• On July 29, 2010, the world first recognized International Tiger Day. Tigers are the biggest of the “big cats,” and can weigh up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds)!
     
    Tigers are an endangered species. There are only about 4,000 wild tigers left in the world. 
     
    One of the ways you can help tiger conservation is by participating in Little Kitties for Big Cats. Support tigers, lions, panthers, and other big cats—and show off your own pet at the same time!
  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    big cat Noun

    large predators, including tigers, lions, jaguars, and leopards.

    celebrate Verb

    to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.

    climate change Noun

    gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.

    Encyclopedic Entry: climate change
    conservation Noun

    management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.

    Encyclopedic Entry: conservation
    development Noun

    construction or preparation of land for housing, industry, or agriculture.

    endangered species Noun

    organism threatened with extinction.

    Encyclopedic Entry: endangered species
    establish Verb

    to form or officially organize.

    government Noun

    system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.

    habitat Noun

    environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.

    Encyclopedic Entry: habitat
    initiative Noun

    first step or move in a plan.

    poach Verb

    to hunt, trap, or fish illegally.

    population Noun

    total number of people or organisms in a particular area.

    preserve Noun

    an area restricted for the protection and preservation of natural resources

    protected land area Noun

    area where development projects are controlled or limited.

    recognize Verb

    to identify or acknowledge.

    status Noun

    position of something in relation to related things.

    summit Noun

    meeting or conference of top leaders.

    survive Verb

    to live.

    threaten Verb

    to scare or be a source of danger.

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