Forceful by BarbBarcikKeith
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10×14 watercolor enhanced colored pencil on satin finish watercolor paper. Original unavailable.

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The captive population of Siberian Tiger comprises several hundred. A majority of these tigers are found in China, with other populations in Europe and North America. The large, distinctive and powerful cats are popular zoo exhibits. The Siberian Tiger is bred within the Species Survival Plan (SSP), a project based on 83 wild caught tigers. According to most experts, this population is large enough to stay stable and genetically healthy. Today, approximately 160 Siberian Tigers participate in the SSP, which makes it the most extensively bred tiger subspecies within the programme. There are currently no more than around 255 tigers in the tiger SSP from three different subspecies. Developed in 1982, the Species Survival Plan for the Siberian Tiger is the longest running program for a tiger subspecies. It has been very fortunate and productive, and the breeding program for the Siberian Tiger has actually been used as a good example when new programs have been designed to save other animal species from extinction.

The Siberian Tiger is not very difficult to breed in captivity, but the possibility of releasing animals bred in captivity into the wild is small. Conservation efforts that secure the wild population are therefore still of imperative. If a captive bred Siberian Tiger were to be released into the wild, it would lack the necessary hunting skills and starve to death (info from Wikipedia).

  • Complete 03-15-2007 in 14.11 hours spread over 7 days

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Comments

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    beautiful work. Gorgeous and amazing detail

  • Coralie Plozza
    Coralie Plozzaover 7 years ago

    stunning….absolutely beautiful

  • kristian94
    kristian94over 7 years ago

    oh, i love the colour in this one, great work!

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 7 years ago

    I COULD BROWSE YOUR WORK ALL DAY, LOVE THEM ALL

  • Tron
    Tronover 7 years ago

    Another fine double portrait…excellent!

  • Paul Gana
    Paul Ganaabout 7 years ago

    great

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 7 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful!

  • Shelleymay
    Shelleymayalmost 7 years ago

    Outstanding work

  • photojoey
    photojoeyalmost 7 years ago

    stunning work of art

  • krafty
    kraftyalmost 7 years ago

    Absoltely gorgeous artwork..you have captured the essence of the Tiger perfectly..I love this..well done.


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