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This tiger subspecies is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist today. In 1978, experts estimated the population of Sumatran tigers at 1,000. But, there are as few as 400 today.
Amur tigers were once found throughout the Russian Far East, northern China and the Korean peninsula. Around 500 may be left….endangered….
The region contains the largest combined area of tiger habitat in the world—equal to roughly the size of France. However, rapid development, such as road construction, is fragmenting habitats. Due to decades of rampant poaching many of the landscapes of this region have no tigers left in them.
The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild. Poaching to meet a growing demand from Asia in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk.
South China Tigers
The South China tiger population was estimated to number 4,000 individuals in the early 1950s. In the next few decades, thousands were killed as the subspecies was hunted as a pest. The Chinese government banned hunting in 1979. By 1996 the population was estimated to be just 30-80 individuals. They are now considered to be extinct in this area of the world.
Malayan tigers are a separate subspecies. Malayan tigers are found only on the Malay Peninsula and in the southern tip of Thailand. Only 200 to 350 are left.