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.
Donations that are collected through The Zoo Society’s Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund and earmarked for the Tiger Conservation Campaign support anti-poaching patrols and community education efforts in Sumatra. These donations also support their Species Survival Plan as well as the protection of tiger habitat, increasingly threatened by the production of non-sustainable palm oil.
You may also call (253) 404-3657 or mail a donation to:
The Zoo Society
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.