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Celebrate International Tiger Day With Tiger Cubs (14 Pics + 1 Vid)

Happy International Tiger Day

We shared an update from India's Tiger Reserves earlier this morning, and we're happy to hear the numbers for these endangered animals have been climbing, over the years!

However, there's always more work to be done! On this day, it's important to raise awareness for their conservation. Sadly, tigers have lost 90% of their natural habitat and their population has dwindled down to less than 4,000. India shared a report that revealed their tiger population increased from 1,400 in 2014 to a total of 2,967. That's more than double! While there is still a long way to go, it feels like we're on the right track. 

Let's continue to help this beautiful species thrive by spreading the word and donating what we can! You can even adopt a big cat at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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Tiger Population Doubled In India

Over the past 12 years, India has nearly doubled its tiger population! Did you know that Tigers in India hold up to 70% of the world's tiger population? How wild is that! 

In honor of International Tiger Day, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, released a report about the current status of Tigers in India. His report states, "In 1973, there were just nine tiger reserves which have now increased to 50. It is important to know that none of these reserves are of poor quality. Either they are good or the best."

Three tiger reverses (out of 50 reserves) shared in 2018 that they have no tigers left. The reserve with the most tiger population is Corbett at 231 tigers, followed by Nagarhole with 127 and Bandipore with 126 tigers. 

Check out some gorgeous tigers from India's Tiger Reserves below:

Story via Business Insider

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Photographer Aditya Singh quit his job, left Delhi and moved to Sawai Madhopur city, in Rajasthan, just outside Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. He moved here in order to be closer to nature. His wife, Poonam Singh, opened a tourist resort there to earn their living. And over the past 20 years, the Singh's has bought roughly 35 acres of land which shares its boundary with Ranthambore tiger reserve and left it completely undisturbed.

Now, the land is flourishing as it's covered in a lush greenery and is frequented occupied by wild animals, including tigers, throughout the year.

What inspired this new way of living? Poonam Signh tells Quartz India, "My first sighting was a tigress with three cubs on a hill. It was magical. At the end of the trip, I just asked him if we can move to Ranthambore. He wanted it, too, and within months we moved. As far as this land is concerned, it was a dream that we both saw and achieved together to have our own area of wilderness."

The future goal? To continue buying more land to expand the forest even further, and to inspire others to follow suit. 

How incredible is that? The Singh's are our heroes! 



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One universal truth that everyone can seemingly agree on -- cats hate water. 

Maybe not all cats, but about 99.8% do. 

In that .02%, there's Odin. Odin is a gorgeous white tiger who not only likes to swim -- he LOVES it. Odin spends a majority of his time in the water! He enjoys it so much that he even hunts in the water. 

Thanks to Kritter Klub for the awesome footage! 

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Photographer Captures Intimate And Stunning Portraits Of Big Cats

Meet photographer extraordinaire, Mr Perou

Perou spent months working with The Big Cat Sanctuary in the UK, where he photographed big cats in hope to raise awareness about the animals at the sanctuary and their endangered wild cousins.

Perou created a 'lion's den,' using Siros lights and photographed the animals as he would rock stars, fashion models or actos.

The result? Simply eye-stopping and STUNNING.  You can follow his work on Instagram as well.

Prepare to be enchanted! 

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Important Tiger Memes To Get You Through Today

The tiger is the largest of the world's big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day that is dedicated to it. This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive. Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation.




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This Tiger in India Fled From The Monsoon And Took Refuge in Someone's Living Room

The feeling when you come home and there's a tiger taking a catnap in your living room...Amid flooding in Assam, India, a 200-pound (91-kg) tiger escaped from a wildlife park and found shelter in a nearby home. The Wildlife Trust India says it will ensure the tiger finds a safe passage home.


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10 Terrific Tiger GIFs

Tigers: big, cuddly, stripy, slightly dangerous and very cute. Who wouldn't want one as a pet? If you do, check out these tiger GIFs and get your daily dose of tigers. 

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Tiger: Who are you?

Cubs: We are you, but smaller

Watch these adorable tiger cubs come in contact (for the first time ever) with adult tigers! 

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An Overweight Tiger Has Been Rescued From An Abandoned House in Houston

The tiger, which weighs an estimated 1000 lb (453.6 kg), was found in an abandoned house in Houston. Police said a concerned citizen who called them to report the finding had entered the house to smoke marijuana and thought they might be hallucinating. The animal had to be towed out of the home due to its size.

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Here's Your Weekly Dose Of Cute! (#11)

We scoured the internet to bring you the cutest animal pictures and gifs of the week! Bringing you cuteness every week - stay tuned for next week's dose! 

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Sick Tiger Cub Makes Incredible Recovery After Being Rescued From The Circus

Aashe's rescue was carried out by Tigers in America. This organisation rescues tigers from horrible situations like this. 

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