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Siberian Tiger, captive.

By rontear  
This Tiger was photographed behind it's glass enclosure. Trying to keep this species from extinction is getting worse. Poaching the biggest threat and logging with losing prey next. We are able to see these magnificent creatures in captivity. Major zoo's and wildlife parks are breeding these creatures for possible re-introduction. A more worrying feature is that there are more Tigers in captivity than in the wild.

Tags: Photo journalism Captive Kent Howletts zoo Siberian tiger Pets and captive animals

Voters: POOCHIE, looboss, phil_j and 15 more


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mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 Jun 2007 4:30PM
Yes,that is a worrying feature for this noble beast.This image seems to capture that feeling.
Mick.

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9 Jun 2007 11:02PM
Yep this does seem to hold on to the feeling of capture... or perhaps is the capture of feeling? Whichever, 'tis a super image Ron. helen
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2007 11:13PM
sad image which matches the narrative.. surprised about the 'more in captivity than in the wild' fact

jo
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
10 Jun 2007 12:54AM
Yes it is a sad state of affairs. This image goes with your text well Ron.

Phil
DYankee 10 6 United States
10 Jun 2007 11:10AM
There is actually a tiger and lion preservation camp State side. They work off of donations and volunter work. It's all about saving the animals. Anything to save the animals has to be worthwhile.
Dawn Smile
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2007 6:00PM
very close for comfort, ron

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