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Watch: Tiger Gets ‘Scared’ By Sloth Bear In Forest F2F Encounter

In an unusual face-to-face encounter, a tiger taking a stroll in the forests looked scared after seeing a slot bear coming closer towards it. The tiger sat down after the sloth bear stood on its hind legs. Watch this video.

VIRAL VIDEO: Sloth Bear Scares Away Tiger In Forest

A sloth bear came face to face with a tiger. Raising its forelimbs, the bear could scare away the tiger.

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Is There A Ray Of Hope For Tigress Sundari's Fate ?

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to the uncertainty over the fate of tigress Sundari who has been spending a lonely life in an enclosure for the last two years. Since November 2018, the tigress brought to Odisha from Bandhavgarh National Park of Madhya Pradesh, is lodged at an enclosure at Raiguda under Satkosia […]

7 more big cats test positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

New York:  Four tigers and three lions have tested COVID-19 positive at the Bronx Zoo in New York, authorities announced, weeks after a Malayan tiger at the facility was confirmed positive and six other big cats were said to be exhibiting similar symptoms. On April 5, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the New York […]

Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York's Bronx Zoo
Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York's Bronx Zoo

New York: A tiger in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. The four-year-old female Malayan tiger named Nadia, as well as three other tigers and three African lions, “developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover”, the BBC reported. […]

Tigress Keeps Guard As Cubs Drink Water, Twitter Amazes

New Delhi: The heartwarming photo of a Tigress with her four cubs went viral on the social media which shows a mother tiger keeping guard while her four cubs quench their thirst at a watering hole. The photo was shared by an IFS officer Parveen Kaswan with the caption: “The #family which drinks together, stays […]

Odisha To Take Another Shot At Tiger Relocation In Satkosia Reserve

Angul: After almost one-and-a-half years since the first-ever inter-State tiger translocation project was launched in Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul, but had to be put on hold after it triggered protests by locals over alleged attacks by relocated tigress Sundari; the Odisha Forest department is planning to re-launch the project once again. As per reports, […]

Column: Of Sundari and the Future of Project Tiger

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Sundari, the Royal Bengal tigress who was brought to the Satkosia tiger reserve from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh under the first-ever inter-state tiger translocation project in the country last year, remains confined to her enclosure after a brief period of independence when she was allowed to roam free […]

Hrithik, Tiger's 'War' Crosses Rs 100 Crore-Mark

Mumbai: It’s been only three days since “War” was released and the film has entered the Rs 100-crore club. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Saturday tweeted: “‘War’ Hindi: Wednesday Rs 51.60 cr, Thursday Rs 23.10 crore, Friday Rs 21.30 crore. Total: Rs 96 crore…Tamil + Telugu: Wednesday Rs 1.75 cr, Thursday Rs 1.25 crore, […]

Op-Ed: Odisha Needs New Tiger Reserves But Challenges Ahead

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The proposal of Odisha and Chhatisgarh to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to notify the Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary as a tiger reserve is a welcome move but the state government needs to move with caution in this regard after its recent experience in Satkosia which is our second tiger reserve […]

Odisha Likely To Go For Big Cat Census Next Summer!

Bhubaneswar: Hinting that the State government will carry out another tiger census in next summer season, Odisha Chief Wildlife Warden Ajay Kumar Mohapatra today stated the tiger census carried out by the central agencies have ignored many forest divisions where big cats have been spotted. A controversy has emerged after the Central government claimed in […]

Riteish Deshmukh joins Tiger and Shraddha in 'Baaghi 3'

Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh has joined the cast of the forthcoming action drama “Baaghi 3”, which features Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who backs the “Baaghi” franchise, said he was thrilled to have the actor on board. “Ritiesh has been a part of my ‘Housefull’ franchise and now he joins the ‘Baaghi’ […]

