Year of the Tiger

According to the chinese zodiac this year marks the year of the tiger, to be more specific it's the year of the white tiger ? ...
According to Chinese Five Element Astrology Calendar (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth), 2010 is the Year of Metal Tiger. Gold is related to Metal and money.
People who like to talk about wealth will say that 2010 is a Golden Tiger year. In chinese Five Elements theory :), the color representing metal is White. Therefore, we also can say that 2010 is the Year of White Tiger.

Conservationists are hoping to capitalize on the Year of the Tiger by calling attention to the plight of the endangered big cats. The number of wild tigers is thought to have dropped from 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to fewer than 3,000 today. In September, the World Bank and Russia will hold a summit on tiger conservation in Vladivostok, encouraging countries that are host to wild tigers to reach agreements to further protect and expand their habitat.

A visitor looks at a crystal tiger which was made up of 955 steel wires and 12,888 small crystal balls at a department store in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The artwork, which is the size of an actual tiger, was designed as a gift for the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger, which began on February 14, 2010

Curious about what creature represents your year of birth ? ... here you go :)

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