Tiger, tiger…

At the beginning of the 19th century there were 40,000 tigers in the world. Today, around 4,000 are left in the wild, more than half of them in India. Continue reading


“Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright” – but not for much longer

“The Tyger” is a poem by the English painter and poet William Blake, published in 1794 as part of his collection Songs of Experience. Blake may never have seen a tiger (London Zoo only opened the year after his death), but he would have deplored the callousness of a world that allowed them to become extinct. Continue reading