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Tracking one of India’s most elusive and endangered animals, Animal Planet will shine the spotlight on the majestic tiger. Animal Planet will celebrate the tigers through its month-long programming line-up – WHERE TIGERS RULE. Airing every night at 9 pm in March, WHERE TIGERS RULE will explore the evolution of the tiger, its secret behaviour, why it is such a successful hunter and the way it has adapted to very different environments.
Leading Bollywood actors Irfan Khan and Nargis Fakhri have joined hands to support Animal Planet’s initiative and to raise awareness about the threats affecting tigers’ survival. They will bring focus to the role that humans can play in saving these powerful beasts.
Narrating gripping tales of wildlife in danger and inspiring stories of tiger conservation – Valmik Thapar, Alphonse Roy, Chris Morgan, Saba Douglas Hamilton, and Steve Backshall, amongst others, WHERE TIGERS RULE will uncover the colourful secrets behind the elusive world of tigers.
Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia and South East Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, ”Animal Planet remains committed to celebrate and sustain the majesty of the Earth’s natural beauty and animal kingdom through its innovative programmes. It inspires people to make the world a better place for animals. Where Tigers Rule will explore new stories that will captivate the audience and will offer a unique perspective on the importance of tigers’ survival.”
Leading Bollywood actor Irfan Khan says, “Tigers are very crucial for our ecosystem. Their conservation is a collective responsibility. I aim to raise consciousness amongst audience in securing the future of these beautiful animals.”
Actor Nargis Fakhri said, “Where Tigers Rule would help viewers understand the elusive lifestyle of tigers and raise awareness about the grave situation of the dwindling tiger population. Let’s pledge to save our wildernesses to make the world a safe place for this supreme cat.”
- In the past 100 years, the tiger’s habitat and numbers have reduced by 95%.
- Three tiger species – the Bali, Javan and Caspian – have become extinct in the last 70 years.
- Tigers can live for up to 20 years in zoos and typically 10 to 15 years in the wild.
- The tiger is the largest member of the cat family and also the largest land-living mammal whose diet consists entirely of meat.
- A tiger can travel up to nine metres in a single leap.
- Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.
- The Siberian tiger can run up to 50 miles per hour over the snow if they want to. That’s only 10 miles per hours slower than the cheetah, the fastest cat in the world.