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Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct in the last 60 years, an average of one every 20 years.The Bali tiger became extinct in the 1930's. The Caspian tiger was forced into extinction in the 1970's. And the Javan tiger followed in the 1980's.

The number of tigers in the 1900's --over 100,000 -- dropped to 4,000 in the 1970's. Today, they are a critically endangered species with the total of all the wild populations of the five remaining subspecies (Bengal tigers, IndoChinese tigers, Siberian tigers, South China tigers, and Sumatran tigers) is an estimated 4,600 and 7,700 tigers.
It is known that all remaining tigers live in small, isolated populations in widely scattered reserves.

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Bengal Tigers

The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger, roams a wide range of habitats including high altitudes, tropical and subtropical rainforests, mangroves, and grasslands. They are primarily found in parts of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
All white tigers are a variation in color of the Bengal tiger, some tigers have been reported that are white with or without black stripes.


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IndoChinese Tigers

It is estimated fewer than 1,500 Indochinese tigers are left in the wild. However since the tiger has a very wide range, it makes it difficult for researchers to determine the exact numbers. Therefore some scientists believe the numbers may be a few as 1,200.

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Siberian tigers

It is estimated the wild population of Siberian tigers at around 350-450 tigers.

Almost all wild Siberian tigers live the Southeast corner of Russia in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range east of the Amur River. Their former range included northeastern China and the Korean Peninsula, and as far west as Mongolia. They are the largest of the tiger species and can grow up to 13 feet in length and weigh up to 700 lbs.


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South China tigers

The South China tiger is the smallest of all the tiger subspecies, and it is the most critically endangered. Little is know about their exact numbers in the wild, but some estimates would put the number at under 20 tigers. Others would say that estimate is high.

The reality is that no South China tiger has been seen in the wild for the last 20 years.


Sumatra Tiger

It is estimated that only between 500-600 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild, and the actual number may be as low as 400. And their population is dwindling rapidly.
The Sumatran tiger is considered to be a ‘critically’ endangered species.

The Sumatran tiger is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra off the Malaysian Peninsula. Their habitat ranges from lowland forest to mountain forest and includes evergreen, swamp and tropical rain forests.


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vik101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think It's a good idea to add all kinds af tigers in one journal!!!Perfect job!!!I like it!!!
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gregorland Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
I came here using Kkarts journal ;)
Keep up the good work!
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Q-tipper Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Thank you so very much and for your advice :hug:
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gregorland Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
I think you do a good job, therefor I will refer all my cat pictures to your journal. Did it once already and will do it in the future too. It is just a small support, but I do what i can. Hopefully others will join in too. ;)
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Q-tipper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Thank you I really, really appreciate that so much, I think spreading the word is important and making people aware of what is happening, it may start making a small difference in the long run :hug:

I hope a lot of people join in and also start posting articles about the environment and our animals, it can be done so artistically and creatively at the same time as being educational :D

Thank you my friend! :iconredbullglompplz:
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gregorland Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
I meant even linking to your news and journals helps.
If people don't want to write or can't write well about it, they can use their pictures and "promote" the idea by linking to you. ;)
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Q-tipper Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Thanks so much!! I know I need to think up a new theme soon ... just work is so busy and I've fallen a bit behind here, so be patient with me... looking forward to seeing your deviations as well :D
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gregorland Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
It will take some time until I upload something new. Maybe on the weekend..but I am not promising.
I can't access my main computer right now. :(
I am looking forward of what you think up! You have my support! :D

See you around! ...and relax from time to time!
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Q-tipper Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I've seen you've got stuff up that I haven't checked out yet :D so still something to look forward to... see how far behind I am at the moment, sitting with over 1200 deviations :(

Will relax over the weekend and hope your computer comes right soon!!!
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cmg2901 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
You make a famous featuring for my loved tigers. I´m very glad - you show this wonderful animal in fantastic photographs - thanks lot
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
oh I just noticed you took my photo two times.
How about changing the doubled one with another one of an indochinese tiger, this one for example:
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thank you for featuring my photos :) nice news article!
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brzpcnic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thanks!
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thank you :dance:
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Mathness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
While on the subject, this is also a good reason to support Zoos and wild life parks/foundations. The do important work, like trying to keep species alive and protect their habitats.
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catman-suha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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