|Tiger Subspecies||Number of tigers in nature||Number in zoos|
|Panthera tigris altaica||250 - 400||About 600|
|Panthera tigris sumatrae||Less than 500||About 50|
|Panthera tigris tigris||3000 - 5000||About 300|
|Panthera tigris amoyensis||30 - 80||About 50|
|Panthera tigris corbetti||800 - 1300||About 70|
Another beautiful animal and once proud ruler of Asian jungles brought to the edge of extinction (Panthera Tigris Altaica).
Although tigers are protected by law in all countries in which they live, poaching isn't stopping and it's endangering remaining numbers of these gracious cats. It's sad prediction but it looks that soon there'll be tigers only in zoos and not in their natural habitats. Many would say better this than extinction and they're probably right, because in zoos tigers have all necessary concern for their health and procreation and this time big accent is put on quality of this worthy practice. With the development of biology and DNA researching lot can be done for preservation of these beautiful animals, but something also must be done to at least try to restore previous natural balance which is almost impossible task considering current ecological awareness of people around the globe. What future holds for tigers is still uncertain and chances for peaceful life of tigers in their natural habitats are very slim if any.