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  • How Do You Do Eye Surgery on a Bengal Tiger?

    06/16/2017 4:05:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | MAY 27, 2017 | Laura Parker
    Very carefully, of course. Thanks to intrepid vets, a beloved tiger in Australia can now see her food again.Very carefully, of course. Thanks to intrepid vets, a beloved tiger in Australia can now see her food again. Dr. Cameron Whittaker is a veterinarian in Sydney, Australia, who specializes in eye care for animals. Most of his regular patients have names like Fluffy or Buddy. Then there is Indira, a 220-pound Bengal tiger, whose failing vision, along with Whittaker’s efforts to save it, became a challenging nine-month quest Down Under. She faced a delicate surgery, during with multiple possibilities for things...
  • Tiger helicopter: Rival Apache looms as reliability and cost concerns rise (Australia)

    05/28/2017 4:58:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 27, 2017 | KYM BERGMANN
    In normal circumstances, Australia’s 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs) would be expected to remain in service until around 2040 — but the chances of them being retired in less than a decade are increasing. This is not because of major problems with the airframes — they have plenty of life left in them — but rather because the Defence Department in general and the army in particular are tired of a series of issues that have affected reliability and cost of ownership. Indeed the feeling about the helicopters has become so negative that Defence might not even go ahead...
  • Hillary loved her some Putin

    02/16/2017 7:15:00 PM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 11, 2016 | John Smith
    Hillary was very engaged with Putin in order to share common ground in world affairs. “I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia,” Clinton said during a speech to Goldman Sachs on June 4, 2013. In the same speech, Clinton said “obviously we would very much like to have a positive relationship with Russia and we would like to see Putin be less defensive toward a relationship with the United States so that we could work together on some issues.” During a speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago on...
  • Vanity: Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that tiger!

    12/31/2016 7:41:38 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    ESPN live | 12/31/2016 | Me
    Clemson wins! Hold that tiger!
  • When a Dog Became a Mother to Bengal Tiger Cubs in Germany

    12/03/2016 12:06:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A dog in northern Germany is once again taking on the role of surrogate parent to a big cat, this time helping rear a pair of rejected Bengal tiger cubs. Leon, a six-year old pointer mix, is helping his owner, zoo keeper Jeannette Wurms, raise one-month old Peach and Pearl at home after the cubs were rejected by their mother at Safaripark Stukenbrock near the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. “What’s exceptional about (Leon) is that he is a male with such motherly instincts which are very marked,” Wurms, who hand feeds the cubs, said on Monday. “He also acts as...
  • Australian government auditor slams Tiger attack helicopter

    09/02/2016 12:07:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 02 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | GREG WALDRON
    The Australia National Audit Office (ANAO) has issued a report that is highly critical of the army’s fleet of 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The 64-page report details a range of issues. It identifies 76 “capability deficiencies,” of which the Department of Defence (DoD) deems 60 to be “critical.” “The Tiger helicopter fleet has not yet delivered the original capability expected by the Australian Government, and continues to experience higher than expected sustainment costs and lower than expected aircraft availability,” says the ANAO. On the original acquisition of the type, it contends that the Tiger was still...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park (video)

    07/26/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/25/2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government. The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars and view exotic animals as if on a safari. The tragedy occurred when one woman exited her vehicle while in the Siberian tiger enclosure part of the animal park. Surveillance footage shows a woman exiting the passenger side of the...
  • [VIDEO]: Wonderful Videos [How to Mess with Tigers]

    07/25/2016 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    Orangutang screws with tigers just for the sport of it. Some fun. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. You can watch it with or without sound. (I prefer without.) P.S. This video doesn't appear to be on YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/WonderfulVideosofficial123/videos/1650868738573663/
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Australia to Ditch Its Tiger Gunships, Which Have Never Seen Combat

    02/28/2016 9:15:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 28, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Australia bought its Tiger ARH attack helicopters only eight years ago, and now it wants to scrap all 22 of them. Even more embarrassing, the Tiger has still not yet achieved “final operational capability” — meaning the helicopter never fully became ready for combat. The decision to ditch the Tiger — to occur in the 2020s — landed with a thud with the release of Australia’s 2016 defense white paper, which laid out the country’s military strategy over the coming decades. The plan includes U.S. $21.5 billion in new spending, which would pay for new submarines, frigates, patrol vessels, aircraft...
  • Game Over? Tiger Woods Presses Reset [Golf Ping]

