Did You Know? Friday Was International Tiger Day

Tiger, Sumatran, NatGeo-crop

 

We have lost 97% of all wild tigers in a bit over 100 years.

Sumatran tigers are the last of the so-called island tiger subspecies, having outlived the Bali tigers (Panthera tigris balica) and the Javan tigers (Panthera tigris sondaica) that once roamed the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java, respectively.

Although more than a thousand Sumatran tigers are thought to have lived on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra in the 1970s, their numbers have declined by roughly half due to poachers and deforestation.

read more –>  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/…

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