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International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day, which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annually on July 29, to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers and it is both an awareness day and a celebration of tigers.

International Tiger Day
Indian schoolchildren, their face and bodies painted as tigers, pose at a park in Bangalore on August 1, 2015, during an awarness programme about the endangered tiger species. International Tiger Day which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annually on July 29, to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers and it is both an awareness day and a celebration of tigers. (AFP/Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
Two of three rare Amur Tiger cubs, aged four months and named Hector, Harley and Hope, experience their reserve for the first time with their mother Tschuna (L) at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, northern England on July 29, 2015. Only around 450 Amur Tigers survive in the wild in their native Russia and the cubs' release into their reserve coincides with International Tiger Day. (AFP/Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
A rare Amur Tiger cub, aged four months, plays with its mother Tschuna as it experiences its reserve for the first time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, northern England on July 29, 2015. Only around 450 Amur Tigers survive in the wild in their native Russia and Yorkshire Wildlife Park's release of three cubs, named Hector, Harley and Hope, into their reserve coincides with International Tiger Day. (AFP/Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
A rare Amur Tiger cub, aged four months, plays with its mother Tschuna as it experiences its reserve for the first time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, northern England on July 29, 2015. Only around 450 Amur Tigers survive in the wild in their native Russia and Yorkshire Wildlife Park's release of three cubs, named Hector, Harley and Hope, into their reserve coincides with International Tiger Day. (AFP/Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
A Chinese tourist takes photos of a 6-week-old tiger cub using a selfie stick at Tiger Kingdom on July 29, 2015 in Mae Rim, Thailand. Face painting and celebrations marked International Tiger Day at Tiger Kingdom where tourists can pay to pet tigers and pose for photos. (Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a 6-week-old tiger cub at Tiger Kingdom on July 29, 2015 in Mae Rim, Thailand. Face painting and celebrations marked International Tiger Day at Tiger Kingdom where tourists can pay to pet tigers and pose for photos. (Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
A tourist lies on a sleeping tiger's belly on July 29, 2015 in Mae Rim, Thailand. Face painting and celebrations marked International Tiger Day at Tiger Kingdom where tourists can pay to pet tigers and pose for photos. (Getty Images)
International Tiger Day
Activists from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pose with body suits resembling tigers as they sit in a cage during a protest in front of the National Zoological Park ahead of International Tiger Day, in New Delhi on July 26, 2013. The protest was held in the wake of what the activists claim are the deaths of eight tigers at the zoo during a six-month period. (AFP/Getty Images)