The tiger is the largest and most attractive of the big cats. They can reach 3.9 meters in length and weigh over 300 kg. The lifespan of tigers can range from to 26 years. However the six subspecies (Bengal, Siberian, Sumatran, Malayan, Indochinese and South China tigers) are in danger and are home to a population of less than 4000. The Bengal tiger is the most prevalent, while the Siberian is the largest.
Tigers reside in India in the southeast of Asia, and the far east of Russia (Siberia). Their striped fur serves as camouflage within their natural habitat, which is comprised of long grasses and woodland areas where they hunt alone during the night. There are no two tigers with the exact stripes. And under the fur their skin is striped with the same pattern as above.
According to the IUCN Red List, the Tiger has been classified as Endangered. The global wild tiger population is estimated at between 3,062 and 3,948 mature individuals. A majority of these people reside in isolated areas. India is the most populous population of tigers. The primary reasons for the decline of population are habitat destruction as well as habitat fragmentation and poaching. The tigers are also the victims of human-wildlife conflict, particularly in range countries with a high human population density.
The charismatic megafaunas of our world, the tigers are easily recognized and loved by many. It was a prominent figure in the traditional mythology and folklore throughout its entire history. The tiger continues appear in literature and movies, as well on coats, flags and mascots for sporting teams. The most popular animal in South Korea, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Bangladesh is the tiger.