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Feature April 2015 Issue

Canine distemper and the threat to wild carnivores

Sadly, Siberian tigers are particularly in danger of the distemper virus because many live in populations of less than 25 breeding animals.

Canine distemper and the threat to wild carnivores

Another serious danger

Already under the lethal threat of poaching and habitat loss, tigers, lions and other wild carnivores are now falling victim to the canine distemper virus which could eventually drive endangered populations to extinction.

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