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Leonardo DiCaprio on saving tigers

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has won praise from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for his persistence in trying to get to a summit about saving tigers.

Having been on-board a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing after losing an engine, and then on another which had to stop after encountering strong headwinds, the actor finally made it to St Petersburg.

He spoke after watching Putin at the Mikhailovsky theatre. He has reportedly donated $1mto the conservation group WWF to help support anti-poaching efforts and protect tiger habitat.

  • 25 Nov 2010
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