Tigers are indisputably one of the most majestic species on Earth. They are also among the most endangered species, vanishing rapidly from the wild. Recent censuses reflect that there are less than 5,000 tigers remaining in the wild worldwide.

Due to poaching and habitat destruction, three of the eight original subspecies of tigers have become extinct within the last 60 years. Other subspecies of tigers have dwindled to so few members that they have lost genetic diversity and have low reproduction rates. There is little chance for recovery of these subspecies.

The key to the survival of wild tigers is habitat protection; strict enforcement of laws to prevent poaching of wild tigers, and eliminating the demand and market for tiger parts in traditional Chinese medicine.

Sadly, there are so few wild tigers that the species may plummet in to extinction during this century.

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Did you know that there is no such species as a Royal White Bengal Tiger?
The truth of the matter is that they aren't even pure Bengal tigers, but rather are all the offspring of an original Siberian / Bengal cross breeding. The inbreeding results in many defects, Immune deficiency, scoliosis, cleft palates, and mental impairment , early deaths, still births and, as could be expected, the cats are not very bright which is why they are preferred for entertainment purposes. The result is that they live shorter than normal lives.
The white gene that causes the white coat of a tiger is a double recessive allele.

Thanks CrackleCaracal
 for such a beautiful shocking tributes !
900 pound Liger
Due to a result of Hybrid Gigantism