Carcass of 'Royal Bengal Tiger' found in Bargarh forest

Bargarh: A carcass suspected to be that of a Royal Bengal tiger was recovered at Damodarpada jungle near Khajuria village under Bhatli Forest Range on Sunday. Sources said, the big cat might have been killed by poachers as the nails and teeth were missing while its head was also found to be detached from the […]

Tiger spotted at one more location in Odisha: PCCF

Kalahandi: Good news for environmentalists and animal lovers, as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF ) Sandeep Tripathy today informed that a tiger has been spotted in one more location in Odisha. Some traces suggest the presence of a tiger in Karlapat forest range in Kalahandi district, though it is yet to be confirmed whether […]

Tiger skin racket busted in Sambalpur

  Sambalpur: In a joint operation, the Crime Branch and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau officials busted a tiger skin racket in Kisinda area of Sambalpur today. The officials have arrested two persons and seized a leopard skin from their possession. Both of them are suspected to be hunters, informed sources. As per sources, after killing […]

Tiger census begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The biennial census of the big cat began today across different forests of Odisha, forest officials said. The census will continue till February 22 and more than 900 cameras will be used to carry out he census, they said. The state government has joined the National Tiger Census Authority (NTCA) to count the big […]

Tiger Census in Odisha from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The week-long annual Tiger census in Odisha will be undertaken in all forest divisions from tomorrow, informed Secretary, Forest and Environment, Suresh Mohapatra on Thursday. Official sources said, nearly 900 cameras will be installed at several forest divisions to count tiger population using the camera trap and other indirect evidence methods like pug identification […]

Tigress Rebati dies of old age at Nandankanan zoo

Bhubaneswar: A normal coloured tigress named ‘Rebati’ in the Nandankanan Zoological Park died due to old age complications today. “The condition of the animal was not well for the last two months due to old age related ailments and we had admitted her to the ICU of zoo hospital for last 20 days. She died […]

Tiger hunts down monkey at Nandankanan zoo

Bhubaneswar: Even though it is the law of nature, the gory image of a tiger hunting down and preying on a live monkey inside the Nandankanan zoo was something that the visitors least expected. The incident occurred when a monkey entered the enclosure of a tiger named Bahubali. According to witnesses, soon the tiger chased […]

Rehabilitated Satkosia locals a harrowed lot as govt plans home for tiger couple

Angul: New Raigoda is the name of the project built on government land near Saruali village under Nuakheta police limits of Angul district to rehabilitate the villagers of Raigoda, located inside the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The project will also pave way to give natural environs in the core area to a tiger […]

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Tiger population in Odisha: Another number spills out, baffles experts

Bhubaneswar: The number of estimates on count of tigers in Odisha could very well outstrip the actual population of the endangered species in the days to come- and the irony could be, we still may not know it. After the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) came out with its census figures in 2015, it pegged […]

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Odisha's tiger population could be 80, says minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers (RBTs) can be 80 in the state, instead of 40 as estimated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). State Forest and Environment minister Bijayshree Routray gave this figure while replying to a question on the reduction of tiger population in the […]

Bahubali in Nandankanan:  1 of 7 tiger cubs named after Magnum opus

Bhubaneswar: The Bahubali fever has gripped people worldwide  so much that even officials of Nandankanan Zoological Park here named one of the seven one-year old tiger cubs  as ‘Bahubali’ today in a naming ceremony. The other six tiger cubs at the zoo including three females were named as Sahil, Adyasa, Vicky, Chinu, Mousumi and Kundan. Around […]

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Nandankanan Zoo launches online ticketing

Bhubaneswar: On account of the 57th foundation day today, the Nandankanan Zoological Park authorities unveiled a slew of new facilities including online ticketing system to attract more footfalls. The launch of the online ticketing services would allow the visitors to book their tickets by visiting www.nandankanan.org .  As part of this initiative, visitors will be […]

Tiger found in Sundargarh forest

There is good news for wildlife lovers in Odisha. For the first time, a tiger has been spotted in Juniyani forest under Lefripada forest range in Sundargarh district