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Sympathy Among Cubs by HeWhoWalksWithTigers Sympathy Among Cubs by HeWhoWalksWithTigers
Something a bit different from me, but I felt compelled to post these two photos as a heartwarming sequence. I don't usually like to anthropomorphize animals like this, but couldn't resist. Shere Khan is the Amur tiger cub and Geronimo is the puma cub...both live at Jungle Cat World Zoo.

I would like to think we could have the same sympathy. Cougars might not be able to do much for their Asian feline friends, but we certainly can...and should.

If you want to find out more about tigers and how you can help, I definitely urge you to please visit this website. [link]

It's people like us that can help save the tiger.

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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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EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMYGOSH this is so true.. i got teary eyed just reading it. I feel so bad, and i wish i could do something.
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FoxyDaPirateFox99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Artist
DAt KAWAII I FEeL BAD FoR ENDANGErED ANIMAlSss
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're right! THEY'RE SO MUCH RIGHT WHY DO HUMANS KEEP THEM CAPTIVE IN CIRCUSES OR ZOOS OR KILLING THEM JUST FOR THEIR FUR!!?????  WWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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esmeraldakitty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed!
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that at least someone understands me finally!! Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3]  Tackling hug Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke :cheer up hug: :hug: Too Much Hugging 
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FoxyDaPirateFox99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Artist
Agreed tooooooooooooooooooooo I wish I weren't a human
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG me too ( most of the times)
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FoxyDaPirateFox99 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Artist
YA SOMETIMES I PRETEND AIMNIMAL  SORRY MY SEPPLING
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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esmeraldakitty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tiger La la la la So cute!Tiger La la la la 
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nbradley7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I'm broke but they so adorable!
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"In the aaaaarms oooooof the aaangels…fly awaaaaaay, with meeee…"
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could help!!! :crying: rvmp

... I think I need a hug...
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esmeraldakitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Hugs*
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :cheer up hug: 
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StripedPawXGreyPaw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwww so freaking adorable
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ShinyUmbreon01 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww... :( :heart: Don't worry, little tiger! Lots of us are trying our best to save you and I know we will succeed! :)
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MauEvig Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww that's so sad. I wish I could help, but I'm just a poor jobless American.
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was jobless for years. I spent my time volunteering anyway I could, online and in person (when I could). It got me good experience. If you have the internet, spreading the word is a good way to help. It all depends on your passion and imagination. Don't limit yourself, you can do anything if you're passionate and determined.
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nool2i Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:heart: : (
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srg1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwww. This is great! I wanna help the tigers!!!!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; I have so many feels about this. *headdesk*
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long-danzi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
The thing that really pisses me off is that the traditional medicines don't even work but people use them anyway
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RJ8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, how sweet! Tigers and Mountain lions are two of my favorite big cats. I did read an article some time ago that a recent study showed an increase in the Tiger population in India.

I've seen them perform at county fairs. The white and golden tigers have beautiful coats.

I have heard many people have claimed to have reported seeing Javan Tigers which are thought to be extinct along with the Caspian and Bali tigers. Some have even found tracks. There was a case where 2 Javan tiger cubs were sold for $250 U.S. dollars as recently as a year ago!

Cute photos. I've always found it interesting that animals, regardless of species can get along yet many people can't.
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Alice15535 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The white and golden tigers were bred by man and aren't actual subspecies. They shouldn't exist. Natural selection would get rid of any born in the wild.
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RJ8 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.

Though there are some naturally occurring white /albino animals. White lions for example have been documented but sadly they are now extinct in the wild because of poaching.

Anyone that catches animals for sport seriously has some issues. It's just plain wrong!
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Alice15535 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
White tigers though and tabby tigers and stripeless Tigers are created by inbreeding. But I do agree.
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RJ8 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, interesting. I've also heard of a Maltese tiger which is silver or blue.

There was a case about a black tiger being found in India but supposedly the stuff specimen was lost or burned in a house fire.
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Alice15535 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No one has ever actually seen a blue or Maltese tiger. There's no evidence of it. And ahhh interesting
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RJ8 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but that doesn't mean they don't exist, there's a lot of undiscovered species out there and some that were thought to be extinct but have been rediscovered.
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Alice15535 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know they exist but they shouldn't. They are man made mutations
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EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist
That is sooo KAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [link] I feel the same way about ANY animal. I say that it's just plain NASTY [link] and SICK [link] It should stop. And SOON!!!!
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Ayumon29 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG >x<
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:
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greenht Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww!
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:
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Acinoyx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute. I love this. <3
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greenht Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww cute =D =D B-) :dance:
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Nephele73 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Photographer
dawwwwwwww
this is adorably awesome.
I love your creativity.
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Natsuko-Uchiha39 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
They are so cute :meow:
:cry: I hope that organizations avoid the extinction of tigers :+favlove:
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HeWhoWalksWithTigers Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not up to organizations, it's up to us. Organizations only represent the people; therefore, the people have to step up and speak up for those that can't speak for themselves.
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CastleDown13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
AWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LoveAnimalsForever Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Animals are more friendly than humans.
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Guardian-of-Animals Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Animals.
Many. MANY. times more friendly.

They won't backstab you, bully you, torment you, steal from you if it helps them, lie to you, or hide their true intentions from you.

They will be honest, they will be loyal, they will tell you to leave them alone if they're frightened, they will attack you if they need to, they will defend themselves if you hurt them and they will only react with the force necessary to survive.

They are incapable of evil, as evil is a human-only concept they do not understand, nor are they capable of understanding. That puts them above us by itself.

Animals are true friends, hence why I respect them over humans.

And I respect anyone who sees them for what they really are. You sir/madam, are a good person for not being blinded to their true personality, and I respect it in the precious few people I see.
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LoveAnimalsForever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
This is all true, my friend.
The animals, have a pure spirit.
All of the world belonged to them before of the, if we can call
HUMANS.
This is the cause my DA name is LoveAnimalsForever.
Because the animals...
...have the more pure spirit...
...of all world.
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Guardian-of-Animals Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They are all wonderful and don't deserve the treatment they get.

I cry for them all.

You can't call us human anymore. The primary word there is humane= to care for and nurture, to be kind and considerate of all. This does not happen. There are a precious few like you and I who truly love animals as they are. Some animal "lovers" only like them when they're tame...brainwashed to be humanity's "friend."

My love extends to the wild and free animals who are callously murdered because they do not fit mankind's desires. Destroyed because they didn't fit in. Tell me where the humanity is in that.
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LoveAnimalsForever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thank you, my friend.

I have animals on my home and i know what they want just looking at their face. Each one has its own personality and they are all unique.
I see on the TV the cruel monsters who don't give love to their animals, who thinked that was their friend.
My animals fell when a people cames on my home and like animals. When they don't like, my animals try to protect me, laying on my feet or on my lap.
I talk with they and they respond to me.

For you and the animals, a Happy Easter.
You can talk with me when you want.
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Guardian-of-Animals Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And the same to you. A happy easter, and keep your love of animals strong. I'm happy to speak whenever you wish for such.
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LoveAnimalsForever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Okay, my friend and thank you.
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