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The striped cats.



                   One of the most handsome animals in the wild - The Tiger. God seems to have created this guy when He had plenty of time on His hands ! After the peacock, I think it is the tiger, who looks so regal and appealing.
           Hubby had been to a jungle safari few months ago, when he shot this guy, on camera. The walk, the stance -  the tiger seems to know he owns every inch of the  property that we humans trespass.
        Sadly, there are just a few of these magnificent creatures on the face of the earth. Their numbers dwindling by the day, thanks to  poachers, and a large market for their organs.
       I wonder, if the future generations will be lucky enough to spot even one of these wild cats, or will they have to satisfy themselves by looking at their stuffed replicas in museums?
       Only time will tell.





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  1. I hate to say it but I am actually pessimistic on this. I really don't think the tiger will last till the end of the next generation. It is unbelievable how we whittled down the numbers from over 10,000 to barely 2000 in just my generation without thinking of an effective measure to stop poaching... the odds don't look good I fear

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    1. So true, Roshan! I fear the same. And, I feel that in spite of all that is being done to protect these cats, we are really not succeeding in any way! We sure are going to lose this magnificent species to extinction very soon..:-(

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