Saturday, November 27, 2010

Putin... Fierce, but Cuddly

Here we see an adorable, cuddly rare creature, along with a tiger in a basket.

This Month, Putin hosted a tiger conservation summit in St. Petersburg. There, the thirteen countries with wild tiger population worked out a way to save the endangered animal, whose population in the wild is only about 3500. They want to double the population of tigers within the next 20 years, but using new conservation techniques, and by insuring that existing laws to protect the tigers are enforced. In order to pay for these measures, World Bank has pledged $100 million to combat poachers. American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who attended the conference for some reason, has pledged $1 million of his own funds.

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