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Photos of animal, im passion about, so much cutieness, and so few of them. you have to feel sorry for them. You should stand up and fight for the survival of any endangered species, because they have a right to live here in peace and harmony of this planet!!!!!!!

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They are some of the most beautiful, graceful, and powerful animals on earth and they are being slaughtered to the point of extinction. There are five tiger subspecies left out of the original eight. Current estimates range between 5,000 to 7,500 tigers are left in the wild today. There is no way of telling how accurate these numbers are and it's feared that the actual number of tigers in the world today is much lower. Some estimate that the remaining tiger population will be totally eradicated by the turn of the century or soon after. This site is here to provide information on tigers, pictures, and links to other sites dealing with tigers and how to help them survive. We must do everything we can to save the tigers!
 
why is the tiger going to be extinct?
The tiger is an endangered species. It is estimated that there are about 4,000 - 6,000 wild tigers today, although some estimates are as high as 7,500. There are about 1,150 kept in captivity. Because of the decline of territory and poaching, tigers starve to death and show sharp declines in their populations. Severe loss of habitat due to the growth and spread of man amplify this by causing the tiger to have a smaller territory than normal.
In the 20th century tigers were considered pests because they would prey on farmers stalks. Russia and China offered a bounty as compensation for their destruction, so tigers were shot or poisoned carelessly. Hunting tigers became very popular in the 1900's, especially with the Indian upper class and British officers. In Russia, the soldiers would hunt tigers as part of training to increase courage in battle.
This needless killing has created habits that are still rearing their ugly heads today. Even though it is now illegal to hunt any tiger, they are still being slaughtered by poachers. This is the pre-eminent threat to the Siberian tiger; any animal for that matter. They still hunt these beautiful cats primarily for their coats, bones, and other body parts. The bones and other body parts are used in traditional oriental medicines. Since the USSR collapsed, poaching of tigers and of their prey has caused sharp declines in the Siberian tiger population.
Resent research has shown that even though the selling or trading of any products made from tigers is illegal the business is booming. The purchasing of these products will soon wipe out the species. Investigations have found out that the illegal selling of animal products is 1.7 billion dollar a year business. A tiger skin can sell for as much as $10,000, its bones are sold as medicine and its eyes as good luck charms. This is WRONG! The saddest thing is that we are all a part of it. Think of this: If we didn't put a market out there for this stuff, then the poachers wouldn't have any place to sell it.
The governments of the world are not going to be able to stop this insane slaughtering of animals by themselves, we all must help, becuase they are busy going to war with each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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