    12/02/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 2, 2015 | Brian Costa
    Game Over? Tiger Woods Presses Reset The 14-time golf major winner said he has no idea when he will play again; ‘I’ve had a pretty good run’ Nassau, BahamasFour weeks before his 40th birthday, Tiger Woods found himself in an air-conditioned tent Tuesday ruminating about the fragility of the human body.He was talking about Kobe Bryant, who debuted for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, the same year Woods turned pro. But as Woods reflected on Bryant’s decision to retire after this season, it was hard not to notice a parallel between the two of them.“You add up all those...
  • Drunk woman is rushed to hospital after sneaking into a zoo and being bitten by a tiger on Halloween

    11/02/2015 5:40:25 AM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov 1, 2015 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Jacqueline Eide was taken to the hospital after being bitten on her left hand by a tiger at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday morning Eide had sneaked into the zoo to pet the tiger, but when she reached into the cage she was bitten A spokesman for the zoo said that the tiger believed to have been involved was an 18-year-old Malayan tiger named Mai The woman was cited by police at 7.20am for criminal trespass and remained in the hospital for treatment A 33-year-old woman suffered severe hand trauma after sneaking into a Nebraska zoo...
  • Zookeeper killed by Sumatran male tiger in New Zealand: officials

    09/20/2015 6:07:22 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | THOMAS TRACY , NICOLE HENSLE
    A beloved zoo curator in Hamilton, New Zealand was killed Saturday when a Sumatran tiger lunged at her, police officials said.
  • Unhappy Australia Joins Study of Tiger Attack Helicopter Upgrade

    09/11/2015 6:09:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN online ^ | September 10, 2015 | Peter Ricketts and Chris Pocock
    Australia has joined France, Germany and Spain in planning a mid-life upgrade (MLU) for the Tiger ARH (attack and reconnaissance helicopter) made by Airbus Helicopters. The MLU could save the Tiger helicopter in Australia, where the defense department has not been happy with its serviceability and support. It has said that the army’s 22 Tigers could be replaced if their performance does not meet requirements by the time of its Combat Assurance Program in 2019. The MLU is planned to be available from that year, with the modified helicopters designated the Tiger Mk3. Europe’s Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (French...
  • Tiger does the old disappearing and re-appearing trick

    08/20/2015 8:09:00 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    An elephant-riding wildlife guide gets the scare of his life when a tiger educates him in the fine arts of stealth and leaping right at you...
  • Escaped tiger recaptured in old Detroit factory

    08/18/2015 6:10:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DETROIT, - Police in Detroit confirmed a tiger was on the loose in a disused plant on the east side of the city and it has now been recaptured. Detroit police said the tiger escaped from a British film crew Monday while they were shooting footage inside the old Packard Plant and the crew was unable to recapture the big cat. Representatives of the plant's owners said the film crew had permission to shoot inside the building, but not to bring wild animals. They said the crew brought the tiger along with a bobcat and a wolf without informing officials....
  • Tiger Woods Can't Muster Old Magic in First-Round 76 at British Open

    07/16/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    SI ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jeff Ritter
    Not long ago you could bank on the Old Course bringing out the best in Tiger Woods. This was something else entirely. On Thursday at the 144th British Open, Woods added a new chapter to his Season of Misery, a grisly four-over 76 that left him 11 shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson with the afternoon tee times still on the course. It was a shocking result at a revered track he once dominated while winning St. Andrews Opens in 2000 and 2005.
  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Tampa airport staff takes good care of boy’s forgotten stuffed animal

    06/19/2015 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | June 15, 2015 | Tribune staff
    <p>A 6-year-old boy who forgot his stuffed tiger Hobbes at Tampa International Airport when he went on vacation earlier this month got a big surprise upon returning home.</p> <p>Hobbes had been busy while he was in Houston.</p> <p>When the boy discovered he left behind his handmade tiger, his mother Amanda Lake called the airport to see if anyone could help find it.</p>