Sumatran tiger

Update from our field researcher in Sumatra


Philadelphia Zoo is working with Dr. Marcella Kelly, an ecologist from Virginia Tech, to protect endangered big cats in the wild.

Dr. Kelly is a pioneer in the use of infrared camera “traps” to capture information about these often elusive animals—a technique now widely adopted by cat conservationists around the world.

As the winner of the Philadelphia Zoo’s 2013 Global Conservation Prize, Dr. Kelly will receive $100,000 from the Zoo to continue her groundbreaking work over the next five years. She has a team currently in Sumatra supporting our field research on endangered tigers. 

Learn more about Dr. Kelly's Sumatran Tiger Project.

By Kristen Waldron, Director of Conservation Education/IntegrationKristen Waldron