Tiger

By: Brian Cerda

Background

  • The tiger began evolving 3.2 million years ago, and its most closely related to the snow leopard than any other species.
  • Tigers have lived in a wide variety of climates and habitats from Turkey, China, Siberia and Indonesia.g
  • Of the original nine subspecies, three have become extinct in the last 80 years.

Endangerment

  • A century ago there were estimated to be 100,000 tigers in the wild. As a result, tigers are listed as an Endangered Species.
  • There is continued pressure due to population expansion into their habitat, as well as the loss of larger prey species.
  • Poaching
  • Humankind is the main predator of the tiger.
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Solutions

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