Happy World Tiger Day! Did you know that there is only 3,000 Tigers left in the wild?! That's 97% of the Tiger species gone, due to habitat destruction and hunting! And humans are the reason for the Tigers to go nearly EXTINCT! I hope that I live to see at least one Tiger in the wild before they're all gone! Please don't allow this to happen, the entire Tiger species WILL go extinct unless we all do something NOW! Time is running out... - Wildlife Earth on Pinterest, for more wildlife news!
97% of the tiger population has disappeared in the last century. Only 3,200 of these majestic creatures remain in the wild. All tiger species are now considered endangered, due in large part to the market for their pelts, meat and body parts. Originally there were nine subspecies of tigers, but over the last 80 years three have become completely extinct. The remaining six species are all considered endangered or critically endangered. Photograph: Vulcan Inc.
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The South China tiger is a smaller-sized subspecies of tiger, native to the forests of southern China. It is the most critically endangered of all the tiger species. In the early 1950s the population was estimated to 4,000 individuals which has declined to less than 20 remaining.
Found in central and eastern China, the critically endangered South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) is nearing extinction. There are currently 47 South China tigers living in 18 zoos in China, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Exact numbers of wild South China tigers, if there are any left, are unknown. This photo of a South China tiger was taken on April 5, 2011.