29th July, a special day for the fantastic beasts!
Did you know that this day was created to raise awareness of the decline of the wild tiger numbers, that’s leaving them on the brink of extinction and to encourage the celebration around the important work of Tiger conservation?
97% of ALL wild tigers had disappeared within the last century with only around 3,000 left in the wild. Poaching and growing human activities contribute to this alarming decline.
So, what is unique about the tigers?
These wild cats are BIGGER than lions, claiming the “World’s largest cats” title. Not all tigers are the same, there are NINE different tiger subspecies, and at one glance they may look the same! The stripes on their bodies are to its own, just like our fingerprints, they are exclusive to each individual!
The tigers’ dwelling.
Rain forests, grasslands, savannas, you name it! These striped felines can live in amazingly diverse habitats.
A social introvert.
Tigers prefer to live alone and only mothers stay with their cubs. However, they are not always antisocial, and are generous animals that share their meals if they are not related to each other.
No food no problem!
Tigers hunt during the day and night and they can go without food for up to 2 weeks! So if they miss out on a chance to feast, their stomachs are ironclad!
Let’s celebrate these jungle striders and strive to give them a suitable home. Go get 'em tiger!