We’re running out of tigers.
In the last century, we’ve gone from over 100,000 tigers to 3,000 tigers in the wild. There are more captive tigers in the United States than in the wild–only six percent of which is in AZA accredited zoos.
Today is International Tiger Day, a day to bring attention to the plight of these great cats.
Poaching is a large part of this, but habitat lose is the key thing.
How can you help? Palm oil is causing a great deal of habitat lose for these great cats. Select products using sustainable palm oil. The Cincinnati Zoo actually has a cool web app to help you make tiger-friendly choices.