Two Tigers at Columbus Zoo
TMR8 - Mar 20, 2008 04:05 PM EDT
this is an amazing capture the relaxed positions the colours you took this at the perfect time and angle. Beautiful
Guest - Sep 30, 2007 06:15 PM EDT
A beautiful photo and I too agree with Ann regarding wild animals. Thanks for sharing and also the information you provided. ~V~
Guest - Sep 30, 2007 06:03 PM EDT
What a wonderful photo you have
taken of the two tigers. I understand the sadness regarding
Guest - Jul 03, 2007 11:01 AM EDT
The Amur tiger has had a difficult time over the past hundred years with a low of less than 50 individuals in the middle of the twentieth century.
It gained protection and numbers increased until the present day when numbers may be up to 400 adult individuals.
Current Threats-Now the Tiger in Russia faces a number of threats — some old and some new:
*Illegal poaching — hunting tigers in Russia was banned in 1947 but with the dissolution of the Soviet Union illegal hunting has been fuelled by demand from across the borders in China and Korea.
*Hunting of Prey — the tiger prey is also hunted by impoverished local people so there is direct competition with man.
*Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that tiger parts will cure sickness but there is no proof for this what so ever. This creates demand for tiger parts.
*Loss of habitat to FIRE and LOGGING (both legal and illegal).
Guest - Jul 03, 2007 12:48 AM EDT
These two look lovely, but they would look so much better in the wild,I'm not a fan of zoo's but realise that somtimes it at least a breeding chance for some animals, and alot of zoos seem to be so much better now with lots of room for the animals. Lovely capture
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