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

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“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