Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

These formidable animals are critically endangered in the wild. Zoos around the world, including Melbourne Zoo, have become part of the battle to prevent the extinction of this species. The Sumatran Tiger is classed as ‘critically endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (on the IUCN ‘red list’), with numbers … Continue reading Sumatran Tiger

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Bengal Tiger

Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. Tiger Populations There were eight tiger subspecies at one time, but three became extinct during the 20th century. Over the last 100 years, hunting and forest destruction have reduced tiger populations from hundreds of thousands of animals to … Continue reading Bengal Tiger