Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reasons No. 26, 27, and 28

Reason No. 26
of 55 Reasons to Take Care of Mother Earth:
Lions


Reason No. 27
of 55 Reasons to Take Care of Mother Earth:
Tigers

Reason No. 28
of 55 Reasons to Take Care of Mother Earth:
Bears (oh my!)


All photos were taken at the Portland Zoo last fall on a lovely cool day when all of the animals were out and about and active.

Did you know that the number of tigers in the wild has plunged some 95 percent over the past century? It is estimated that only 3,200 remain in the wild, in large part due to loss of habitat, poaching and illicit trade in tiger pelts and body parts. Three of nine tiger subspecies are extinct: the Bali tiger in the 1940s, the Caspian tiger in the 1970s and the Java tiger in the 1980s. The south China tiger, which has not been seen in the wild for over 40 years, is feared extinct. Officials from 13 countries signed a declaration yesterday aimed at saving the remaining big cats from extinction. More information here: Save The Tiger

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3 comments:

Janet at New Moon Glass said...

Polar Bear Butt...I like it!

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I like your blog!...Daniel

Cokie the Cat said...

Wait - I was gonna say *I* like your blog! (Daniel...)

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Cokie