The Year of the Tiger - Beautiful Animals on the Brink (Slideshow)

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Photo via Brimac the 2nd via Flickr CC

Polar bears tend to steal the spotlight as a species in grave danger of disappearing from the planet -- primarily because they represent the impacts of climate change. But these bears aren't the only magnificent and iconic species in trouble: Tigers are also vanishing and we're at fault. While the news about tigers is usually dire, there's no reason we can't also celebrate how gorgeous, majestic, and even cute they are. Here are some amazing photos and videos that will tug at heart strings and remind us all why we need to rally around these amazing animals.

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