Bengal tigers in Bangladesh, video

This 29 November 2019 video says about itself:

Swamp Tigers: Rare footage of the royal Bengal Tiger | Free Documentary Nature

This multi-award-winning film documents the life of the most elusive of cats, the royal Bengal, or ‘swamp tigers’ of the Sundarbans. Mike Herd’s painstaking dedication resulted in a mesmerizing film, which shows rare and intimate footage of the last true lord of the jungle. Elaborate night-sight equipment shows a tigress covering a carcass with leaves and we are truly unprepared for the many revelations that follow.

Indian tiger tries to catch wild dog

This 6 January 2020 video from India says about itself:

Tiger tries to Catch Wild Dog (Dhole)

What a sighting! The Black Leopard Safari delivers something quite unexpected: a Tiger chasing an Indian Wild Dog, or Dhole, along the road. This Dhole knew exactly where the line was, and stayed just on its side of it. It was shouting the warning to all the other Dogs in the area, as well as any other living thing that there was a Tiger on the move. It is not easy to find two predators together and interacting, so this was a very special sighting indeed!

Tiger coming, monkeys sound alarm

This 23 March 2020 video says about itself:

Monkeys Sound Alarm of Nearby Tiger | Life | BBC Earth

These langur monkeys are on high-alert for any sign of predators – but in a forest full of distraction, it’s almost impossible to tell how close the danger is.

Nearly 15,000 miles of new Asian roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, deepening the big cat’s extinction risk and highlighting the need for bold new conservation measures now, according to a new study: here.

Indian photographer helps tigers to return

This 21 February 2020 video says about itself:

Meet the Indian photographer who turned his land into a tiger and animal sanctuary

What happens when you buy a plot of land and just let it grow? For Aditya Singh, an Indian photographer, it brought tigers. Singh left his job in the Indian Civil services and moved to Rajasthan near the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Over 20 years, he bought 35 acres of land.

Now, the untouched land has blossomed into a lush green forest patch where tigers have been spotted.

Read more here.

Fossil fuel corporation threatens Sumatran tigers

This 26 December 2019 video says about itself:

Saving Sumatran tigers becomes a challenge amid Indonesia’s coal boom

As Indonesia invests in coal expansion, conservationists say species like the critically endangered Sumatran tiger are losing their territory.

Sekalak village in southern Sumatra lies in one of the last remaining strongholds of the Sumatran tiger, a big cat species that the locals revere as both an ancestral spirit and the guardian of the forest. However, the presence of a coal-mining operation in the area poses a threat to both the tigers and the villagers’ way of life.

Read more here.

Indian tigers’ quarrel, video

This 19 February 2019 video says about itself:

A big male tiger from Chandrapur, India spotted a young submissive male tiger in his territory, and decided to give the young male a good smacking, he eventually left him alone to lick his wounds.

Filmed in: Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India

Credit: Ramya Jois via Viralhog

Trinil tigers, Indonesian Pleistocene tigers

This 30 January 2019 video says about itself:

Trinil Tiger: The Ancestor Of All Known Indonesian Tiger Subspecies?

Panthera tigris trinilensis

Temporal range: Pleistocene

Panthera tigris trinilensis, known as the “Trinil tiger”, is an extinct tiger subspecies dating from about 1.2 million years ago that was found at the locality of Trinil, Java, Indonesia. The fossil remains are now stored in the Dubois Collection of the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Although these fossils have been found in Java, the Trinil tiger is probably not a direct ancestor of the Javan tiger. The Trinil tiger probably became extinct 50,000 years ago.

The Bali tiger was also not closely related to the Trinil tiger because of their time differences. It is thought that it might have been a bit smaller than the Bengal tigers and similar to the Indochinese tiger’s size.

The Trinil tiger was the oldest form of a tiger that lived 1.66 million years ago in Indonesia, particularly in Java, … according to some zoologists, it could be the ancestor of all known Indonesian subspecies. Perhaps, East Asia was a center of the origin of Pantherinae.

The oldest tiger fossils found in the Javanese Early Pleistocene show that about two million years ago, tigers were already quite common in East Asia. However, the glacial and interglacial climatic variations and other geological events may have caused repeated geographic changes in the area.

Food competition among large carnivores is a major incentive to increase body weight, so that this Pleistocene subspecies’s weight was slightly less than today’s Bengal tigers and weighed about 150 kg.

The reasons behind its extinction are not well understood.

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