Tigers of the World: The tiger is undoubtedly the world's favourite animal, but many of us are probably not aware of the fact that the species is distributed into 9 sub-species across South and South-East Asia and the Russian Far-East (I myself could never recall the 9 names each time someone asked me what the races were, and so I decided to draw this poster!). These are the Siberian, Caspian, South China, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Sumatran, Javan and Balinese Tigers...

Tigers of the World: The tiger is undoubtedly the world's favourite animal, but many of us are probably not aware of the fact that the species is distributed into 9 sub-species across South and South-East Asia and the Russian Far-East (I myself could never recall the 9 names each time someone asked me what the races were, and so I decided to draw this poster!). These are the Siberian, Caspian, South China, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Sumatran, Javan and Balinese Tigers...

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The Caspian Tiger, the last confirmed reports of which date back to before the 1950s.  Largely identical to the Siberian Tiger, it yet had its own range & habitat. Found in the sparse forest & river basins of Central & Western Asian, they succumbed to intense hunting by the Russian army, who were told to exterminate it in a huge land reclamation programme in the early 1900s. Farmers followed, clearing forestland & the loss of their primary prey, the boar, spelled its demise.

The Caspian Tiger, the last confirmed reports of which date back to before the 1950s. Largely identical to the Siberian Tiger, it yet had its own range & habitat. Found in the sparse forest & river basins of Central & Western Asian, they succumbed to intense hunting by the Russian army, who were told to exterminate it in a huge land reclamation programme in the early 1900s. Farmers followed, clearing forestland & the loss of their primary prey, the boar, spelled its demise.

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Caspian tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Caspian tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Caspian tiger, also known as the Hyrcanian tiger and the Turan tiger. Felt to be extinct since the early 1970s

The Caspian tiger, also known as the Hyrcanian tiger and the Turan tiger. Felt to be extinct since the early 1970s

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Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970,  together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970, together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

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Trophy hunters - Extinction animals hunted to No. 3 Caspian Tiger
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Of all the big cats that have gone extinct over the last 100 years, the Caspian Tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) occupied the largest expanse of territory, ranging from Iran to the Caucasus to the vast, windswept steppes of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Of all the big cats that have gone extinct over the last 100 years, the Caspian Tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) occupied the largest expanse of territory, ranging from Iran to the Caucasus to the vast, windswept steppes of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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Caspian Tiger aka Persian Tiger

Caspian Tiger aka Persian Tiger

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