Caspian Tiger

Extinct Animal


The Caspian tiger, also known as the Turan tiger, Hyrcanian tiger, is a critically endangered or extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and used to inhabit the sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors west and south of the Caspian Sea, from Turkey, Iran and east through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China.There are no individuals in captivity.

The Caspian tiger was formerly found in Chinese and Russian Turkestan, Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

The Caspian tiger together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living filed and ranked among the biggest fields that ever existed.

Below is a map that shows where they lived