Emma just received a postcard from her friend Joe Texotic, who is helping to release a rehabilitated tiger to the wild. Tigers are an endangered species, which means that there are so few of them left in the wild, they may disappear altogether. Today there are less than 3,000 tigers in the wild.
Can you help Joe release the tiger so it can go live in the wild?
There are five different kinds or subspecies of tiger alive in the world today. These tigers are called Siberian, South China, Indochinese, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris.
Let's Find the Tigers
EMMA'S GETTING HER ADVENTURE AVIATOR MACHINE READY TO GOOOOOOO
You can download this Journey Journal, or make your own- it's fun to get creative.
She grabs her Journey Journal, her backpack of supplies, and she's ready to go! Click the video to travel with her, then come back her for more fun.
Nice job, Explorer!
Here is important information for your Journey Journal.
Did you know...
Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world.
Adults can weigh up to 363kg (that’s about the same as ten ten year olds!) and measure up to 3.3m!
Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat.
They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.
Tigers are solitary hunters, and generally search for food alone at night.
They quietly stalk their prey until they are close enough to pounce – then they kill their victim with a bite to the neck or back of the head. Ouch!
At full speed, tigers can reach up to 40 miles an hour.
They could race you in a car... and win!
Tigers have walked the earth for a long time.
Fossil remains of tigers found in parts of China are believed to be 2 million years old. Way older than Grandma.
Tigers are really good swimmers.
Unlike most members of the cat family, they like water and often cool off in pools or streams.
A tiger’s roar can be heard almost two miles away!
Let's listen for that rooooooooooooooooooar.
No two tigers have the same stripes.
Every tiger has their own pattern on their fur, making them all unique. Just like you!
Make sure you've captured your notes in the Journey Journal!
Our Tiger-Loving Reading List
Time to read. Find a quiet spot to read one of these books. Japan is such an amazing place.
Tigers: Activity Section
Dear Explorers, please complete at least one of these activities. Make sure to tag #wonderexplorersclub so we can celebrate you!
The more you know about the ocean and the world that lives under the sea, the more you can help others learn how important it is to save it.
Show us your creation and tag #wonderexplorers so we can share it with other kids!
Meet Spot and Stripe...
British born Giles Clark heads up the exotic carnivores section at Australia Zoo. He has travelled the world expanding his knowledge of tigers living in captivity and has made considerable conservation efforts to protect them in the wild.
Now, he’s taking on an even bigger challenge – he’s taking home two Sumatran tiger cubs and bringing them up with his own family