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Itís Sierra (Amur/Siberian tiger) from Jungle Cat World and is popping up to say hello.

Right after this shot was taken she attempted to steal my camera away. One of the trickiest parts about getting photos of tigers and other zoo animals in close quarters is that they are almost always curious about cameras or looking to get a scratch. In either case, they will likely be too close and too worked up to get a decent photo. Iíve struggled with this for quite a while, but am getting better at taking advantage of short-lived opportunities. If I donít thatís okay too because I still get to spend some happy time with happy animals and the memories of such times are worth more than any photo.

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Tigers are the largest of the big cats and are exclusively found in Asia from India to Vietnam, from Indonesia to the Russian Far East. The tiger can be divided into 9 subspecies: 4 are currently critically endangered and 3 are already extinct. Though estimations of tiger populations only a few years ago was 5,500-6,000, today populations are likely closer to 3,500 and are still declining. Dramatic declines of the tiger in India, thought to host the majority of the world's tigers, have fallen to less than 1,411. Overall, the past decade has seen a 40% reduction in tiger habitat, which now represents a mere 7% of its historic range. Poaching is a significant problem throughout the tiger's range, the demand for its body parts in traditional medicines, tonics, and exotic dishes driving a lucrative trade that is wiping out entire populations. Long-term threats include habitat fragmentation and prey depletion, which is accelerating the tiger's demise and subsequently reducing the long-term genetic viability of many populations.
If you want to help, the best for you to do is to educate yourself ([link]), never buy products made from tigers or endangered species ([link]), and tell others. Contact me for more information.

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:iconvanyanie:
Vanyanie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaawwwwwwww - cuuuuuuuuuutteeeeee ^^
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TanyaWolfMystery Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Hahahahaha!! NAWWWW HOW SWEEETT!!! :iconadorableplz: LAV IT!! GRRAAA just wanna grab it and HUG it tightly hehe xP :iconimhappyplz: instant :+favlove:
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:iconaligna:
Aligna Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
ok this little fella is just toooooo addorable :D omg <3 what a cutie!!
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
she bonked my camera with her paw right after. =3
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:iconaligna:
Aligna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
how =O could u just touch them and stuff :D?
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a volunteer at the zoo.
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:iconaligna:
Aligna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
omg thats soo cool :D
*makes jealous face*
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:iconshiniaple:
shiniaple Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
its so weird how you could read so much emotion looking through their eyes
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:icontorikonero:
Torikonero Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
This might sound odd, but this little tiger looks SO MUCH like my boyfriend. XDDD I love how the nose is the center of attention in the photo. <3
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure he'd be happy to hear he looks like a hyperactive female tiger cub with a massive nose. =P

Thanks for stopping by...be sure to check out my journal if you haven't. I could use the help of some awesome people right now.
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Nosokomefobia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Awww!!!!!
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:iconpeki-vremen:
peki-vremen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
that face is just tooo cute :D So much expression, it is a great shot!
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:iconjenarose:
jenarose Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student Photographer
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! Thank you!
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:iconaf--photography:
AF--Photography Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here [link] :)
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:icongreysnowcat:
GreySnowCat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
awww, she's so cute

this is a great picture
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! =3
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:iconirina-ballerina:
Irina-ballerina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
it's adorable!
and looks very small/ young))
the eyes are childish))
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:icondarktigerfire:
darktigerfire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >//< :heart:
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
=3
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:icondarktigerfire:
darktigerfire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
=)
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:iconyami-tsuki-chan:
Yami-Tsuki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Aww, so cuute! >w<
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:iconmadnati-art:
madnati-art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
so...cute >w<
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:icondingdingy:
DingDingy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute~~XD
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:iconvlader:
Vlader Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Very beautiful!
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:icondrachorn:
Drachorn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww!!! so cute!! great photo!
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:icondeeotter:
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
^^ Indeed, I felt the say way about seeing the baby elephant. I was not too psyched to take pictures, I just wanted to see him. He was sleeping in some hay his mom covered him with to keep him cool, and You can hardly tell it's an elephant XD
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:iconwararimbi:
wararimbi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
CUTEEE!
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:iconyukaruki:
YukaRuki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Oh so cute =>_<=
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:iconleethaxoor:
leethaxoor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
that's the cutest tiger i've ever seen O_O

-hugs it-

that's an awesome capture, you're very lucky to deal with animals like that =)
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I do feel lucky so no worries there.
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EvilNessCroft Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Adorable! :) Great shot! :clap:
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconstefi-delly:
Stefi-Delly Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artist
Awwww! So cute!
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:iconto-dream-of-wolves:
To-Dream-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
:aww: What a sweet lil face. :hug: I wish I could be this close to some beautiful wild animals and have some oportunities to take some great shots and enjoy wonderful priceless moments with the animals like you do. You are very lucky my friend. :nod: Perhaps one day I too can experience this. :pray: :rose:
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You will... if you want it bad enough.
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:iconto-dream-of-wolves:
To-Dream-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
:hug: I do. :nod: :rose:
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Goshawk Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Getting close ups of birds is almost nightmarish... They're just thinking, "Oooooh shiny! Must bite and steal!" Whereas I'm thinking, "Stay still, damnit! Nooooo MY camera! Not yours!"
I love Sierra's face... she definitely looks like she want to chomp the camera.
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That mental image amuses me...
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:icongoshawk:
Goshawk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it is very funny.
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:icontenshichan1013:
Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool. :)
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:icontenshichan1013:
Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No big.
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:iconsiljespot:
siljespot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
The most curious look ever! And what a marvellous nose!
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
=3
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:iconnewanubian:
newanubian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Aww, so cute!! :XD:
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
=3
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:iconnewanubian:
newanubian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
^^
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:iconsharonleggdigitalart:
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT shot and just too darn cute! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconhewhowalkswithtigers:
HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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