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There are more captive tigers in US than entire wild population

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It’s been a year since Tiger King dropped on Netflix, shocking and captivating viewers across the globe.

The questionable characters, escalating feuds and interminable twists undeniably made for compelling TV, but at the heart of it all was a troubling theme – the mistreatment of tigers.

Tragically, the welfare standards exposed in the docuseries are not uncommon, and an estimated 5,000 tigers are living in captivity in the US; of these, only around six percent are being kept in accredited facilities such as zoos, according to conservation organisation Traffic.

The complete article was published by LadBible on March 20, 2021.