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Photos: On Global Tiger Day, a Look at Legendary Animal's Role in Asian Cultures

A tiger cub. (zeekwong Chan/flickr)
Sustainability

Today is Global Tiger Day. In honor of the occasion, we took a look at the tiger's role in three different Asian cultures and what needs to be done to ensure this legendary beast's survival.

Photos: Asian Elephants! Awe-Inspiring, Adorable, and Endangered

One-day-old baby Jamilah at Chester Zoo, in Chester, England, on January 24, 2011. Because the gestation period for elephants is nearly two years, babies are born already able to stand and walk, though gaining full control of their feet and trunks can take up to nine months. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Human activity increasingly threatens the Asian elephant's habitat. Expert Raman Sukumar speaks about this extraordinary creature at Asia Society Texas Center this Thursday, July 18.

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)
Sustainability

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.

Photo of the Day: Peeking from a Corner in Thailand

A cat quietly watches hidden between a barrel and a wheel in Koh Chang, Thailand on March 18, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)
Multimedia

A cat quietly watches hidden between a barrel and a wheel in Koh Chang, Thailand on March 18, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Standing Guard in Taipei

A striped cat sits stock-still and watchful on May 6, 2012 in Taipei. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A striped cat sits stock-still and watchful on May 6, 2012 in Taipei. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Magnificently Sacred in India

A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)

A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)

Video: Baikonur, We Have A Problem

Multimedia

Caught on camera: inquisitive gopher lives under active rocket launch facility in Kazakhstan.

Photo of the Day: Playing Peekaboo in Tokyo

 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
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 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. 

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)
Lifestyle

A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.