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.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry big cat Noun
large predators, including tigers, lions, jaguars, and leopards.
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.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
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.
to hunt, trap, or fish illegally.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.
an area restricted for the protection and preservation of natural resources
protected land area Noun
area where development projects are controlled or limited.
to identify or acknowledge.
position of something in relation to related things.
meeting or conference of top leaders.
to scare or be a source of danger.