Tiger day 29 July

An annual celebration raising awareness for tiger conservation. Founded in 2010 during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, it is an international effort to draw worldwide attention to severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems. It also serves to highlight the tigers who remain, and groups working to save them. earthtimes.org

See a tiger in the wild

Why not see the amazing tiger in the wild on a Himalayan Footsteps tiger holiday. A great benefit of this is helping to protect the tiger’s habitat and contribute to conservation, protection and education through responsible tourism in India and Nepal. Contact us today and speak to a specialist to organise a trip to see these amazing animals.

So, here are some tiger photos taken by a holidaymaker with Himalayan Footsteps.

International Tiger Day 29 July Himalayan Footsteps in post image

International Tiger Day 29 July Himalayan Footsteps in post image

International Tiger Day 29 July Himalayan Footsteps in post image

Tiger population

In the early 1900s, there were around 100,000 tigers throughout their range. Today, an estimated total of around 3,000 exist in the wild.

International Tiger Day 29 July in post image

Range

The tiger’s range historically ran from Turkey through South and Southeast Asia to the far eastern shores of the continent. Today, they are only found in South and Southeast Asia, India, Nepal, China and the Russian Far East.

International Tiger Day 29 July in post image 2

Tiger facts

  • The roar of a Bengal tiger can carry for over 2km at night
  • Unlike other cats, tigers are good swimmers and often cool off in lakes and streams during the heat of the day
  • Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat
  • Tigers are solitary hunters, and generally search for food alone at night.
  • Every tiger in the world is unique – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.

Tiger facts at NatGeoKids

Tiger conservation organisations

Save Wild Tigers

http://www.savewildtigers.org

WWF Tiger

http://www.wwf.org.uk/wildlife/tigers/#actions

I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide about this issue? Tell me in the comments.

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