Tiger conservation news


This video from the USA says about itself:

FINALLY! A Win For Conservation Efforts To Save The Wild Tiger

11 April 2016

The international efforts to protect the world’s wild Tiger populations appear to be paying off. John Iadarola (ThinkTank) discusses how this story proves government action can have some positive impact in the world. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Orphan Siberian tigress Zolushka now a mother


This video from Russia says about itself:

Zolushka Is the First Rehabilitated Amur Tiger to Give Birth in the Wild!

10 December 2015

WATCH new mom Zolushka, the first-ever rehabilitated Amur tiger to give birth, and her young cubs playing in the wild. Learn all about this new family’s remarkable story of success here.

Zolushka (‘Cinderella’ in Russian) had been found as a cub, almost dead, after poachers had probably killed her mother. She had been freed in 2013.

See also here.

Siberian tiger befriends goat, instead of eating it


This Associated Press video says about itself:

Raw: Russian Tiger Befriends its “Breakfast”

4 December 2015

A Russian safari park is boasting something truly unusual; a friendship between an Amur tiger and a goat that was placed in the tiger‘s enclosure as a meal, but became a companion instead.

More about this is here.

Rare Amur tigress with cubs, video


This video says about itself:

Rare Amur tigress with cubs

24 November 2015

Camera trap video of rarely seen Amur tigers from Russia’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve showing an adult female trailed by three of her big cubs. Video courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society.

See also here.

Animals’ orange-and-black ‘Halloween’ colours


This video says about itself:

Incredibly Rare Siberian Tiger Release

GoPro Video of the Day – Sept. 20, 2013. Meet Zolushka the luckiest tiger in the world. This orphaned Siberian tigress was left to fend for herself when she was only a few months old — her mother likely killed by poachers. Less than 400 of these rare creatures exist in the wild – the survival of the species literally hangs in the balance with each individual animal. IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare worked with partners in far east Russia to rescue and rehabilitate this amazing animal. Watch as this incredibly rare tiger is released and returned to its wild habitat.

From eNature Blog in the USA:

Halloween Fashion: Lots Of Animals Wear Orange And Black This Time Of Year

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It’s almost Halloween, the time for orange and black: orange-and-black costumes, orange-and-black decorations, even orange-and-black candies. People favor these colors because they’re a seasonal tradition—or perhaps because they’ve watched a certain prison drama on Netflix!

But what prompts some animals to cloak themselves in orange and black?

It’s Not Just For Tigers

Probably the best known orange-and-black creature is the tiger, several species of which still run wild in Asia (although there are likely more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than roam wild). Closer to home there are ladybugs, butterflies, dragonflies, and birds that sport the same colors.

Of the birds, the Baltimore Oriole is most famous;a baseball team shares its name and colors; though three other species of North American orioles are mainly orange and black: the Altimira Oriole, the Bullock’s Oriole, and the Hooded Oriole.

The bright orange-and-black coloration of these birds (and the tigers) helps them stand out when they’re in the open and want to be seen. Yet the coloration also helps the animals blend into their natural surroundings when they want to hide. That’s because the orange-and-black pattern breaks up their outline in grasses and trees.

“Look At Me!”

Meanwhile some other species use orange to stand out from the crowd.. For insects such as milkweed bugs and Monarch butterflies, bold orange and black colors flash a warning to would-be predators: “Don’t eat me! I’m poisonous!”. Kind of like too much candy….

After Halloween, most orange-and-black animals disappear from the American scene for the winter, only to return next spring. The decorations and costumes, on the other hand, won’t return until next fall.

Have you seen any other creatures in Halloween colors this fall?

Feel free to share your sightings below!