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By Brian Gratwicke - Male bengal tiger - not too disturbed by the elephant, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8643152
By Brian Gratwicke - Male bengal tiger - not too disturbed by the elephant, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8643152
Male Bengal tiger

By Brian Gratwicke - Male bengal tiger - not too disturbed by the elephant, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8643152

TIGERS

In China and other parts of Asia, tigers are often worth more dead than alive as their body parts—from their skins to bones to whiskers—are sought after as a status symbol or as medicine for a range of conditions, from epilepsy to laziness.

 

That demand has caused tiger populations to plummet. Today, global wild tiger populations are roughly 4,000.

 

TIGER LINKS:

 

The Key to Stopping the Illegal Wildlife Trade: China

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/wildlife-trafficking-china.html

 

Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2014/02/12/illegal-tiger-trade-why-tigers-are-walking-gold/

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