Protect Tigers

There is zero evidence that generic tigers are somehow unfit for conservation. As we mentioned , Wilting in 2015 asserts we should only have two subspecies.

Tigers occupy only 7% of their historical range. Even so, a comprehensive, genome-wide analysis of genetic variation within tiger subspecies has not been performed. As such, asserting that there is no conservation purpose for tigers made up of more than one subspecies is without merit, and completely unscientific. In fact, a recent study by Andreas Wilting and many other scientists analysed variation among all nine putative tiger subspecies, using extensive genetic and other trait data. They found little variation and large overlaps in each trait among subspecies, with genetic data showing extremely low diversity because of severe population decline. They support the recognition of only two subspecies: the Sunda tiger, Panthera tigris sondaica, and the continental tiger, Panthera tigris tigris. This is in direct contradiction to the assertions of management programs in the US. From the article: “Conservation management programs, such as captive breeding, reintroduction initiatives, or trans-boundary projects, rely on a durable, consistent characterisation of subspecies as taxonomic units, defined by robust multiple lines of scientific evidence rather than single traits or ad hoc descriptions of one or few specimens. Our multiple-trait data set supports a fundamental rethinking of the conventional tiger taxonomy paradigm, which will have profound implications for the management of in situ and ex situ tiger populations and boost conservation efforts by facilitating a pragmatic approach to tiger conservation management worldwide.”

This zoo is involved in one of the most diverse genetic breeding programs in the World.
Working with some of the top geneticist in the country we have developed one of the best species survival plans that exist today.
Not only does it cost to keep the parents of these bloodlines at the zoo for up to 20 years but the political fight to be able to release some of these back into the wild is a financial battle all of its own.
The co-founder of this park has been working with world leaders of Nepal and other countries to one day be able to release Tigers that are capable of surviving in the wild back into their native habitats one day.
His hopes are that President Donald Trump will lighten the laws on getting them out of the United States so they can more easily be shipped to these countries for a release program.
We believe your opportunity to interact with these cubs is the best way to educate you about their plight of being in the wild. Without being able to connect with a Tiger like this we find that you are less concerned about their survival in the wild.
So please become a $25.00 a month sponsor of our introduction back to the wild program and you too can be proud of this program.

So please become a $25.00 a month sponsor of our introduction back to the wild program and you too can be proud of this program.

In the AZA Species Survival Plan there are only

133 amur tigers

also 64 Malayan tigers

75 Supatran tigers which show by DNA that all but .03% of them are related, so it is impossible to save the tiger species without the diverse bloodline found within the private ownership

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