T A K E T I M E F O R T I G E R S
Like most kids, our Amur tiger cubs have toys and play things that enrich their lives at the Bronx Zoo—and like most kids, the cubs find things in their environment like falling leaves just as captivating.
Tigers may not have much time left. Poachers have devastated tiger populations across their range. They track down and kill tigers, then sell their skins and bones on the black market.
Take action by supporting the Save Vanishing Species stamp that has already raised a remarkable $1.58 million for projects that protect tigers by cracking down on poachers and protecting parks.
Photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
P R I M A T E S I N P E R I L
Gorillas, all kinds, are in peril. Poaching and diseases like Ebola have decimated their numbers, even in protected areas. Their status is critically endangered. The Wildlife Conservation Society is working to make a difference by encouraging the renewal of the Save Vanishing Species stamp.
I am lucky to have western lowland gorillas as my neighbors at the Bronx Zoo. Ernie, one of our silverbacks, is a fine photo subject. He lives with his group of females at the Congo Gorilla Forest.
Standing at an angle to the exhibit glass while taking pictures helps to eliminate glare and reflections. (Yes, there is glass between Ernie and me!)
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Sources: WCS and IUCN Red List