Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million to Save Tigers

After flight problems, Leonardo DiCaprio was able to get to Russia and donate $1 million to save tigers.

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DiCaprio, 36, was on a flight to attend the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia but plane trouble delayed his arrival.

“En route to attend the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the passengers aboard Delta Flight 30. He wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing,” DiCaprio’s spokesperson said.

The flight made an emergency landing at the JFK Airport in New York after the plane blew an engine and dumped fuel.

A source told People,”Leo signed a bunch of autographs for the crew and the passengers,” after the crisis was over, adding, “Everyone is fine.”

DiCaprio joined government heads in St. Petersburg, Russia, for a first-ever tiger conservation summit. The summit, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, aims to save tigers from extinction. DiCaprio made a $1 million donation to the World Wildlife Fund to assist in the summit’s cause.

“He is doing great. Happy to make it to St. Petersburg safe … admittedly a little late,” DiCaprio’s source shared.

Oh, Leo, you are so thoughtful! I like you even more now!

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