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Published on July 30, 2010

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Save Tiger : Save Tiger Tiger : Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family and the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera.  Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, the tiger is an apex predator and an obligate carnivore. Reaching up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in total length, weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), and having canines up to 4 inches. Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underpants. 6 interesting facts about tiger : 6 interesting facts about tiger Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have the same stripes. A tiger marks its territory by spraying trees and bushes (contained inside the territory) with its urine, and also leaves deep scratches on tree trunks. One averaged sized tiger can eat up to 60 pounds of meat at a single time! A tiger’s canine teeth can grow up to three inches long, easily capable of crunching through the spine of any creature on Earth: like a warm knife through butter. A tiger eats around six kilos of meat per day, but can go as long as a week without a meal. A tiger’s saliva is antiseptic, and comes handy when a tiger cleans its wounds. Tiger Endangered Species : Tiger Endangered Species Tigers are one of the Earth's fastest disappearing species. At the beginning of this century there were about 100,000 wild tigers. Today there are less than 2,500! Originally, there were nine subspecies of tiger - 3 of which are now extinct. The 6 remaining tiger species: Amur (Siberian) , Malayan, South China, Indo-Chinese, Royal Bengal and Sumatran all have very shaky futures. Reasons for Extinction : Reasons for Extinction Habitat Loss : Habitat Loss Across all of Asia, vast forests have been cleared for agriculture. As forest space diminishes, tigers can't find the prey they need to survive. As a result, tigers have begun to eat the livestock belonging to villagers. To protect their livestock villagers kill the tigers . poaching : poaching A tiger's coat sells for as much as $20,000 on the black market. Tiger bones, claws, eyes and even the whiskers command high prices for use in Eastern potions and elixirs. To fulfill the demand, the world's last tigers are being illegally trapped, poisoned and shot by the poachers and then smuggled across international boundaries. How to Save tigers : How to Save tigers Scared, lonely, sad and hungry, jumping at the smallest sound, waiting for his mommy to come back. But maybe she is not coming back. Save our tigers, there are just 1411 - is the tagline of the video being telecast on television all over India. 5 steps to save the tigers are:- Create awareness : Create awareness Anyone and everyone can help if they put their mind to it. So make posters, fliers, shout it out from the roof tops, spread a word; in other words create awareness about the importance of tigers on the planet. Stop poaching : Stop poaching Protect forests : Protect forests In order to save tigers forests need to be protected. Apparently the species are becoming extinct because of the loss of their natural habitat. Support a cause : Support a cause Join a cause for tigers. You can join save our tigers and support them by blogging, or by making posters, sending fliers among other things. You can also organize a tiger sale and donate the money to the cause Educate the locals : Educate the locals People living near the forests need to be educated about the importance of tigers in terms of ecosystem. They need to be told that if there will be no tigers there will be no forests as all the grass eaters will devour the forests. Photo Gallery : Photo Gallery The End : The End Project By:- Srivats Narain Class:-10 D.P.S Allahabad

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