Tiger Woods and his parents have raised $7.5 million to help the tiger sanctuary in Tiger Woods National Park protect its animals, and they are giving the money to the organization that manages the sanctuary.
The Woods family’s charitable foundation, Tiger Woods Foundation, has raised $6.3 million for the sanctuary, which it uses for its rehabilitation programs, including wildlife management, breeding and education.
The fund will go to a special fund to be used to help ensure the tiger population continues to grow.
“Tiger Woods Foundation is committed to working with conservation organizations and organizations that have a proven track record in protecting endangered species, and we are excited to support this important program,” Tiger Woods said in a statement.
“Our foundation is committed not only to providing funds for Tiger Woods’s rehabilitation programs but to ensuring that all tigers and their habitats are protected and maintained.”
The donation from the Woods family comes after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the construction of a tiger habitat in the park.
The USFWS approved a project that would construct a habitat for the endangered Sumatran tiger, a subspecies of tiger found in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo.
The conservation group WildAid announced last week that the tiger habitat would be built in Tiger Hills National Park in South Borneu.
The tiger habitat is expected to be completed by 2020.
The Tiger Woods foundation also pledged to donate $25,000 to the Sumatrin Tiger Sanctuary, which is the largest and oldest tiger sanctuary worldwide.
WildAid announced in December that the Sumatra tiger sanctuary is at a critical stage of rehabilitation.