Mexico seizes 10 tigers, 5 lions in cartel-dominated areaApril 22, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico said Saturday they have seized a huge collection of exotic animals including 10 tigers, six jaguars, five lions and other species in a cartel-dominated town.
As tiger count grows, India’s Indigenous demand land rightsApril 9, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — It was a celebratory atmosphere for officials gathered just hours away from several of India's major tiger reserves in the southern city of Mysuru, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday to much applause that the country's tiger population has steadily grown to over 3,000 since its flagship conservation program began 50 years ago after concerns that numbers of the big cats were dwindling.
Police search for tiger stolen from home in northern MexicoMarch 29, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Northern Mexico has developed such a habit of exotic animals and violence, that people not only keep tigers as pets, they steal them.
Prosecutors in the violent northern state of Sonora said Tuesday they are searching for a full-grown Bengal tiger named Baluma.
Tiger cub rescued in New Mexico finds new home in ColoradoFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate last month now has a new home in Colorado.
Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, where the 4-month-old cub has been receiving care, told the Albuquerque Journal that he was transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.
Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully capturedJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African animal welfare officials on Monday successfully sedated and captured a tiger that was spotted roaming a residential area to the east of the capital Johannesburg.
Guards monitoring security cameras on an office building in the Johannesburg suburb of Edenvale say they spotted the big cat early Monday and took part in its capture during which officials used darts containing sedative.
Broome’s season-high 27 powers No. 16 Auburn to winJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina started a three-guard lineup with no center. Auburn's Johni Broome noticed.
The Tigers' 6-foot-10 center had a season-high 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead No.
Escaped tiger in South Africa found and euthanizedJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tiger that escaped from a private farm in South Africa and attacked a man and killed two dogs and a pig while on the loose for days was euthanized on Wednesday.
Sheba, an 8-year-old female tiger, was shot in the early hours of the morning after being spotted in a residential area near where it escaped in the Walkerville region south of Johannesburg, police said.
Wake Forest spoils No. 19 Clemson’s perfect ACC startJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest ended No. 19 Clemson’s unexpected perfect start in Atlantic Coast Conference play in a style that demands the Demon Deacons start getting more attention of their own.
South Africa: Search on after tiger escapes, attacks manJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa are searching for a tiger that escaped from its enclosure at a private farm near Johannesburg over the weekend, injured a man and killed a dog.
Local media said the man survived the attack but was taken to the hospital.
Tiger cub found in crate to stay at ABQ BioPark for 30 daysJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate is being cared for by the ABQ BioPark zoo, but only for the next month.
Zoo officials tell KOAT-TV the animal, which is estimated to be 3 months old, is very “people-oriented."
Albuquerque police report finding Bengal tiger in dog crateJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police officers responding to reports of a shooting in southeast Albuquerque say they found a young Bengal tiger in a dog crate, but it's not the same animal sought since least year.
Found: Alligator, drugs, guns, money. But where’s the tiger?September 10, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alligator, drugs, guns and money were seized during a raid at two homes in Albuquerque last month, but New Mexico wildlife officials said Saturday they are still searching for a young tiger they believe is being illegally kept as a pet.
Slovakia on alert as tiger escaped from Ukraine seen in parkSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police and local authorities in eastern Slovakia have urged residents to be cautious after a tiger that escaped from private hands in neighboring Ukraine was seen over the weekend in a border area.
Rescued Oklahoma tigers get care in California and new homeJuly 15, 2022 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two neglected tigers rescued from a long-shuttered roadside tourist attraction in Oklahoma are beginning new lives more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away at California’s Oakland Zoo after receiving much-needed medical treatment.
Police haul off big cats, other animals after sanctuary raidJuly 6, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday started hauling away 177 lions, tigers, jaguars and other exotic big cats that were found at an animal rescue center in the mountains on Mexico City’s south side.
Prosecutors: ‘Tiger King’ star trafficked endangered animalsJune 30, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle set to be released on bondJune 28, 2022 GMT
Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors have said that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States.
Bloody toll of Mexican criminals’ fixation on exotic petsJune 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican narcos’ fascination with exotic animals was on display this week after a spider monkey dressed up as a drug gang mascot was killed in a shootout, a 450-pound (200 kilogram) tiger wandered the streets in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, and a man died after trying to pet a captive tiger in a cartel-dominated area of western Michoacan state.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle charged with money launderingJune 6, 2022 GMT
“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States.
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle to face money laundering chargesJune 4, 2022 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Endangered Malayan tiger is new addition to Florida zooMay 10, 2022 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Malayan tiger named Bashir is adjusting to new surroundings after arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as part of a species survival plan, officials said.
3 critically endangered Sumatran tigers lost to animal trapsApril 25, 2022 GMT
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Three critically endangered Sumatran tigers were found dead after being caught in traps on Indonesia’s Sumatra island in the latest setback for a species whose numbers are estimated to have dwindled to about 400, authorities said Monday.
Deputies: Man mauled by tiger at Florida airboat attractionMarch 23, 2022 GMT
OCHOPEE, Fla. (AP) — A tiger mauled a worker Tuesday afternoon at a Florida airboat attraction, officials said.
The attack occurred at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
4 tigers rescued from Argentina get new home in South AfricaMarch 16, 2022 GMT
BETHLEHEM, South Africa (AP) — Four Bengal tigers rescued from years of captivity in a train carriage in Argentina have been released into open-air enclosures in South Africa.
After a journey of more than 70 hours from Argentina, the tigers stepped from their crates into open-air enclosures at the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa's central Free State province.
Man accused of trying to enter tiger cage barred from zooFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say tried to enter the tiger enclosure at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo over the holiday weekend was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment Tuesday.
Matthew Abraham, 24, of Worcester, appeared in court to face charges of misdemeanor trespassing and breaking and entering.
Massachusetts man tries to enter zoo’s tiger cage, arrestedFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Worcester man was arrested Monday for trying to enter a tiger enclosure after breaking into Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.
The Massachusetts State Police said that when questioned, the man only said he was very interested in tigers.
Thai wildlife group says tiger missing a leg needs helpFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Forest rangers in western Thailand are searching a remote jungle on the Myanmar border hoping to rescue a wild tiger with a missing leg from an area where poachers have recently been operating.
Endangered Tigers NFT aims to help big cats by donating to charity, a trend one founder hopes catches on in AsiaJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
A Hong Kong non-fungible token (NFT) project is trying to stand out among a flurry of NFT projects featuring cartoon tigers by using the digital collectibles to support charity.
The Endangered Tigers is an NFT collection of 5,888 cartoon tigers that will be minted on the Solana blockchain.
Lunar New Year: Hong Kong soothsayers say Tiger will be good for Carrie Lam, and people will start travelling againJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
Hong Kong's best known soothsayers agree the Year of the Tiger promises a smooth ride for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, but none is prepared to say if she will lead the city for another five years.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prisonJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge resentenced “Tiger King” Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer.
STORY REMOVED: NV--Vegas Tiger ShowJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Please disregard NV--Vegas Tiger Show, published on January 18, 2022, and datelined in LAS VEGAS. It duplicates material reported in NV--Tiger Sanctuary Proposal.
Montana magician nixes plans for Las Vegas tiger sanctuaryJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
A Montana man has withdrawn a proposal to open a tiger sanctuary in Las Vegas for his magic show.
KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported Tuesday that Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom and other officials confirmed the withdrawal.
India’s tiger population rises to nearly 3,000July 29, 2019 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the tiger count for 2018 on Monday and said it's a "historic achievement" for India, whose big cat population had dwindled to 1,400 about 14-15 years ago.