Friday, October 16, 2015

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tiger.

Feral creature burning bright
Came to me in dreams of night
Breath gentle, naught of fright

Sumatran tigers are the smallest surviving tiger subspecies and are distinguished by heavy black stripes on their orange coats. They are protected by law in Indonesia, with tough provisions for jail time and steep fines. But despite increased efforts in tiger conservation—including law enforcement and antipoaching capacity—a substantial market remains in Sumatra and the rest of Asia for tiger parts and products. Sumatran tigers are losing their habitat and prey fast, and poaching shows no sign of decline. ~ Bernard

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