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
>The Siberian Tiger's population numbers less than
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
>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
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
have an opportunity to learn more about them...
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