The RSF (Rare Species Fund) was established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S.
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.
Big Cat Studio: lions, tigers and leopards photographed in a studio
"The key to producing photographs as intimate as these was the close attention and skill of the cat handlers here at
T.I.G.E.R.S in Myrtle Beach," said Dr Bhagavan 'Doc' Antle, the group founder and director. "These cats have been with
my dedicated team since birth and their intuitive knowledge of their behaviour was essential to the photographic
Big cats turn on the feline flair for daring photo shoot
A new book, called Big Cat Studio, showcases lions, tigers, leopards and more photographed against a white background in
a studio, giving these images a candid and intimate feel.
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