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The New Heart of the Zoo



TRUTH IN NUMBERS


by Sherry Raisbeck
Presented by Brown Bear Car Wash

 

100,000: number of wild tigers in the world in early 1900s
3,200: number of wild tigers left in the world today
350: number of tigers surviving in Malaysia
0: time left to waste if we want a world with tigers in it 

 

Artist Sherry Raisbeck confronts the truth in numbers for tiger populations. Don’t take pity, take action.


Woodland Park Zoo and Panthera work together with on-the-ground partners in Malaysia to conserve tigers and their forests. Every zoo visit makes this work possible.

 

Artist Statement


“I am thrilled to help bring Woody to the many fans of animals outside ourselves. I hope he calls attention to the imminent dangers facing this very special species.

In my lifetime I am aware of many life altering events. One of those to consider is the fact that 90 percent of the Malayan tiger population is lost.

Diminished and fractured habitat and illegal poaching are some of the top problems.

I tried to animate Woody so you would notice. The black and white border on the base is squares representing 100 tigers each in 1950. The fractured area in the center of the platform represents the 10 percent remaining today or 350 tigers. (Acrylic on fiberglass.)

Sherry Raisbeck
B.F. A. Cornish College of the Arts



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