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Visit to the zoo: 4

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 13 September 2018 in Animal & Insect.

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"The Sumatran Tiger is classed as ‘critically endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (on the IUCN ‘red list’), with numbers in the wild falling. The animals remaining in the wild may number in the hundreds. Threats include habitat loss as palm oil plantations are extended through their natural range, hunting for traditional medicine (although this is illegal in all countries), and loss of prey.

Melbourne Zoo is involved in a captive breeding program for these critically endangered animals. Four cubs, born in February 2010, can be seen daily at the zoo. Visiting the Zoo helps to fight extinction. Meeting the Sumatran Tigers at Melbourne Zoo is an opportunity not only to see these rare animals, but also to learn about the threats facing this species, what the international community is doing to try to conserve the species, and how Zoos Victoria is contributing to the fight."

Source: Melbourne Zoo

Canon EOS 6D Mark II 1/60 second F/7.1 ISO 1250 348 mm

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