Matthew McAvene’s Tiger Heroes

Santa Barbara Artist Supports Campaign to Save Big Cats

Monday, August 10, 2015

Santa Barbara artist Matthew McAvene is well known for his vivid and colorful puppetry. Now he is directing his creative energies to support tigers by fundraising on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Save Tigers Now” campaign (alongside Leonardo DiCaprio) and Panthera, which was founded by big cat expert Alan Rabinowitz. Here’s an introduction to the work that McAvene is doing. To learn more, see

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