Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Siegfried & Roy Help Promote Stamp

John Katsilometes reports on the Las Vegas Weekly website that world famous magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn took some time yesterday to help promote the Save The Vanishing Species semi-postal that benefits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Without Borders Multinational Species Conservation Fund.

The fund provides financial assistance to programs that help protect endangered species such as tigers, elephants, rhinoceroses, great apes and marine turtles.

According to the article, "For nearly 30 years, Siegfried & Roy have been dedicated to preserving white tigers around the world. Once nearly extinct, white tigers are relatively plentiful today, with more than 200 in existence globally. Having embarked on their crusade to save the species in 1983, Siegfried & Roy authorized the use of one of their big cats, Svengali (actually a heterozygous golden tiger), to be used as the subject of the stamp."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM