Sidney's Bar Mitzvah
Tzedakah Project

For my Bar Mitzvah tzedakah project, I want to raise awareness about the animals most impacted by habitat loss and climate change. I am doing this by selling photos of ten endangered animals to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund.

My grandfather - Harvey Rogoff - took all ten photos at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park with his massive cameras that perfectly captured reality. Each animal has a story behind it. I hope you take time to read what I wrote about the animals, and maybe even buy a copy. These pictures would look great on the wall and remind us what we could lose if we don't address issues of habitat loss and climate change. I also hope you expand your knowledge of these issues and influence other people around you to do their part by visiting the World Wildlife Fund to learn how to be a Planet Hero.

If you want to purchase prints of these images, simply click below on any of the images. There is an option to buy just the print or you can order it framed (click Visit Shop for professional framing options). All proceeds will be donated to the WWF. You can also make a donation to the WWF as part of my Bar Mitzvah fundraiser without buying a picture. 

Thank you for your support of my project.

Sidney

African LionAfrican Lion<span class="large"><strong>Status: <em>Vulnerable</em><br/> <br/> Lions live throughout Africa, but they used to be found in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Habitat loss has made it very hard for lions to breed. They have also been poached for the skin, teeth, claws, and bones. Their population worldwide is only about 20,000 to 25,000.</strong></span>

AFRICAN LION
Status: Vulnerable
Lions live throughout Africa, but they used to be found in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Habitat loss has made it very hard for lions to breed. They have also been poached for the skin, teeth, claws, and bones. Their population worldwide is only about 20,000 to 25,000.

Amur LeopardAmur LeopardStatus: Critically Endangered

The Amur Leopard lives in eastern Asia. The Amur Leopard is endangered because of poaching. Not only are they poached, but their prey are poached too. There are only about 90 Amur Leopards left.
AMUR LEOPARD
Status: Critically Endangered
The Amur Leopard lives in eastern Asia. The Amur Leopard is endangered because of poaching. Not only are they poached, but their prey are poached too. There are only about 90 Amur Leopards left.

 

Bornean OrangutanBornean OrangutanStatus: Critically Endangered

The Bornean Orangutan is native to the southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. They are threatened by hunting, logging, and conversion of forests to agriculture. Their population is about 105,000

BORNEAN ORANGUTAN
Status: Critically Endangered
The Bornean Orangutan is native to the southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. They are threatened by hunting, logging, and conversion of forests to agriculture. Their population is about 105,000.

Giant PandaGiant PandaStatus: Vulnerable

The giant panda is native to bamboo forests in China. Deforestation from infrastructure development is most responsible for their population's decline. There are only about 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild.

GIANT PANDA
Status: Vulnerable
The giant panda is native to bamboo forests in China. Deforestation from infrastructure development is most responsible for their population's decline. There are only about 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild.

KoalaKoalaStatus: Endangered

The koala is native to Australia. Their population has declined because of habitat destruction, wildfires, and other human-caused events. There are less than 64,000 koalas left in the wild.

KOALA
Status: Endangered
The koala is native to Australia. Their population has declined because of habitat destruction, wildfires, and other human-caused events. There are less than 64,000 koalas left in the wild.
 

Polar BearPolar BearStatus: Vulnerable

Polar bears are native to the Arctic. They are facing extreme habitat loss due to climate change, more specifically global warming. Global warming causes ice to melt, which is what the polar bears call home. The polar bear population is about 22,000 to 31,000.
POLAR BEAR
Status: Vulnerable
Polar bears are native to the Arctic. They are facing extreme habitat loss due to climate change, more specifically global warming. Global warming causes ice to melt, which is what the polar bears call home. The polar bear population is about 22,000 to 31,000.
 

Red PandaRed PandaStatus: Endangered

The red panda lives in forests throughout Asia. The main threats to them are poaching and traps meant for other animals. Their population has dropped to under 10,000.
RED PANDA
Status: Endangered
The red panda lives in forests throughout Asia. The main threats to them are poaching and traps meant for other animals. Their population has dropped to under 10,000.
 

Southeast African CheetahSoutheast African CheetahStatus: Vulnerable

Cheetahs are found throughout Africa. Cheetahs are facing habitat loss because of wilderness being turned into land for agriculture and livestock. Even though they are classified as vulnerable, many people believe they should be counted as endangered. There are only about 8,000 left in the wild.
SOUTHEAST AFRICAN CHEETAH
Status: Vulnerable
Cheetahs are found throughout Africa. Cheetahs are facing habitat loss because of wilderness being turned into land for agriculture and livestock. Even though they are classified as vulnerable, many people believe they should be counted as endangered. There are only about 8,000 left in the wild.

Southern White RhinocerosSouthern White RhinocerosStatus: Near Threatened

The Southern White Rhino is native to southern Africa. The main threat to this rhino is poaching for its horn. They are more vulnerable than other rhino species because they aren’t very aggressive. Their population is less than 16,000.
SOUTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS
Status: Near Threatened
The Southern White Rhino is native to southern Africa. The main threat to this rhino is poaching for its horn. They are more vulnerable than other rhino species because they aren't very aggressive. Their population is less than 16,000.
 

Western Lowland GorillaWestern Lowland GorillaStatus: Critically Endangered

Western Lowland Gorillas are native to western Africa. The main threat to their species is poaching. The main reason for being poached is for their meat. Baby gorillas are also captured to be pets. Their current population is unknown.

WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA
Status: Critically Endangered
Western Lowland Gorillas are native to western Africa. The main threat to their species is poaching. The main reason for being poached is for their meat. Baby gorillas are also captured to be pets. Their current population is unknown.