Of the original nine subspecies of tigers only six subspecies remain as three have become extinct. Of the remaining six subspecies, three are listed as endangered and three are listed as critically endangered.
BENGAL TIGER: The Bengal tiger, or Royal Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. It roams a wide range of habitats including high altitudes, tropical and subtropical rainforests, mangroves, and grasslands. They are found in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. However most Bengal (continue)
INDOCHINESE TIGER: The Indochinese’s original habitat was a small region of Southeast Asia which included Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. However, the Indochinese tiger has not been found in China since 2007, and there is evidence that (continue)
MALYAN TIGER: The Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia with the Malaysia’s Coat of Arms featuring two of these tigers facing each other over a shield. On the crest the phrase “Unity is Strength” is written in both Romanized Malay on the left and Jawi on the right (continue)
SIBERIAN (AMUR) TIGER: In 2021 the population of Siberian tigers in the wild is estimated to be around 350-400 tigers. Though their historic range included northeastern China, the Korean Peninsula and as far west as Mongolia, almost all Siberian tigers live in the Southeast (continue)
SOUTH CHINA TIGER: The South China tiger is one of the smallest of all the tiger subspecies, and it is the most critically endangered of the tiger subspecies. Most experts agree it is functionally extinct in the wild which means which means there aren’t enough tigers left in (continue)
SUMATRAN TIGER: The Sumatran tiger is the smallest species of all tigers and are found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra off the Malaysian Peninsula. In 2021 it is estimated that only between 400 of these tigers remain in the wild. The actual number may be fewer than 400 (continue)