Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sumatran-Tiger-in-the-Smithsonian-National-Zoo-in-Washington-27MZIF35NZ79.htmlConceptually similarSumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PICompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PJCompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PKCompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PLCompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PMCompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PNCompleted★★★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4POCompleted★★★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PPCompleted★★★★Sumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonGP0STO4PQCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STO4PSSumatran Tiger in the Smithsonian National Zoo in WashingtonA Sumatran tiger paces in his environment in the great cats section of the Smithsonian National Zoo.Locations:North America-United States of America-Washington, D.C.Date:24 Nov, 2013Credit:© Greenpeace / Sarah JacquesMaximum size:5184px X 3456pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Endangered species-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Sunny-Tigers-ZoosShoot:Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.A Sumatran tiger in the great cats exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. As few as 400 wild tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds of the destruction of tiger habitat from 2009 to 2011, the most recent period for which official Indonesian government data are available. Such destruction fragments the extensive tracts of rainforest over which tigers need to range in order to hunt. Expansive deforestation by palm oil plantations is driving the Sumatran tiger towards extinction, as its home in the rainforests of Sumatra continues to be threatened. Greenpeace investigations have revealed that the companies that produce common household items, such as Colgate, Palmolive, Head and Shoulders shampoo and Oreo cookies are linked to the mass deforestation, endangering the Sumatran tiger while creating products containing palm oil.