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Isn’t it surprising that the population of Panthera tigris in India, widely known as the land of tiger is decreasing at such an alarming rate that has led to the  fear of extinction of this glorious  national animal from India.  Famous for its grace, strength, agility and enormous power, this lord of the jungle is in extreme threat of extinction.

Due to illegal smuggling of Tiger Skin and other body parts, there are very few tigers left in the world today. According to the World Census of Tigers, there are only 5000 -7000 tigers in the world today.  Out of which, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar claim to have a population of 3000 to 4500 and India alone claims to have a population of 2500 to 3750. However, a 2008 census held by Government of India revealed that the tiger population had dropped to 1,411. What started as a Royal Sport during the olden times is now a target of Poaching and Depleting Habitat. Our National Animal is fighting for its life!

The population of tiger is not only decreasing because of illegal poaching but also because of continuous shrinking of its natural habitat. If we don’t act now, we’ll loose this beautiful heritage from us. The questions is what we can do??? and How we can save the tiger???

Every little bit helps. You can speak up about the cause. You can write or blog about our tigers. Even staying up-to-date with tiger facts like knowledge of tiger sanctuaries, their population, news updates, etc. helps. You can also donate money to NGOs working for the cause, like WWF-India.

Tiger Facts

  • From around 40,000 tigers at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India.
  • 2009 was the worst year for tigers in India, with 86 deaths reported.
  • There are 37 Tiger sanctuaries in India. However, 17 sanctuaries are on the verge of losing their tiger population.
  • Corbett National Park is the oldest tiger park in India. It was created in 1936 as ‘Hailey National Park’.  The Kanha National Park’s lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel, The Jungle Book.
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An extraordinary cat was found in Qingyan province , China. It sprouted a pair of fur-covered wings on his back during a hot-weather spell look like an angel.

The wonderfully strange kitty has now become the most interesting thing to be beheld not for only people around that area who came visited the unusual angel- winged cat and fall in love with him but also female kitties .
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One cat owner, identified only as Feng, claimed her pet’s wings were the result of stress from too many females desiring to mate with him.

“At first they were just two bumps,” she told the Mail. “But they started to grow quickly and after a month there were two wings.”

“Many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow,” the kitty owner, Ms. Feng said.

Experts attempt to make an explanation for the growing of the wings of the cat, which they concluded that wings can be explained through several scientific explanations, including leg deformities, huge mats of hair or a condition known as feline cutaneous asthenia or FCA, which causes the cat’s skin to grow in heavy folds on its back or shoulders, online magazine Cryptozoology reported.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in UK said the number of abandoned animals soared 57 percent last year to 11,586 the equivalent of more than 30 a day.

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Britons may have a reputation as animal-lovers but they are increasingly dumping their pets as they struggle to cope with the impact of economic downturn.

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The number of abandoned cats was up by 50 percent and a third more dogs were discarded, the charity said. Horses, farm animals and exotic pets were also being chucked out.

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In addition to the actual numbers being thrown out, there had also been a 52 percent rise in inquiries from the public looking to give up their pets.

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Tim Wass, chief officer of the RSPCA inspectorate, said the cause was “everything to do with the economics about owning a pet” from paying for food to veterinary bills.

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“It’s a huge rise and I’m afraid that we can only point to economics to find a solution to the current problem,” he told BBC radio.
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“It’s affecting pretty much every animal. We’re really struggling to cope at the moment.” Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Britain’s best-known animal refuge centre, located in south London, said in December it was at bursting point after taking in more than a thousand more strays than it had done a year earlier.


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