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Sumatran Tiger with cub
Many zoos such as the Taronga Zoo are involved in tiger conservation, both in captive being and supporting with to help save those cats in the wild. The Taronga Zoo in particular has participated in warning people the dangers of palm oil; the expansion of oil palm plantations has been detrimental to the survival of the Sumatran tiger. Sumatran Tiger with Cub ~ Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
Jaguar ~ by: Josef Gelernter. Jaguars with melanism appear entirely black, but their spots are visible. Black melanism affects about 6% of the population, well above the rate of mutation. Melanistic jaguars are informally known as black panthers, but (as with all forms of polymorphism) they do not form a separate species.
Amorous Amurs - Siberian tigers in an intimate moment (Hellabrunn Tierpark, Munich). Highly endangered, these magnificent animals have been living on the brink of extinction since the 1940s. The species basically only survives in the Russian Far East thanks to intensive conservation efforts. The Siberian tiger population appears now to have stabilized at less than 500 individuals. The Siberian or Amur tigers form the largest subspecies of the tiger, with an average size of about 2m and weig...