The impact on tigers of poaching versus prey depletion. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1667-1674. O’Brien, S.J. 2004. Phylogeography and genetic ancestry of tigers (Panthera tigris tigris).
Nowadays, it is believed that there are more tigers in captivity, including wildlife parks, zoos, and circuses compared to in the wild (Szokalski, 2012). Thus, it appears opportune to explore what is the best practices for captive management in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo, in order to obtain a greater understanding of how to improve their lives in captivity. San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre park located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park. The zoo is a home to over 3700 endangered and rare animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies (Zoological Society of San Diego, 2014). The zoo was established by Harry M. Wegeforth, M. D. on October 2, 1916.
By saving the tiger in the world, we save complex ecosystems and habitats that would otherwise be destroyed in the relentless march of human need and, all too often, greed” (U. S. Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act). Works Cited “Field Projects.” 5 Tigers. 3 October 2001. < http://web.intern.nl.net/users/tiger/fieldprojects.html> United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Rhinocerus & Tiger Conservation Act.
Tigers being poached or killed is decreasing their populations dramatically.This species may not be here for long. Some tigers live in reserves to help their populations increase.Tigers are very active and like bathing. Tigers are a beautiful animals, yet their habitats are becoming isolated; thus, there will be no more tigers. Suprisingly, the biggest member in the cat family is the tiger(“Basic”para.1).The defenders.org states, “They sport long, thick reddish coats with white bellies and white and black tails. There heads, bodies, tails, and limbs have narrow black, brown, or gray stripes.” (“Basic”para.1).
Zoos do not only keep the animals safe and breed them to make their population grow but also, let scientist and veterinarians learn more about them to help the others in the wild (zoos). Zoos are making a huge difference in the world by saving many creatures who have been critically endangered. Estimated about 21% of mammals, 12% of birds, and 33% of amphibians species have been recovered from critical to scarcely endangered (Estimated). Additionally, a consortium of Australian zoos have been campaigning to label products that
Danish Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe, Feeds Body to Lions. Retrieved March 22, 2014. Nakate, Shashank. “Pros and Cons of Zoos.” Buzzle. Buzzle.com, 18 May 2013.
And find research on ecology for the development of long-term situations. Ground protection is essential to protect tiger parts for the lucrative market in traditional Chinese medicine. Enforcement officers, guards, and staff need to be hired, trained, and equipped for protecting tigers in the wild, day and night. All of these tiger foundations are doing everything possible to keep these wonderful species safe in the wild.
WWF has done a lot of work to protect Bengal tigers. WWF worked with local partners to rise antipoaching efforts and reduce threats to animal habitats in India, Bhutan. WWF even supports innovative solutions like biogas to save the tigers and improve the community health and climate change. It has even helped in stopping illegal wildlife trade. limitation on the protection of the organism: - One major limitation, that can be observed in the protection of the Bengal Tiger, is the interaction of the locals or tribal people with these tigers due to the proximity of both of their living space.