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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Paper Tiger

I had to go to London today for work. Unfortunately time was tight, so I didn't get the opportunity of doing any sightseeing.

As I walked through St Pancras Station I saw this tiger, but didn't have time to stop and see what it was promoting. But there was a little time before the return journey, so I stopped to take a photo or two.

As most people should know, the number of tigers, like many other wild animals are on the wane due to poaching, hunting and environmental problems.

The tiger, like the panda has become a symbol of these concerns as numbers are dwindling fast.  This tiger has been made from recycled materials and is available for sale through an auction site.

As you can imagine, there was a lot of people walking through the station concourse, so I didn't manage manage to take as good photo as I would have liked. But at least you can see how well made the tiger is and the stand made from hundreds of crushed aluminium drink cans.