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The Year of the Tiger started on February 1, and Dale Miquelle, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Tiger Program coordinator and director of WCS’s Russia Program gives us some positive news about tiger conservation efforts. “As the world’s eyes turn to the tiger, there’s reason to be hopeful that this magnificent predator is beating the odds against extinction. Since 2016, tiger numbers have been increasing – today there may be as many as 4,500 occurring across 10 countries, including Russia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.”
The last Year of the Tiger was in 2010, and since that time, six conservation organizations involved in tiger conservation have come together to embrace a proven recipe for the recovery of tigers across their historical range. WCS is proud to join Fauna & Flora International; IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature); Panthera; TRAFFIC and the World Wide Fund for Nature with this shared vision to ensure tigers thrive across their range.
“At WCS, we remain hopeful that we will again celebrate good news about tigers when the world celebrates the next Lunar Year of the Tiger in 2034.”
SEE THE TIGERS AT THE BRONX ZOO:
In the Tiger Mountain exhibit, you will find an Amur Tiger and a Malayan Tiger. The exhibit is full of things to explore as you discover how the WCS protects tigers through their work both at the zoo and in the wild.
MORE ABOUT THE BRONX ZOO:
In addition to the 2 tigers, the Bronx Zoo has over 10,000 animals you can meet and learn about when you visit.
(Includes unlimited rides & attractions)
All guests ages 5 and up are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter indoor exhibits. Face masks are required to be worn indoors.
For more information about the zoo, visit https://bronxzoo.com/.
February 16, 2022