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DiCaprio and Putin team for Tiger Summit

2010 November 24
by Shared by Steve Rust

Actor/Producer Leonardo DiCaprio sat down with Russian Prime Minister    Vladimir Putin this week at the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Tigers are   threatened with extinction in 13 nations, all of which sent representatives to the meeting.  DiCaprio personally pledged $1 million to the effort to protect the world’s largest cat.

The AP and Christian Science Monitor covering the story and Andy Revkin at DotEarth has pondered whether Apple should donate to the effort as well because it names operating systems after big cats.  Wondering at a sudden uptick in his own Twitter account, Revkin realized that his tweet on the Apple/Tiger connection issue had been re-tweeted by DiCaprio. “What do you think Steve Jobs? Imagine what you can do to #SaveTheTigers with @Revkin’s idea” (DiCaprio, 4:10 PM Nov 17, 2010).

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