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TIGER-Most majestic of endangered animals

Updated on January 19, 2013
The fearlees
The fearlees

Tiger-about to extinct

Tiger census in India is just over.Results are worrying. In spite of Government's effort to save this majestic species, number of tigers in India is not satisfying. Even though the 'World Wildlife Foundation',in its previous report, has stated that 2500 tigers live in India,recent census shows that there are only about 1000 tigers in Indian Wildlife sanctuaries.


The fall in the number of tigers is very sharp and steep.In the beginning of 20th century, India had50,000 tigers. In about 2004 A.D. According to wildlife Foundation,there were 2500 tigers.In2002, 3500 tigers were there in India.The recent census , it is only 1000.What a fast deterioration in number!

This fall has taken place in spite of 'project Tiger' and 'Save the tiger' projects, supported by Indian government and funding from UNO

But one pleasant note is out in April 2011.In Karnataka number of tigers has risen in 2011 March census.Now it has highest number of tigers in India


   In India,16 states have tiger sancturies.But among all these, karnataka has provided better facilities for tigers and here the tigers are better protected from hunters than in other states.This state has four tiger sancturies-Bandipur, Nagarahole,Bhadra, and Anashi-Dandeli sancturies.According to recent census, Karnataka has 250 tigers in these four sancturies, 25% of total tiger population in India.

Tigers-different species

In India, different species of tigers are found-Bengal Tiger,White tiger etc. In other parts of the world some other species like-Siberian tigers, are found.White tiger is not actually a different species, but a result of an occidental genetic change, that rarely occurs.But common people people recognise it as a different kind of the species.

The reason for the vanishing of tigers are many. They are hunted for their skin and nails;forest area is decreasing. Every tiger needs about 100 of thick forest area to live comfortably. But that is not available.Thirdly-their preys are also decreasing in number. ( In India, only deers and cattle are their food.Giraffe are not available here.)Because of these reasons, tigers are on the verge of extinction.

If forests are not conserved, this majestic species will soon become extinct.


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      komal 4 years ago

      informative article for animal lovers and who want to preserve animals.we have to remember not to disturb environment."Save tiger Save life"

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      sabrani44 5 years ago

      Great hub! Its really important to give these tigers a voice. Its not fair to take everything away from them, even their life.

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      Nabanita 6 years ago

      It is really a nice tigers save d animals

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 6 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks to all responders. It only shows how much concern people have in conservation of these species.Governments should care for this PUBLIC VOICE.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very nice hub and informative. The tiger is so beautiful. Such a magnificent creature yet so explosive and volitile when fooled with. One of God's great marvels and fascinating animals. I hope they survive. Excellent work in your hub. Absolutely stunning pictures. God Bless

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Uncle Bill,

      I know that white color of the tiger is due to a sudden change that rarely occurs in tiger, and inheritance of that character occurs at great intervals. But in common language that comes to be recognised as a saperate kind. Hence I had mentioned it like that. Now you can notice that i have made a change in that point.

      The speaker only stammers now and then, not the silent listener.

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      Mark Jones 7 years ago from South Africa


      Don't make the same mistake as so many others. The white tiger is not a species of tiger. It is just a normal indian tiger. The white is caused from a recessive gene that causes this abnormality to occur. They are not good at all!. It used to accut once every 12000 births or so, back when there were about 70000 tigers in india. The last recorded case was in the mid fifties. This male was bred with a "normal", they had three girls. The white male was then bred with his daughters. Now we get massive deformities within the captive white tigers as a result of all the inbreeding. Not good! Any facility that tells you they are breeding endangered white tigers are lying, and are certainly not a conservation society.

      You've got some lovely pictures BTW.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      So, you are also a result of Project Tiger?ha..ha..

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear young themikedee,

      thanks for visiting the hub. Shall i call you also as the product of 'Project Tiger'? ha...ha..

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      themikedee 7 years ago from Takatsuki-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan

      I was born in the year of the tiger, according to the eto (Chinese Zodiac). So I was very interested in your article, since I identify deeply with the majestic tiger, although of course your article's topic is a big concern. I am glad to hear of "Project Tiger."

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks to both of you. Yes, its true that, 'Project Tiger' is being implemented in India. but, the hunters' hands are not yet stopped. Our forest guard stsff is not very well equipped with sophisticates amunitions to fight against such hunters. Not even so much staff is there.

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      LensMan999 7 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      In India , The government launched a project to save tigers in India using nationalized tiger sanctuaries and parks ( Project Tiger )

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So very beautiful! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have to remember that we can't keep destroying everything we touch.