How to Adopt a TigerBy
A family that adopts a tiger: this could be the premise of a new sitcom. However, this isn’t necessarily what adopting a tiger is all about. When you adopt a tiger, you don’t bring him into your home. Instead, you provide money to an organization which then makes sure the tiger is taken care of.
We often hear about how tigers are at the top of the food chain. They eat other animals, and no one messes with them. Despite this, tigers have become extremely endangered. This is mostly because humans have destroyed their habitats and hunted them for their beautiful fur coats. If we aren’t careful, our children and grandchildren might never know what a tiger is except through pictures in books.
So what can you do to make sure that tigers continue to survive for years to come? One of the best things you can do is adopt a tiger.
One of the easiest ways to do this is through the zoo in your hometown. This is a particularly attractive option because then you have the ability to visit your tiger whenever you want. Many school teachers who are teaching their students about animals and the conservation of the planet will adopt a tiger on behalf of the entire class. This gives the class an interest in tigers which they might not have otherwise had. Especially if the tiger is a cub, they can watch and learn as the tiger grows. The best part about adopting a tiger through your zoo is that it is relatively inexpensive. Zoos are able to get lots of contributions from people like you, so you can usually donate as little or as much money as you’d like.
However, many people don’t feel that adopting a tiger from the zoo makes much difference. After all, these animals aren’t in any danger of extinction, and they have already been displaced from their natural habitat. They would rather see wild tigers protected from the zoos themselves. If this describes you, then you might consider adopting a wild tiger. The Tiger Foundation (tigers.ca) offers a one sponsor per tiger program. This foundation protects tigers that are still in the wild. Under this program, you will feel good knowing you are making a real difference in a tiger’s life. The downside is that it costs $10,000 per year. You can also adopt an entire family of tigers for $50,000 per year.
If you are a lover of wildlife and the earth, adopting a tiger can be a great way to make a difference. If you haven’t already considered it, you should look into the various programs that are available. There are many other ways to help the environment, such as using a kitchen compost bin or an Oxo trash can.