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Year of the Tiger

February 14, 2010, marked not just Valentine’s Day, but also the beginning of the Lunar (technically, the “lunisolar”) or Chinese New Year—the astrological Year of the Tiger. The Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is showing its love for these endangered felines with a new Year of the Tiger guide to all things striped and wonderful. The...

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February 14, 2010, marked not just Valentine’s Day, but also the beginning of the Lunar (technically, the “lunisolar”) or Chinese New Year—the astrological Year of the Tiger. The Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is showing its love for these endangered felines with a new Year of the Tiger guide to all things striped and wonderful.

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The page consolidates links to profiles of Bengal and Siberian tigers, a gallery of extraordinary tiger photos, inspiring up-close tiger videos, heartening news of tiger-range countries pledging to double the animal’s populations in the wild by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022—and grim news about the staggering number of wild tigers lost to poaching over the last decade or butchered illegally in private “zoos.”

Want to share your tiger love? There’s also a link for donations to support the Big Cats Initiative.

NG Stock photograph by Michael Nichols (top), NG Your Shot photograph by Debbie Grant

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