The year of the tiger

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Sa, 2011-01-01 16:01 by Hans-Georg
© Heather AngeI – A sleek female Bengal tiger walks along a track in Ranthambore N P in India. © Heather AngeI – An Amur tiger breathes out in cold air at dusk in China

As 2010 – the year of the Tiger in the Chinese lunar calendar – draws to a close, it is timely to consider the status of this most regal of the big cats. With three of the subspecies of tigers – Balinese, Caspian and Javan already extinct ­– the WWF now estimate the total world population of wild tigers is marginally above 3000. …

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