Portugal. The Man and The Endangered Album: A Conversation with MN Zoo's Tara Harris

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The rare and disintegrating vinyl from Portugal. The Man. (Album Cover Art)
Portugal, The Man and The Endangered Album
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The Morning Show's Steve Seel sat down with Minnesota Zoo's Director of Conservation, Tara Harris, Ph.D., to discuss a project she's a part of to bring awareness to endangered tigers.

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National Zoo joined forces to launch the Endangered Song Project, an analog-meets-digital awareness campaign to spread the message that there are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

The National Zoo partnered with Portugal. The Man to distribute a previously unreleased song titled "Sumatran Tiger." The song was lathe-cut onto 400 custom polycarbonate records designed to degrade after a certain amount of plays. With no other copies in existence, 400 participants are tasked with digitizing and sharing the song through their social channels with the hashtag #EndangeredSong.

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