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ASIA

There is an urgent threat in Asia: There is a serious threat to Bengal tigers; canine distemper. A disease that is transmitted to tigers by domestic dogs and is nearly always fatal to the big cats, yet can be prevented. Elephants throughout Asia are at risk of highly pathogenic diseases such as herpes virus. The herpes virus is attributed to half the deaths of young elephants throughout Asia. VIEW reported that in a three-year period, 12% of Chitwan National Park’s rhino population died due to “natural” or unknown causes.This trend is rising and at the current rate, rhinos will go extinct in eight years. 

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