We’ve all seen the videos of people who keep tigers or panthers as pets in their homes, or of these animals playing, and it’s easy to forget that these large animals are some of the most deadly predators out there.
Here’s some excellent news from conservationists: after decades of decline, wild tiger populations are beginning to rebound. That’s the consensus that will be unveiled this week at the Third Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, held in New Dehli.
Dude, no. Guzzle all the Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew you want, but in the name of all that is holy, keep your fork away from tiger meat, unlike a certain Chinese man (identified only as "Xu") who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for buying and eating the endangered species three different times. (Could it really…
Holy crap. I'm pretty sure the fence separating the tigers from the humans does absolutely nothing because these tigers can easily out jump it. Look at them gracefully fly in the air and snatch the meat like a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass. These beasts are basically basically comic book superhero versions…
ZSL London Zoo is now home to three cubs belonging to one of the world's rarest big cat species. There are only some 300 Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) still living in the wild. They're classified by the IUCN Red List as "Critically Endangered," because they suffer from habitat loss, territory…
A female tiger has strayed from the confines of India's Corbett Tiger Reserve — and she's developed a taste for human meat. The big cat, who's prowling an area spanning 80 miles, has started attacking humans because she's not able to find enough natural prey.
We've always been speculating about battles between superheroes. We know the outcome of octopus versus shark. At last we have an expert speculating on lion versus tiger. Which one would win?
Before they can become part of National Zoo's exhibit, Sumatran tiger cubs have to show that they can swim in the exhibits moat. Watch two unhappy cubs get their feet—and the rest of their bodies—wet.
One of the world's most famous cryptids is the so-called blue tiger, first sighted in China a century ago. Cryptozoologists have even worked how such a creature might come to be. Here are the real genetics of a (probably) fake animal.
Siberian tigers — aka Amur tigers — are the largest cats alive on Earth. My favorite Siberian tiger description comes from nature journalist John Vaillant, who once characterized them as creatures that possess "the agility and appetite of the cat and the mass of an industrial refrigerator."
We can't decide how we feel about the "Tiger Tug" exhibit at Tampa Bay's Busch Gardens. Regardless of how you feel about zoos or animal captivity, playing tug-of-war with a 450-pound Bengal tiger certainly sounds exciting — and watching video of a tugging match even gives one the impression that the tigers enjoy the…
In case there weren't enough spectral big cats barreling through the world's metropolises, French design firm created Le3 this absolutely sublime projection of a tiger loose in the avenues. Woe to be ailurophobic in the City of Lights!
What do lions and tigers and jaguars see when they look in the mirror? Judging by the reactions of some of these cats at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary, it's something pretty scary. What exactly makes a lion jump like that? Maybe he's having a bad mane day.
Tigers are exceedingly rare. They're also very solitary creatures. So why are there 11 of them gathered in this photograph?
All apologies to your domesticated furball, who I'm sure strikes adorably schizo poses chasing reflected light around your apartment, but come on. They can't measure up against a freaking lioness versus a freaking laser.
Earlier this week, officials at the Tama Zoo in Tokyo ran a tiger containment drill based on the premise that a Siberian tiger had escaped during an earthquake.
CRAFTING is the sort of activity that anyone thinks they can do until they do it. We may have a genetic propensity for making tools, but it is easier to make another meat human than to whittle one from wood. CRAFT IN AMERICA is a 3-part television series from PBS, which is like NPR but for television and without…