The Tiger Information Center
The Tiger Information Center was created to provide the public, scientific and conservation communities with an international forum for exchanging information relevant to the preservation of wild tigers (Panthera tigris) across Asia and in zoos worldwide. It provided multiple levels of information and educational concepts ranging from scientific to general, from complex to simple. It was designed to inform everyone from wildlife conservationists to the zoo community, from the professional to the curious, from adults to children.
The Tiger Information Center went on-line on 28 September 1995, the day Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation publicly launched the Save The Tiger Fund. The Minnesota Zoo hosted the site from its beginning in 1995 through 2005.
On an annual basis, the 5Tigers website averaged some 2.84 million unique visitors downloading about 414 GB of information about tigers. Visitors came from every state in the U.S., every province in Canada, and 120 other countries (China and India are the busiest tiger range state). It was a popular site. In 2005, the site was moved to Washington D.C. to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.