A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has been caught, a senior official said.
The animal has been shot with tranquilisers and put in a cage, C Srinivasan told BBC Hindi.
Angry locals who are demanding compensation for the families of those killed are preventing forest officials from removing the cage, he said.
A fourth fatality in recent days is being blamed on another tiger.
BBC News – India man-eating tiger captured.
▶ SEA EAGLE Steals CAMERA near Crocodile Meat Trap in Kimberley-RECORDS 100+ km Journey!!!! – YouTube.
A sea eagle has stolen a video camera set up in the Australian outback to film crocodiles and flown with it for 70 miles, accidentally creating a bizarre, self-made wildlife movie.Aboriginal rangers assumed the missing motion-sensor camera had fallen into the water until it turned up several weeks later near the Mary River in Western Australia, miles away from its original spot at the Margaret River. Rangers were able to recover three thirty-second films from the camera.
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America using molecular markers, researchers claim.
By comparing DNA sequences, the team revealed that two populations of tigrina in Brazil do not interbreed and are evolutionarily distinct.
Results also show the two populations have contrasting interactions with the closely related pampas cat and Geoffroy’s cat.
BBC Nature – New species of wild cat identified in Brazil.
These petite posers are some of the teeniest models on the planet but still know how to trigger a buzz of excitement.
The world of macro models is a tricky art to master, but these incredible snaps are the result of precision, good fortune and love.
Wildlife photographer Alejandro Ferrer has spent two years capturing the microscopic realm of insects, favouring black and red spotted ladybirds.
It’s a ladybug’s life! Photographer captures the tiny world of insects in crystal-clear detail | Mail Online.
David Yarrow captures many of his intimate images by using smells to lure curious animals to remote-control cameras hidden by him in the wild.
‘If you get up close to a lion you run the risk of being eaten, but you don’t want to take a photo from 100 yards away either,’ said the 47-year-old.
‘You have to work hard to get a unique shot which grabs people’s attention.’
Daring wildlife photographer uses scents and sensibility to get award-winning shots | Metro News.
In an age when the threats facing the world’s animals are growing faster than the funds available to study and protect them, conservation needs help.
Fortunately, the rapid development of camera-trap technology has proved a huge benefit. As equipment has become cheaper, more durable, more portable and able to capture ever more detailed images, the digital remote camera has evolved to become one of the most powerful tools in the scientist’s armoury.
Rangers and researchers scour habitats for signs of rare species, but camera-traps can go further than merely counting pugmarks and scats in assessing wildlife populations and movement, feeding habits and territories. Crucially, they enable scientists to identify individual animals and even depict previously unknown species and behaviour.
The annual BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year competition does more than merely celebrate aesthetics or even innovation.
Since the contest was launched in 2010, we have provided funding for many key projects, highlighting the importance of such images – and the efforts of the field researchers who captured them.
BBC Wildlife Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013 – the winners | Discover Wildlife.
In the animal kingdom, it’s every animal for himself. Nature’s creatures sometimes loose their tempers and go in for the attack. From angry jaguars to sharks eating sharks, frogs eating bats and even eagles taking down deer, here are some of the most ferocious animal attacks.
Animals attack! Nature’s fight club | Fox News.