How many South China tiger are left in the world?

How many South China tiger are left in the world?

Although cited as the "World's Favourite Animal" in an Animal Planet survey across 73 countries, tigers in the wild are threatened around the world. It is estimated there were 100,000 in the wild in 1900 but now number about 3,000.

Are there any South China tigers in the wild?

They haven't been seen in the wild in over three decades. The South China tiger is considered functionally extinct. This means there aren't enough tigers left in the wild for a sustainable population, making the captive population very valuable.Dec 15, 2019

How rare is the South China tiger?

South China Tiger is the most critically endangered tigers of any other subspecies of living tigers. It is estimated that there are 20 to 30 of these tigers live in the wild, and there are about 70 in captivity in 19 zoos in China.

What is special about South China tiger?

Some believe that this tiger is the original tiger from which all other tiger subspecies evolved. It is the second smallest of all tiger subspecies weighing between the 100kg – 195kg (221lb- 430lbs). This small stature allows the tigers to swiftly move through dense forests with greater ease than their larger cousins.