Why do tigers have stripes?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Why do tigers have different stripe patterns?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

A camera-trap image of an Amur tiger takes the grand prize at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020.

bbcnews
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Giant panda conservation is failing to revive the wider ecosystem – new study

Pandas have done more to raise awareness of biodiversity loss than any other species. But they may not be good at stopping it themselves.

Jason Gilchrist, Ecologist, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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Experts debunk a few things about ‘Tiger King’

Biologists explain why private zoos like those in "Tiger King" are bad for big cats, what the series got wrong, and what's next for tiger conservation.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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15,000 miles of new roads will cut tiger habitat

Plans to build nearly 15,000 miles of road through tiger habitats in Asia by mid-century will up the risk for the big cat's extinction, researchers warn.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~8 min

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Endangered tigers face growing threats from an Asian road-building boom

A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.

Neil Carter, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Michigan • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Scientists at work: Uncovering the mystery of when and where sharks give birth

Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.

Hannah Verkamp, PhD Student in Marine Biology, Arizona State University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~9 min

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Tiger King: why can't we just release America's captive tigers into the wild?

There are twice as many tigers in the US as there are in the wild. 

Tara Pirie, Postdoctoral Researcher, People and Wildlife Research Group, University of Reading • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Four tiger foetuses found in Indonesian 'poacher' arrests

Sumatran tigers are critically endangered - with fewer than 400 believed to be left in the wild.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 9, 2019 ~2 min

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