About the RSF: Rare Species Fund

The Rare Species Fund was established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complementing the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S The Fund receives it financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S, the generosity of donations form exhibit guests, and the general public.
The Rare Species Fund actively supports the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) in its efforts to improve African zoo collection management, captive animal husbandry, and public educational messages. On a Continent where millions of wildebeest make an annual migration of several hundred miles, covering a huge swath of two countries, accompanied by zebra and other plains game, as well as many rare and endangered predators, almost 99 per cent of all African youth will never see any of these animals in their natural habitat.
The RSF is doing its part to help educate the citizens of this continent to appreciate the wealth of their wildlife diversity and the threats to its continued existence in Africa.

THESE cute cubs prove even wild cats and dogs can get along.

At the moment the heavier 25lb wolf cubs can push their smaller tiger friends around at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS).


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Swimming with lions: How I taught big cats to doggy paddle

The water-loving creatures all live at a special park for endangered species, where they have been taught to swim by Dr Bhagavan Antle, who has cared for them for 25 years.


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Conservationist Dr. Bhagavan Antle & TIGERS

In 1982, conservationist Dr Bhagavan Antle was introduced to a Siberian tiger cub by a zoo director visitng his clinic. Animal-lover Antle was so enthralled by the the tiger that he founded The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) - a wildlife education organization, dedicated to promoting global conservation in an interactive and entertaining way.


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