Virginia Zoological Park, part 4: Asia - Trail of the Tiger #3
And so it is that the last animals encountered in the Trail of the Tiger are the Tigers! A pair of brothers from the Malayan sub-species of the six remaining strands of this amazing animal. I learned from the zookeeper that the Indochinese or Southern Chinese is the rarest and doomed to extinction with only 17 animals left all in Chinese Zoos. The genetics have ceased to be viable at this point. Here the Malayan Tigers are the most common in captivity, which made me glad that I had recently seen a Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo in Washington, DC and 4 Amur Tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo. I'm sorry that for these animals the only viable viewing was through tinted plexiglas.
I was born on a bitterly cold end of January night in the year 1961. It was seven years to the day after the birth of Oprah Winfrey, and one year before the death of Robert Frost on that same day. Cool associations both.
I was the first child of older parents (my mother was 42). I love the color yellow. I am single, and fascinated with life.