Satu, a Sumatran tiger cub born on November 14, 2015, is the first for the Zoo and the second to be born in American zoos in 2015. The species is considered "critically endangered" as under 500 are believed to exist in the forests of Sumatra and Indonesia.
Photographer Alexander Hotz composed a photo essay featuring the haunting Luk Thep "god dolls" and their creator, Mananya "Mama Ning" Boonmee, who says the dolls are "infused with a child's soul." The dolls have roots in ancient Thai child figure that housed the unborn remains of a fetus, intended to bring good fortune.
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The Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin is the largest natural park (355.8 acres) for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present. There are over 500 purebred Siberian tigers, along with white tigers, lions, leopards, black pumas and Bengali tigers.
The United States came in fourth place in a new ranking of the best countries in the world released by U.S. News and World Report. Scroll through this photo collection to find out which countries made the top 10.
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