• There are only an estimated 3,200 tigers left in the wild.
  • Tigers can live up to 15 years in the wild.
  • Male tigers can weigh up to 300kg.
  • Male tigers can reach 1m at the shoulder.
  • The Amur tiger is the largest sub species and can be up to 3m long - nose to tip of tail.
  • Tigers can live in many habitats – from tropical forests, grasslands and woodlands to mangrove swamps.
  • The tiger is the biggest cat on the earth.
  • A tiger's stripes are like a human fingerprint, no two have the same pattern.
  • Tiger cubs can usually hunt by themselves when they are 18 months old.
  • If tigers are continued to be killed, they could become extinct within 20 years.
  • The trade in wild tigers is illegal worldwide.
  • The estimated value of the illegal wildlife trade is US$10billion a year.
  • Tigers are farmed for their body parts in countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. It is an horrific practice that needs to be stopped.
  • By creating a market for tiger products, tiger farming continues to stimulate demand and the killing of tigers in the wild.
  • The Caspian, Javan and Balinese tiger are all extinct.
  • Contrary to popular belief the tiger is not by nature a man eater

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