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The Kenyan parliament has recently passed a new bill that states that anyone found killing or facilitating the killing of any one of the big five will be convicted of a capital offence. Essentially, this Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill calls for a life sentence as punishment for poachers.

Couple Used Tiger Charity

A woman claims money for a charity set up by her and her estranged husband to save Chinese tigers was used to fund their extravagant lifestyle, as she takes her claim for her share of their wealth to the High Court.

White Lion Breeding

White Lions, like White Tigers are becoming increasingly popular in Zoos. There is even talk of 'returning' them to the wild. This borders on the ridiculous because like the White Tiger they are purposely created by man. White Tiger Breeding Is Not Conservation and neither is breeding of the White Lion. As a 'man made', bred to order animal they are not a conservation issue. There is no official studbook for White Lions and talks of re-introduction are as dangerous as they are pointless. T...

Fatal Tiger Attack

A tiger looks out from a cage at the Shanghai Zoo on Dec 17, 2013, as a man passes by. (China Daily/Sun Zhan)

A South China tiger's fatal attack on a keeper at the Shanghai Zoo on Tuesday morning exposes shortcomings in the zoo's management, experts said. Human error always lies behind such tragedies, an expert said, as authorities investigate how the veteran keeper Zhou Jianhua came to be mauled to death by the 9-year-old cat at the zoo's breeding site, a section closed to the public.

Second Tiger Drama For Australia Zoo

 A TIGER handler was reportedly knocked to the ground at Australia Zoo in a show on Friday afternoon in what has been described as the second scare for the Sunshine Coast tourist attraction in a month. Seven News reported on the drama but the Zoo was yet to issue any formal statement. A witness told Seven that "every adult stood and child gasped" after the male tiger apparently "pounced" on the handler. Zoo keepers reportedly had to help the handler out of the e...