Tigers are nothing short of spectacular.
The species is listed as endangered by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), meaning tigers as a whole are considered to face a ” very high risk of extinction in the wild.”
The WWF, which describes itself as the world’s leading conservation organization, reports that 93% of historical tiger habitats have completely disappeared because of human activity.
With habitat loss and poaching, tigers in the wild face several obstacles. Today, some 3,900 tigers live in the wild, according to estimates from the WWF. There were once eight tiger subspecies, but three are now extinct, leaving five subspecies, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Keep reading to explore the beauty of this endangered species.