Species Spotlight: Tiger

A tiger orphaned by poachers.

Questions and Answers

How old are tigers when they become independent?
Tigers usually become independent at around two years old.

How many tiger species are there?
Since 2017, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recognized two tiger subspecies, commonly referred to as the continental tiger and the Sunda tiger.

Which tiger populations does the continental subspecies include?
The continental tigers currently include the Bengal, Malayan, Indochinese, and Amur (Siberian) tiger populations. South China tigers are also part of this subspecies, although they may be technically extinct.


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