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We studied the interbirth interval (IBI) and litter size of the population of free-ranging Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) in dry tropical deciduous forests in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (RTR), Rajasthan, and Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), Madhya Pradesh, between April 2005 and June 2011. Data on 15 breeding females in RTR and nine breeding females in(More)
The Sundarbans tiger inhabits a unique mangrove habitat and are morphologically distinct from the recognized tiger subspecies in terms of skull morphometrics and body size. Thus, there is an urgent need to assess their ecological and genetic distinctiveness and determine if Sundarbans tigers should be defined and managed as separate conservation unit. We(More)
neoplasm in a White Tiger (neoplasm in a White Tiger (Panthera tigris Panthera tigris)-a case report.)-a case report. ABSTRACT An 18-year-old captive white tiger (An 18-year-old captive white tiger (Panthera tigris Panthera tigris) was evaluated for a progressive growth on the) was evaluated for a progressive growth on the lower eyelid that showed(More)
Reintroduction of the tiger (Panthera tigris) has become imperative to address the extinction crisis and, it also provides new knowledge of the species biology as to how these animals explore and utilize new environments. We studied six reintroduced tigers and three of their offsprings in Panna Tiger Reserve, central India, focusing on exploration strategy,(More)
A total of 431 morbid materials were collected from 43 buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), 110 cows, 115 does and 163 ewes, suffering from various reproductive disorders. These samples comprised 51 abortions, 80 repeaters, 277 endometritis, 8 cervicitis, and 15 vaginitis cases. Additionally, 98 female genitalia showing endometritis from 50 ewes and 48 does were(More)
Human–carnivore interactions often influence carnivore conservation and result in mitigating conflicts. We studied human–tiger (Panthera tigris) conflicts in pastoral villages adjacent to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (RTR), Rajasthan, India for 6 years (2005–2011) and characterized and examined the causes of conflicts. We recorded 113 human–tiger conflicts.(More)
A study to assess the levels of various threats and awareness among wildlife health professionals was carried out using a self administered questionnaire that focused on personal health details, the extent of exposure to various hazards, safety measures practiced and awareness level. Fifty four (46.9%) veterinarians responded to the questionnaire. The study(More)
Swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) is an endemic, Scheduled I species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, India. According to variations in antler size, it has been classified into three subspecies, namely Western (R. duvaucelii duvaucelii), Central (R. duvaucelii branderi), and Eastern (R. duvaucelii ranjitsinhii). For planning effective ex situ and in(More)
The Hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu) is a "Least Concern" deer species, and it is the only survivor of the Red Deer group in the Indian subcontinent. The phylogenetic status of the Hangul relative to the other members of the family Cervidae is not known because sequence data are not available in public databases. Therefore, this study was carried out to(More)
The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), or chiru, is an endangered antelope, distributed in China [Xinjiang, Xizang, Qinghai, Zhuolaihu Lake (Breeding habitat)], and India (Aksai Chin and Ladakh). There is a global demand for the species prized wool, which is used in weaving shahtoosh shawls. Over the years, the population of the Tibetan antelope has(More)