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S.Africa big cat expert attacked by tiger

A South African conservationist and filmmaker was in intensive careon Thursday after being attacked by a tiger at a reserve where he breeds the big Asian cats. John Varty suffered several puncture wounds and two broken ribs after being attacked while filming on his Tiger Canyons farm in the central Free State, which he set up to create…

India’s tiger population on the rise for the first time in years

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India, home to most of the world’s wild tigers, on Monday reported a rise in the animal’s numbers for the first time in years, in a rare piece of good news for conservationists. The tiger census found 1,706 of the animals in India last year, compared…