There’s no running involved in the race to save tigers.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is hoping people will contribute to their efforts to raise $5,000 for Tiger $5K: The Race to Save Tigers, a campaign trying to halt poaching in Southeast Asia.
Money raised in the campaign will support Wildlife Conservation Society efforts to stop poaching, reduce human-tiger conflict and provide veterinary care to tigers caught in snares, said zoo general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck.
“If we don’t act now, these tigers could disappear from the wild within a generation,” Goodrowe Beck said.
The Zoo Society has pledged an additional $5,000.