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Tag Archives: Asia

T is for Tiger

I have posted this picture before – but not the blog. . Sumatran tigers are critically endangered. They live in the same forests as Sumatran orangutans, also critically endangered. 80% of the forests they live in have been cut down. There are only 400 of these tigers left. They are particularly interesting as they have …

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C is for Cheetah

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. They have extra large lungs and passages to allow the consumption of oxygen needed for such huge bursts of speed – massive muscles in their back legs to power them, and the muscles themselves use glycogen which breaks down more quickly than …

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T is for Tiger

There is definitely something special about the tiger – despite the obvious power and weight visible beneath its stunning coat it has wonderful lightness and grace of movement. It is the largest of all cats, and arguably the most beautiful. It is also one of the most endangered. Again, human encroachment into and destruction of …

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