I hope everyone had a great time last year. As we enter Chinese new year this coming February 14 (which, coincidentally, is also Valentines Day), we welcome another auspicious year, 2010, celebrating the year of the tiger. And so with that, we are bringing you more tiger today by featuring 30 amazing and beautiful tiger illustrations to inspire us and jump-start our lives this year.
This special feature on tigers was also made not just for 2010 being the year of the tiger, but also dedicated to all tigers of the world. A simple call to everyone to be aware of the imminent extinction of the most beautiful, powerful and gracious animal on earth, who are being slaughtered to extinction every day. Current figure estimates of around 5,000 to 7,500 tigers are left in the wild out of the current five subspecies left. These numbers may not be that accurate but it is also feared that the actual figure of tigers in the world today is much lower. Others estimate that the remaining tiger population will be totally extinct or eradicated by the turn of the century or soon after.
May these 30 amazing tiger illustrations not just inspire all of us but also move our hearts to help them survive. Save the tigers!