On Tigers

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Tigers are my favorite animals in the whole wide world, and the white ones are my extra favorite animals. (Is it possible to talk about one's favorite animal without sounding like a five-year-old?) I've been hearing some rumblings about tigers going extinct, which is just plain stupid. Pandas have been going extinct for like decades now, but tigers just whoosh in out of nowhere with a surprise extinction to beat them out? That is total crap. Also, what about those whales?

I've decided that I'm going to ask my parents to adopt a tiger cub in my name through a foundation called Save China's Tigers as my Christmas present this year. I don't even know if the foundation is legit yet or not, so I won't post a link, but if you have a few spare dollars and want to find your own tiger-related charity to donate to this season, I will love you forever. And maybe even kiss you, if you're pretty or if you smell good or if you quote Lord of the Rings in a low voice in my ear.

So go forth and save my favorite animal, if not for me then for the kids of the future who need to have tigers in the world in order to fully appreciate the greatness of Calvin and Hobbes.

gRegor

gRegor

A couple years ago at the Indiana State Fair they had some white Bengal tigers. I remember the trainers talking about how few of them there are in the world. They're beautiful and pretty awesome animals, for sure.

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

William Blake's "The Tyger" (1794)

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Erini

Erini

There are a few reserves, I think maybe near or in Nepal, that are run by monks. I've always wanted to go visit.

No one generally wants to help save my favorite animal. It's hard to convince people that yes, we really do need sharks.

I always have one of those "adopt a ______" on my christmas list, but sadly no one's ever gotten one for me. :(

LovelyAnomaly

LovelyAnomaly

You may also consider the adoption program through the Lincoln Park Zoo. It helps fund the zoo's conservation efforts, which goes far beyond the animals seen at LPZoo. Plus, you get a cute little stuffed animal to go with it.

http://lpzoo.org/sup_ado.php