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Tyger Tyger, burning bright

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Singer Natalie Plummer
Singer Natalie Plummer Erika Laurent

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about tigers. Singer Natalie Plummer is on the show today, and you’ll hear some of her music - and of course, there’s the new quiz question, too. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday, at 4:52, 6:22, and 7:52 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

This week’s quiz: On 24 January, I asked you a question about tigers. The country which has the largest tiger population in the world had just announced their new figures, following an aggressive conservation program - there are now a third more tigers than there were just four years ago. You were to write in with the answer to two questions: first, the name of the country which has the largest tiger population in the world, and second, how many tigers were reported there in 2011, and how many in 2014.

The answer is: India. According to India’s Environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, there were 1,706 tigers in India in 2011, and in 2014, 2,226! That’s a 30 percent increase! Bravo India!

The winners this week are: Three RFI Club members: Sri Debaki Ranjan Biswas, from West Bengal, India; Aniss Kaouane from Skikda, Algeria, and Jean-Maurice Devault, from Montreal, Canada. From Rajshahi, Bangladesh, the director of the Lecturer's Radio Listener's Club & Library, Professor Saiful Islam Thandar, and from Sheffield, the UK, Dr DW Nabi.

Congratulations, winners!

This week’s question... you'll have to listen to the show to participate! You have until 13 April to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 18 April program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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Susan Owensby
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