You can help today!The world’s tigers are vanishing from the wild at an alarming rate. Poaching and human encroachment on tiger habitat are pushing these magnificent animals toward extinction.
Tigers were once widespread across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Due to poaching and habitat loss over the past century, and especially in the past 50 years, only two large populations of Sumatran tigers now remain, in the Kerinci-Seblat landscape of west-central Sumatra and the massive greater Leuser landscape of northern Sumatra.
Over the past few years, we’ve helped fund the Wildlife Conservation Society's highly successful work in Leuser to reduce tiger-human conflict. In the not-so-distant past, approximately 15 Sumatran tigers per year were killed or unnecessarily removed from the forest due to tiger-human conflict. We’re excited to report that in the 7-month period since our last update, this number was reduced to zero!
The race to save these critically endangered species is urgent - and we would love your help! All money raised goes directly to support Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) efforts to reduce human-tiger conflict, stop poaching in Southeast Asia, and provide veterinary care to tigers caught in snares.
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You may also call (253) 404-3657 or mail a donation to:
The Zoo Society
The Race to Save Tigers
5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
Watch the Tiger Conservation Campaign video
- A group of tigers is called a “streak.”
- Tigers are excellent swimmers and can easily cross rivers and lakes five miles wide.
- The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of the tiger subspecies and has the darkest coat.