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Twist Tiger

Kumara, a female Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at Jungle Cat World Zoo, playfully rolls about. It's common knowledge in the world of tigers that everything is more fun if it is upside down. It's true!


Tigers are the largest of the big cats and are exclusively found in Asia from India to Vietnam, from Indonesia to the Russian Far East. The tiger can be divided into 9 subspecies: 4 are currently critically endangered and 3 are already extinct. Though estimations of tiger populations only a few years ago was 5,500-6,000, today populations are likely closer to 3,200 and are still declining. Dramatic declines of the tiger in India, thought to host the majority of the world's tigers, have fallen to less than 1,411. Overall, the past decade has seen a 40% reduction in tiger habitat, which now represents a mere 7% of its historic range. Poaching is a significant problem throughout the tiger's range, the demand for its body parts in traditional medicines, tonics, and exotic dishes driving a lucrative trade that is wiping out entire populations. Long-term threats include habitat fragmentation and prey depletion, which is accelerating the tiger's demise and subsequently reducing the long-term genetic viability of many populations.

If you want to help, the best for you to do is to educate yourself ([link]), never buy products made from tigers or endangered species ([link]), and tell others. Contact me for more information.
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Date Taken
May 22, 2011, 11:15:42 AM
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SMBaird's avatar
Beautiful shot of a gorgeous animal.
NEKO-2006's avatar
wow! were you so closed to her when you took this photo? or did you zoom in?
HeWhoWalksWithTigers's avatar
I was trying to clean her enclosure at the time, so I was quite close. She wasn't cooperating though. =P
animalluvr6's avatar
She is gorgeous! Beautiful photo! :)
AuliaWijaya's avatar
Ohh look at her, looks like she have a great time, what a great photo :love:
Primal-Fury's avatar
Kumara looks like she's having fun rolling about :giggle: You've captured a lovely moment here :heart:
Princess-Suki-W's avatar
Amazing picture!!!!!
TeaPhotography's avatar
I adore this photo! :clap:
Excellent shot. :heart:
kyotaneko's avatar
I LOVE this capture!! amazing position! & I love the info in the description
PlunderBunny7's avatar
cute, a tiger with freckles :)
Hinata-Loves-Mickey's avatar
I love her herp face!! So cute! :iconiloveitplz:
SilverVulpine's avatar
Gorgeous capture! Love it! :love:
tarkheki's avatar
She's like a slinky! XD
HeWhoWalksWithTigers's avatar
Everyone loves a slinky! :iconimhappyplz:
Larkwing's avatar
Oh yes. Everything is so amazing when it's upside down! <3 Whole new perspective! I love how adorable tigers can be sometimes.
KariCougar's avatar
She is such a beautiful tiger =)
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iytj's avatar
gorgeous!stunning Amur!:clap::iconsomeconfettiplz:
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