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Egor


Egor
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Copyright: Roy Fallon (Roynsam) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 125] (451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 pro, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G, Fuji XD Card 1 gb
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 17:48
Viewed: 3359
Points: 2
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This is Egor.
He is the resident male Amur Tiger at the South Lakes Wildlife Park in The Cumbrian Lake District.
He is a beautiful creature and I will be posting more photos of him in the next few days.
The Amur Tiger is the one of the most endangered species of creature on the planet.
Thre are now less than 400 of them left in the wild.
Many of them live in the great Taiga forest which stretches right across Siberai and into Southern and central Europe.
It is the largest forest on Earth but as with all beautiful things it is being destroyed at an alarming rate by man and his insatiable greed.
Poachers are killing the tigers on a daily basis and without some real action and comnmitment from the authorities the wild Amur Tiger could be extinct within the next 2 years.
The Amur is the largest of all tigers and it is the foundation of all the different tiger species around the World.
All tigers are descended from the Amur, or Siberian Tiger species.
The different species became seperated as the continents cracked and moved apart.
The different species then grew and adapted to their own environments.
The Sumatran Tiger being the smallest of all the tiger family.
I am going to the Taiga forest in June to join an expedition which is attempting to carry out an accurate census of the remaining Amurs in the forest.
I have a real dread that we may find the 400 figure inflated.
I hope not.
iIf we were to let such a beautiful and majestic creature dissappear from our planet then we would truly be damned.

Regards

Roy

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-23 12:01]

Hi Roy,

i found your note about the fate of the Amur Tiger and Mans' insatiable appetite for destruction struck a real chord with me.
It is too easy to procrastinate sabout these issues and I admire anyone who is pro-active in getting involved in helping to protect wildlife. I'm also a little (well, massively!) envious of your trip in June!
I hope you are pleasantly suprised at the end of your 'Tiger Census' and I look forward to hearing all about it and seeing some photos.

Thanks for sharing,

Paul

(P.S Egor looks like a fine specimen!)

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