22 million Asian Highlands exhibit, set to open May...
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit zoo in North Carolina says its 10-year-old white tiger choked to death on boneless meat.
The Conservators Center near Burlington said in a Facebook post...
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home.
The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate accused in a murder-for-hire plot (all times local):
SYDNEY (AP) — Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo.
Sydney zoo introduces rare tiger cubs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Testimony has begun in the attempted murder-for-hire trial of an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former candidate for governor.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury selection is underway for an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former candidate for governor who's charged in an attempted murder-for-hire plot.
Woman finds tiger in house, tells dispatch: ‘I’m not lying’
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who called Houston's non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned home told the shocked dispatcher: "I'm not lying."
Tiger found in abandoned home now at sanctuary
Rare tiger killed in UK safari park; 2nd to die in past week
LONDON (AP) — An English safari park says a rare Amur tiger has been killed in a fight with two other tigers.
Longleat Safari Park said Wednesday that female tiger Shouri died in a fight Tuesday after she entered an enclosure where a pair of mating tigers was being kept.
Officials say an investigation has been launched to determine how she managed to enter the enclosure through an unlocked door. Shouri had spent 12 of her 13 years at the park.
Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.
They called the city on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. Authorities nicknamed the tiger "Tyson" after the movie "The Hangover."
Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house
Rare tiger kills prospective mate in London at first meeting
LONDON (AP) — For ten days, the London Zoo kept its newly arrived male Sumatran tiger Asim in a separate enclosure from Melati, the female tiger who was supposed to become his mate.
Zoologists gave them time to get used to each other's presence and smells, and waited for what they felt would be the right time to let them get together. On Friday, they put the two tigers into the same enclosure — and Asim killed Melati as shocked handlers tried in vain to intervene.
Rare tiger gets acquainted with new home at London Zoo
LONDON (AP) — A rare Sumatran tiger is getting acquainted with his new home after arriving at the London Zoo this week.
Asim, from Ree Park Safari in Denmark, was moved to the zoo Tuesday as a new mate for its resident female, 10-year-old Melati.
The zoo's head tiger keeper, Kathryn Sanders, says "Asim is a handsome, confident cat who is known for being very affectionate with the ladies in his life. We're hoping he'll be the perfect mate for our beautiful Melati."
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Havar, Abilene Zoo’s white Bengal tiger, dies
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Havar, the white Bengal tiger that has been one of the Abilene Zoo's star attractions for 9½ years, has died at an age estimated between 18 and 20 years.
An Abilene Zoo statement says the big cat died Friday morning of natural causes in the presence of the zoo's care team. The zoo said that "although Havar was considered geriatric, his death has come unexpectedly."
Dr. Stephanie Carle, the zoo veterinarian, said Havar "was such an incredible tiger and was loved by us all."