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National Save a Tiger Month - September
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

National Save a Tiger Month

National Save a Tiger Month is dedicated to the conservation of the tiger population. About 50 years ago, the number of these magnificent animals began to decline sharply, posing a threat of complete extinction. The mission of this event is to save tigers and prevent their extinction. Many public organizations are making concerted efforts to preserve this species, urging people to join this noble cause. This program involves countries that are the natural habitat of tigers—Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, and Indonesia.

History

The ancient history of tigers is evidenced by fossils of the Trinil tiger found on the island of Java, estimated to be 1.2 million years old. Tigers then made their way to India, spreading across Asia, and reaching as far as Japan and Russia. Notably, until the middle of the 18th century, there were no scientific works on the description of tigers, even though they ranged from the Himalayas to Bali. The tiger genomic sequence was first published in a scientific journal in 2013. By 2015, tigers were included on the Red List of Endangered Species due to poaching and loss of habitat.

Interesting Facts

  • Tigers are excellent swimmers and can move very quickly in the water.
  • Tiger cubs are born blind and only open their eyes two weeks later.
  • Among cats, tigers are the largest animals.
  • Tiger saliva has antiseptic properties, which is why tigers lick their wounds to avoid infection.

How to Join National Save a Tiger Month

Visit a reserve where tigers are kept in natural conditions. If you cannot visit a reserve, consider donating to an organization that deals with wildlife conservation. Discuss the importance of this event on social networks to engage more people in the conservation of tigers and their natural habitat. Learn about actions you can take to help save tigers and understand the threats contributing to their population decline.

When is National Save a Tiger Month celebrated in 2024?

National Save a Tiger Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029