Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wild Cat Mural Competition in Sumatra
We just received photos from one of the activities in celebration of the Year of the Tiger in Kerinci Seblat National Park in Sumatra. Our friend Iding Achmad Haidir is extremely committed to spreading the word about protecting the tigers and other wild cats of the park to the surrounding communities. He applied for grant funding from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Clouded Leopard Project to support a mural competition in the village of Pelayang Raya. Twenty teams competed consisting of students, park staff members, and the general public. As you can see from the photos there is some amazing local talent! Teams could create murals of any of the wild cats in the park, but all selected the tiger. What a great illustration of the need for more education work about the region's small cats! Thanks, Id, for sharing the photos.


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