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The largest of the big cats, the tiger is critically endangered. The Bengal Tiger, found primarily in India, has been an icon for conservation for decades, but its numbers are still dangerously low. It is now estimated that there are only 2,500 individuals left in the wild. Tigers need large territories to live, breed and hunt. With increase in population, they are coming into conflict with farmers and settlers living in the zones close to their protected areas like Ranthambhore National Park in India. In addition, tigers are illegally hunted for their parts for use in traditional Chinese medicine though there is no evidence to prove their medicinal value.
To help the mighty tiger, support Panthera’s Save the Tiger Fund.
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