In most schools, there was one project assigned to all kids – Save The Tiger. We were to bring in donations from our friends and family to support the project. The situation for tigers is that bad!
Starting from the 1970s, the efforts began taking impetus to save the tiger population. Hunting of tigers, destruction of habitats and trading of their bones on a mass scale drastically impacted the wild cats, making them an ‘endangering species’. These decades worth of efforts have helped stabilise the tiger population but we have a long way to go.
In 2006, there were 1411 tigers which increased to 1706 in 2010. The population further increased to 2226 in 2014 and 3890 in 2016, according to World Wildlife Fund. India is home to 70% of the world’s tiger population.
Here are seven interesting facts about them:
Do your bit to save the tigers!
Facts source: animalplanet.com