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Tiger Expert Varty Injured in Attack

Conservationist hospitalized in South Africa

John Varty, a conservationist and filmmaker known for his work with tigers, is recovering after a mauling in South Africa on Wednesday evening. Varty, 61, was reportedly working with a film crew on an experimental reserve he created to raise semi-wild tigers in Africa. Varty's brother reported on Friday that Varty was recovering from multiple puncture wounds and broken ribs and was "progressing well." Varty's work with tigers, which are not native to Africa, has made him a controversial figure among wildlife experts.

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