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Habitat loss forces India's tigers to high ground

Date : 17th December 2007, Source : ENN

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Habitat destruction is forcing India's endangered tigers to new grounds, including high mountains which have a sufficient prey base but are not known to be the natural home of the big cats. With forests in the foothills being built over and cleared for farming, wildlife experts say tigers are being increasingly spotted in high altitudes in India's northeast and west. But they say tigers could still be as endangered in their new environment and are not as adaptable as leopards.

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