The tiger is the biggest, the most iconic, and one of the most endangered of all cats.

As top predators, tigers help to keep their habitat healthy by preying on other animals – mainly herbivores, such as deer. Without the tiger, there would be too many herbivores, which would overgraze and degrade habitat, and disrupt the balance of the ‘ecosystem’ – the living (animals and plants) and non-living (e.g. air and water) components of the environment. Our Tiger species poster is packed full of fascinating facts about these magnificent creatures, including tiger-themed activities for you and your friends.

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ENDANGERED

The tiger is officially classed as endangered by the IUCN. Over the last century wild tiger numbers have plummeted by over 95% and sadly, there are more tigers in captivity in the US than are left in the wild. We’re determined to double the number of wild tigers to at least 6,000 by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger!

HABITAT

Bengal tigers can be found in isolated forests and grasslands throughout Asia. Their habitat is wide ranging – from evergreen and monsoon forests, to mixed coniferous-deciduous woodlands, and mangrove swamps. There are around 3,900 tigers in the wild.