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International Tiger Day
July 29, 2022
International Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29 and is dedicated to the largest member of the cat family. A distinctive feature of the tiger is the characteristic black stripes on an orange background. This holiday’s mission is noble and worthy – it talks about the problems of tiger conservation, to do everything possible to protect their natural habitat.
International Tiger Day was celebrated in 2010 for the first time, when it turned out that about 97% of tigers have disappeared, and they were on the verge of extinction. There are no more than 3,000 adults left in the world today. These noble, beautiful, strong beasts must not be allowed to disappear, it will affect the environment badly. The main reasons for their extinction are climate change, and poaching. It is important not only to restore the tiger population, but also to increase their habitat.
- As tigers lose their habitat, they are more likely to come into conflict with humans. Today, only 7% of the places where tigers used to live have survived.
- The recovery of the tiger population is also hampered by low genetic diversity.
- You can hear a tiger roar two miles away, and a cat reaches 40 miles per hour.
- On average, a tiger weighs a little over 800 pounds.
- Tiger cubs learn to hunt on their own only at the age of 2-3 years.
- The main population of tigers (70%) is in India.
How to take part
Take the time to study the issue of tiger conservation. Read books, watch videos, and share links on social networks. Did you know you can take care of a tiger? Do it, contact a tiger protection organizations or donate money to a charity.
When is International Tiger Day celebrated in 2022?
International Tiger Day is observed on July 29 each year.