Indochinese tigers have been poached to the brink of extinction, but they live on in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary in north west Thailand -- with numbers doubling over the past 15 years.
A tiger rescued from the illegal wildlife trade is relocated to the breeding centre in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Too old to return to the forest, it must spend its entire life there.
Thailand has taken another big step to protect its big cats, inaugurating a sprawling tiger conservation center in its western forest complex last week and training rangers to track the estimated 120 endangered tigers and their prey that live there as well as the poachers who remain a threat to their survival.
Over decades, tigers had disappeared from 11 countries it once inhabited and three unique sub-species from Bali, Java, and Central Asia had been lost forever. Globally, the tiger is still declining. But, not everywhere, writes Executive Director for the Big Cats Program at WCS, Dr. Like Hunter.
The recent discovery of evidence of an apparently mature male croc has given a gleam of hope for the more fruitful reproduction and chances of survival of the critically endangered species, Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), in this park
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