Enzo saves tigers with art
Enzo Vivace‘s eyes light up when he starts talking about tigers.
They’re his favourite animal and he’s determined to not see them become extinct.
After watching a BBC documentary he decided he wanted to do something to help.
The Grey Lynn primary school pupil started creating tigerinspired artwork and selling the pieces from 50 cents to $5.
‘‘There only around 400 Sumatran tigers in the wild, they’re the smallest tiger subspecies and they have the brightest orange coat,’’ Enzo says.
Enzo’s mum Sally Frewin says as a family they’ve always cared about animal welfare.
‘‘The life lesson is that you can be a 9-year-old and make a difference, because it costs only $5 a day to protect a tiger in Sumatra,’’ she says.
‘‘Tigers could be extinct in his generation’s lifetime, so if the kids get motivated and act now it could stop this.’’
Enzo has donated what he has raised so far to Auckland Zoo, who donates to the patrol team at Kerinci Seblat National Park.
This supports the work of six Tiger Protection and Conservation Units (TPCU), and their back-up team to conduct patrols in and around Kerinci Seblat National Park
Enzo is going to continue raising money for the big cats via a fundraising page.
Enzo Vivace has been creating and selling his artwork to raise money for the Sumatran tigers.