Tigers

Tigers

As Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow followed the Yellow Brick Road, they feared the animals they might encounter. “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Today, a more realistic fear is the animals we might never encounter. Sadly, the wild tiger population is being threatened by poaching, habitat loss and population fragmentation. Want to learn more? Here are my recommendations for tiger hunting on the Web.

Tigers Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

National Geographic Kids: Tigers5 stars

"Easily recognized by its coat of reddish-orange with dark stripes, the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world." I just love the Creature Features at National Geographic Kids. This one include eleven snippets of tiger basics, three photos, one video, a map showing where tigers live, and an e-card to send to friends or family. And best of all, you can print a collectible 3x5 card and all the tiger facts on a single piece of paper.

Tigers in Crisis4 stars

"Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct in the last 60 years, an average of one every 20 years.The Bali tiger became extinct in the 1930's. The Caspian tiger was forced into extinction in the 1970's. And the Javan tiger followed in the 1980's." Created by journalist and conservationist Craig Kasnoff, Tigers in Crisis tells the plight of tigers with short, informative articles accompanied by striking photos. Related international news items are featured in a sister website Tigers in Crisis News.

WWF: Endangered Species: Tigers4 stars

"The tiger is the largest of the Asian big cats and can be found in a wide range of habitats, from the evergreen and monsoon forests of the Indo-Malayan realm to the mixed coniferous-deciduous woodlands of the Russian Far East and the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans, shared by India and Bangladesh." Visit to learn details about threats to tigers around the world, along with species fact sheets

Tigers Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Jungle Walk: Tiger Pictures

National Geographic: Photo Gallery: Tigers

Northrup: Pictures of Tigers

T.I.G.E.R.S.


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Feldman, Barbara. "Tigers." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 1 Dec. 2009. Web. 3 Sep. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/tigers/ >.


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