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A Guide To Modern Tigers

There are 5 subspecies of modern tigers alive today. The remaining five subspecies are the Siberian Tiger, Sumatran, Bengal, Indochinese and South China Tigers. These tigers are all classified as Endangered Species as listed on CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Appendix 1. The Bali, Javan and Caspian tigers have been declared extinct (see Extinct Tiger pages).


Our "PowerCats" are among the world's most AWESOME animals on our planet today. They are majestic, regal creatures and, if you are lucky enough to see one in person, you cannot help but stand in awe of them. You will recognize immediately their size, strength and power and yet be amazed by their elegant grace and beauty. It is no wonder that people both fear and worship these mighty creatures. It is very unfortunate that every day they are closer to nearing extinction. Our mission at TigerHomes.Org is to educate our younger generations so they become aware of the plight of the five remaining subspecies of tigers living today and understand there are other options for the survival of these subspecies besides extinction.

Students will learn of the Eight (8) subspecies of Tigers. Three (3) of which have been declared extinct within this century.

>The Siberian Tiger's population numbers less than 400.

Note: The extremely rare Siberian Tigers with genetic color mutations are exceptionally rare with the White Tiger population at less than 200 and the Golden Tiger less than 60 animals. None of these magnificently beautiful tigers are known to exist in the wild.

>The Bengal Tiger, the most prolific of our tigers primarily in India, numbers 3,000 - 4,800 animals with a current tiger census underway.

>The Sumatran Tiger current population count today is 400.

>The Indochinese Tiger has less than 1,200 - 1,800 remaining in the wild.

>The South China Tiger, the most critically endangered with the threat of extinction, has only 20 to 30 of these animal alive today in our modern world.

> Extinct subspecies are the Bali, Caspian and Javan Tigers.

Endangered Species: The IUCN (World Conservation Union) compiles a list of animal data published in the IUCN Red List containing animals who are threatened. Most of the wild cat species are listed under the headings of Endangered, Vulnerable, Threatened, Least Concern and Data Deficient. The IUCN Red List states those cats at greatest risk are the Amur Leopard, Siberian Tiger, South China Tiger, Sumatran Tiger and Florida Panther (Critically Endangered), Snow Leopard, Spanish Lynx and North Chinese Leopard (Endangered) and the Cheetah, Scottish Wildcat and Clouded Leopard (Vulnerable).

Currently, efforts are underway to try to preserve the subspecies through various Captive Breeding Programs and we will detail the legislation and these programs further in our studies.

Let the journey begin now as you meet the "Power Cats" and have an opportunity to learn more about them...

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