Russia’s Transaero Airlines and the Amur Tiger Center haved teamed up in an effort to save Siberian Tigers. The airline recently revealed its appropriately themed ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on a Boeing 747-400. The design is intended to raise awareness to the threat imposed on the endangered species across the globe.
The Siberian (Amur) tiger population has been under threat in their native land. Over 95 percent live in Russia’s Far East. However, a program by World Wildlife Foundation(WWF) Russia and the Amur Tiger Center under the supervision of the Russian government has managed to stabilize numbers upwards of 510 to 514 individual animals over the 10 years, according to the latest census.
The airline released a fascinating time lapse video detailing the enormous task of adding a tiger face to the nose of a very large airplane.
Behind the scenes footage is also available for your viewing pleasure and it looks like the artists involved thoroughly enjoyed their work.