International Tiger Day 2015
Vastly reduced numbers
A century ago, there were around 100,000 tigers throughout their range. Today, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 exist in the wild. Three out of eight subspecies are already extinct. Still with us are the Sumatran, Siberian, Bengal, Malayan, Indochinese and South Chinese tiger. This latter, pictured above, can only be found in captivity.