Posted: Monday, October 14th 2013 at 10:19am
New Brenau group supports preservation of the tiger species
Brenau University President Ed Schrader speaks at the recent dedication of the Brenau Golden Tiger on Green Street near E.E. Butler Parkway.
GAINESVILLE - Brenau University is now affiliated with the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, a student-led collaborations of colleges and universities around the country with tiger mascots. Brenau's is the Golden Tiger.
The organization aims to mobilize the public through education to improve or create global policies aimed at preserving the tiger species.
Brenau biology professor Jessi Shrout and biology student Esther Sindler say that in the past century the world has lost about 95 percent of its tiger population. Only about 3,200 tigers remain in the world.
There are 56 tiger mascot schools in the U.S., including Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Missouri and Tuskegee Institute – the only other university that claims the Golden Tiger.
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