Archie (photo by @kristacope).
Did you know that according to Chinese culture, the tiger is the king of beasts, not the lion. Tigers represent royalty and fearlessness. They have a marking on their forehead that looks like the Chinese symbol for “king”!
Yet, despite their importance (and partly because of it) in Chinese culture, they are still hunted and poached and their body parts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tiger parts such as bones, eyes, and teeth are used to treat malaria, insomnia, and bad skin. Tiger parts are worth far more to those that trade in TCM than a live animal. #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram