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Indochinese Tiger

posted: 11/23/15
indochinese tiger
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Scientific Name: Panthera tigris corbetti
Status: Endangered
Number Remaining: Varies, estimated 600-650

Generally smaller than Bengal and Siberian tigers, the Indochinese tiger ranges from 8.4 to 9.4 feet, and 331 to 430 pounds in males and 7.5 to 8.4 feet and 220 to 290 pounds in females. The species ranges in forest habitats across Greater Mekong, which includes China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The species is threatened due to rapid development and decades of rampant poaching. However, the species may have good chances in areas with low human population, such as the Dawna Tennaserim landscape on the Thailand-Myanmar border. It is estimated about 250 of the tigers remain there.

How You Can Help

  • World Wildlife Fund: Learn more about the Indochinese Tiger, conservation efforts, and what you can do to help ensure the species' survival.
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