What are the difference type of tigers, and which ones are considered endangered

  1. angela_michelle profile image97
    angela_michelleposted 8 years ago

    What are the difference type of tigers, and which ones are considered endangered... or extinct?

  2. BaliMermaid profile image57
    BaliMermaidposted 8 years ago



    Tigers are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Russia (Far East), Thailand and Vietnam.

    The 6 living subspecies of tigers are: Amur, Bengal, Indo-chinese, Malayan, South China and Sumatran. The Bali, Caspian and Javan tiger subspecies have all become extinct.
    Wild tiger numbers have fallen by about 95% over the past 100 years. Tigers survive in 40% less area than they occupied a decade ago.

    Sumatran Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
    IUCN Listing: Critically Endangered
    Habitat: Montane forests, the remaining blocks of the island's lowland forest, peat swamps, and freshwater swamp forests
    Location: Exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra

    Amur (Siberian) Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris altaica
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Coniferous, scrub oak and birch woodlands
    Location: Primarily eastern Russia, with a few found in northeastern China and northern North Korea

    Bengal (Indian) Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris tigris
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Dry and wet deciduous forests, grassland and temperate forests, mangrove forests
    Location: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. India is home to the largest population.

    Indochinese Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris corbetti
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Remote forests in hilly to mountainous terrain, much of which lies along the borders between countries
    Location: Widely dispersed throughout six countries: Thailand, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

    Malayan Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris jacksoni
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
    Location: Southern tip of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia

    South China Tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris amoyensis
    IUCN Listing: Critically Endangered
    Habitat: Montane sub-tropical evergreen forest
    Location: Central and eastern China


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