Tiger range map

Tiger range map

Tiger’s historic range in about 1850 (pale yellow) and in 2006 (in green).

Contrary to the common belief, tigers don’t live in Africa. Today, they are found only in parts of South and Southeast Asia, and some pockets in Eastern Russia (Siberian taiga) and China. But, once, they roamed widely across eastern Eurasia, from the Black Sea in the west, to the Indian Ocean in the south, and from Kolyma to Sumatra in the east and were even found in Turkey (Anatolia). Unfortunately, over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range.

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