WildHope Digital Magazine WildHope Fall 2012 : Page 21

Fourteen-month old sibling cubs cool off in the Patpara Nala watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. Both tigers have killed people and are now in captivity in a facility for problem tigers in Bhopal, India. Despite millions of dollars spent on tiger conservation over the last four decades, tiger numbers continue to plummet. Less than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, down from 100,000 a century ago. During that time, three of the nine tiger subspecies went extinct (the Bali, Caspian, and Java tiger). Tigers now live in small, isolated pockets across Asia. 21

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