image of ‘A streak of Sumatran Tigers’ by Woop Studios (limited edition of 300,available to buy for £300, unframed from Woop Studios)
This handsome stripey fella is surrounded by 300 tiger print circles, representing the remaining tigers in the wild. This latest addition to the superb collection of animal collective nouns prints by Woop Studios is not only gorgeous and for sale but also it is helping to raise money for London Zoo’s ‘Tiger SOS’ campaign. There are only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, which if you think about it, is not many but it’s enough to stop them from becoming extinct, if we make some changes now.
‘In just 70 years, three, possibly four, subspecies of tiger (the Bali, Caspian and Javan Tiger and experts believe that possibly also the South China Tiger) have become extinct in the wild. Conservationists believe the Sumatran will be the next to die out.’
The ‘Tiger SOS’ campaign is hoping to raise £2 million for their conservation work in Sumatra, (including increasing anti-poaching patrols, helping fight against the trade in tiger skins and body parts and fund the creation of wildlife corridors) and a new state-of-the-art Tiger Conservation Headquarters and tiger breeding (love-in) facilities, here in the heart of our city.
Here are some of my pictures of the Sumatran tigers at London Zoo
Images © Emily Blunden/ Atticus and Finch