Tiger Breath!

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We got close enough to see the tiger’s breath! Click to enlarge and see for yourself. If I had to come home from vacation, I must admit this was a very good way to do it!!
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The Sumatran Tigers are in a brand new, outdoor, 5.2 acre, multi-level exhibit at The San Diego Safari (Wild Animal) Park. The exhibit houses breeding tigers and is filled with trees, plants, waterfalls, streams and ponds.
There are currently approximately 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild.
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There were originally nine sub-species of tigers in our world, but three of these are now extinct due to habitat destruction and poaching. All tiger sub-species are critically endangered.
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Poachers kill Sumatran Tigers for their bones which are used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
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The San Diego Zoo and Park supports tiger conservation by breeding tigers to insure genetic diversity through cooperative exchange. It also actively supports…

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“Saving Tigers” Final Lecture of Purchase College Series

Photo courtesy of www.images.nationalgeographic.com

Photo courtesy of images.nationalgeographic.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper. 

Joe Walston, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Asia Program, gave an impassioned, educational lecture on the current struggle to bring tigers back from the brink of extinction. He spoke in front of a large audience made up of faculty, science majors and others interested in the subject. The talk was held on campus in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

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