Tiger historic and present range

Tiger historic and present range

Tiger’s historic range in about 1850 (pale yellow) and in 2006 (in green). Image:¬†wikimedia

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. Today, the global population in the wild is estimated between 3,062 and 3,948 individuals. Around 100,000 tigers were living in the world at the start of the 20th century.

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