Wednesday, July 31, 2013

     July 29th celebrated as Tiger international day. An occasion not only for celebrating the beauty of the species, but also for raising awareness of threats to tigers & the importance of 
preserving biodiversity & the world's ecosystem.

    Beside that, do we agree, that tigers are awesome? i do love tigers because they're an amazing creatures  Here is the important & interesting facts about tigers.

Tiger is the largest member of the cat family. Tigers belong to the genus Panthera in the cat family, Felidae. All tigers are of the same species, Panthera tigris. People admire the tiger for its strength and beauty, but they also fear it because it has been known to kill and occasionally eat people. 

Tigers can live in almost any climate. They need only shade, water, and food. Tigers are found in the rain forests of Thailand ; the hot and dry thorn woods of India ; and the cold, snowy, spruce forests of Siberia. Tigers also live in mangrove swamps, marshes, and tall grasslands.

Tigers and lions look similar except for the color and length of their hair. Tigers hunt large mammals, such as deer, antelope, wild cattle, and wild pigs. They may even attack young rhinoceroses and elephants. They also catch such small animals as peafowl, monkeys, and frogs. At times, tigers attack porcupines, but the porcupine's quills may stick in the tiger's face and body, causing painful wounds. In many parts of Asia, tigers prey on domestic cattle and water buffalo, especially where hunters have greatly reduced the amount of wildlife.

Tigers live up to 20 years in the wild. Tigers are good swimmers. They may swim across rivers or between islands. On hot days, they may cool off in water. Tigers can climb trees but usually do not. 

But sadly, people have greatly reduced the number of tigers by killing them and by clearing the forests in which they lived. Tiger are also hunted for their fur & leather. Lots of people admire the beauty of their skin complexion and smoothness of their fur. Moreover, Tigers organ trafficking were too much happening in the world.

  There are only 3,274 living tigers left in the wild and each day horrible people conspire to make that number lower. Once, our country has 3 species of tiger. But when time grows, they are approaching extinction. We've already lose Javan tiger (Panthera Tigris Sondaica) and Bali tiger ( Panthera Tigris Balica) species. Sumatran tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) left.
   So on July 29 International Tiger Day is happening to raise awareness (and funds) so that all striped big cats can prowl in peace. No matter where we live, no matter how small our actions are, ALL OF US have a part to play in saving the tiger and our planet as a whole. 

Save our Sumatran Tiger.  We can help to protect them together and be a voice for other animals in the world, especially for those who are threatened with extinction. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Au Revoir, Adorable Baby Raja & Raju...

Raja Story

     It is estimated that deforestation has already halved the Sumatran elephant population within one generation. With the disappearance of the forests, elephants are increasingly resorting to feeding in fields and plantations, and villagers found Raja apparently abandoned in their palm oil plantation. Having suffered from loss of crops to elephants, they captured him in the hope of holding him to ransom for some compensation.

Raja is a male baby elephant found in north Aceh, villagers found him roaming community plantation and held him captive

He strains against his chains, waving his little trunk for food and reassurance. He is bellowing in desperation for his mother

      As soon as they were alerted, the Veterinary Society for Sumatran Wildlife Conservation (VESSWIC) and one from the state conservation agency went immediately to the village to assess the situation, check on Raja’s health and give him some immediate treatment. They were working with the authorities to negotiate the release of Raja with the support of the community.
      The negotiations had been going well, and Raja's health was reported to stable. It therefore came as an incredible shock to all of them to learn of his sudden collapse and death. Raja was buried soon afterwards, so it is difficult for them to know for sure without having been able to examine him, but from all accounts the villagers had started giving him food that he was not used to. This was done with good intentions, but through inexperience and without the vets’ knowledge, it most likely caused a sudden bacterial infection that tragically, his young body could not cope with.

Raju Story
      The terrible capture of Raja by villagers in Sumatra came from frustration at losing their crops to elephants, and a lack of support from the government, a scenario that could become more frequent if the spatial plan goes ahead. Even so, they had hoped to profit from keeping Raja and holding him to ransom, and so they were even more shocked to learn that the same villagers had also captured another, much younger baby in the same area a few days before Raja died, who they called Raju.

2 pictures above shows Raju and his ex-owner 
Raju and villagers in North Aceh

       Thanks to further negotiations and the villagers’ realisation that Raju might also die under their care like Raja, he has since been rescued. Raju is currently receiving round-the-clock veterinary care and being fed milk formula, so he has the best possible chance, even though he is far from out of the woods. He is also with another baby elephant named Agam (the bigger one in the photo below )
Raju and Agam

Raju and his personal keeper on PLG 

Raju drinking soy milk
Raju in his small temporary home
Raju and Agam together
Raju was sleeping peacefully

     So sad but true, yesterday ( 22/07/13), Raju couldn't fight much longer. His critical diarrhea makes him gives up and leave a beautiful memory for all whose support him to fight.
u've already gave the best, Raju :') 
    The social campaign & garage sale activities which used to help raju therapy was still running to this day. Donations and all contributions still raised for helping the sustainability of Sumatran Elephant conservation.
Goodbye Raja... Goodbye Raju... u'll always be in our heart. If you guys miss us, give us your prettiest smile from up there.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Rest in Peace Papa Genk

    Papa Genk was found dead last Saturday morning near Rantau Sabon village in Indonesia’s Aceh province. Its the leader of more than 40 elephants. Its face was crushed, its tusks had been removed and taken and its trunk was detached from its body.

 Genk, was found dead in Aceh Jaya. The Ministry of Forestry and local police are now investigating. Photo: Fakhrizan Mahyeddin

      The 22-year-old Papa Genk was well known in the area, and residents of Rantau Sabon and other nearby villages often had problems with the elephant. Genk had been in the Rantau Sabon area together with an elephant calf whose mother had earlier been poisoned in another nearby village.

       Rangers used fireworks and bonfires to try to drive the elephants away from the area on Friday evening, finally returning to their camp at 2:00 a.m. after they no longer heard the elephants’ movements. The next morning, the rangers heard reports that an elephant had been killed with a spear and set off combing the area until they found Genk’s body. They cried when they saw Genk's condition because it was very sadistic. They also sure that the perpetrator took the tusks that night as well.

Papa genk second wife. the first one was poisoned a year ago. People said the tears fall from her eyes when she found papa genk was dead

       Aceh has been the site of a number of recent conflicts between humans and Sumatran elephants. In 2012, 14 elephants were killed in the province. In fact, Fewer than 3.000 Sumatran Elephants are left in the wild and environmentalists warn that they could be extinct within three decades unless steps are taken to protect them. This is so heartbreaking. And this is not a very first time happened in indonesia. I don’t get it why it’s still happening. Madness.

      Sometimes, i think that this country is such an evil because there's no serious law banning ivory trade and illegal slaughter of animals.World knows that our sumatran elephant has been categorized as critically endangered animal but our country has no serious act on it. Government, People, wake up. If there's no  
more elephant or other endangered animal, there's no stories that we can tell to our generation. it would be great if our children can interact with them directly and naturally.

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Say no to ivory, keep speak-out for animal rights & stand against animal cruelties. Let Elephants Be Elephants. #SaveOurSumatranElephants

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