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Should China revoke ban on domestic tiger trade to increase the number of tigers in the wild? Conservationists are divided.
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Sinewy muscles rippled under his striped coat with every measured step that he took. The Siberian tiger was at once beautiful and menacing, yellow-green eyes narrowing in concentration as he chased his prey in powerful, bounding leaps. The prey, however, was not a wild deer or a boar but freshly cut beef thrown out of the wire-meshed windows of a battered, white mini van. Running alongside him in the chase were six other Siberian tigers, creating an effect akin to that of a pack of hunting wolves.
Having snagged a piece of meat after a spot of jostling with his competitors, he retired to a grassy spot to tear into the flesh. His saliva-coated teeth glistened in the overhead sun and outlines of high-rise buildings in the not-so-distant background framed the scene at the Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin in northeastern China.
The government-owned park, housing some 800 tigers, is one of the largest captive breeding tiger farms in the world and the second largest in ...