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Scarsdale Teen Organizes 'Save The Tiger' Weekend at the Bronx Zoo

Scarsdale resident Samantha Lawless is conducting a "Save the Tiger."
Scarsdale resident Samantha Lawless is conducting a "Save the Tiger." Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Samantha Lawless, Scarsdale resident and senior Girl Scout, is partnering with Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo to present a “Save The Tiger” weekend on April 18 and April 19.

Visitors will learn why the wild tiger is endangered and find out what they can do to help stop it from disappearing in our lifetime.

Activities will include talks and video presentations about the tiger and its habitat.

Children can make tiger masks and visit real tigers at the zoo’s Tiger Mountain exhibit.

The “Save The Tiger” weekend is part of Lawless' Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn by working more than 80 hours on a community service project of her choosing that will improve the world and be sustainable beyond her involvement.

Lawless is also talking with the zoo’s guest programming and education departments about helping them create a Tiger Conservation Patch Program for scout troops to earn at the zoo.

“I’m hoping that my new project at the Bronx Zoo will reach even more people than I did when I worked to raise awareness in Scarsdale. I want to inspire others to take action to prevent the loss of this beautiful animal,” Lawless said in a statement. “I especially want to teach other kids and teens about the issues of wildlife trafficking and deforestation. There are only about 3,200 wild tigers left on earth today. Young people hold the future of this planet in their hands and will make the right choices if they know what is at stake.”

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