In November 2010 the 13 countries of the world that still have a tiger population came together and pledged to double the number of tigers by 2022. In the first meeting of these tiger range countries, significant progress was reported but poaching still seems to be the number one concern for all nations.
Tony the tiger amazed zoo visitors in San Francisco recently when he jumped into the pool and was pictured swimming gracefully and cooling off at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo.
Could the world be lion-, tiger-, leopard-, and cheetah-free within the next 20 years. That is what the Big Cats Initiative, a National Geographic sponsored group looking to save big cats in the wild, stated recently. The group’s experts feel that these felines could be wiped off the face of the Earth within the next two decades.
When Beena Kak, Tourism Minister, in the state of Rajasthan, India, visited the Ranthambhore National Park little did she know that she would be hailed as the Good Samaritan who helped save a female tiger and her two cubs.