The Worlds largest Tiger is making it’s way back from the brink of extinction.
Hunted down to 40 animals, the Siberian tiger barely survived the 1940s. Since then it has slowly clawed its way back, with help from a Russian hunting ban and the efforts of conservation groups. In 2005 the Wildlife Conservation Society estimated the subspecies at 431 to 529 animals worldwide.
but the Tiger may have hit a glass ceiling, as Russian forests are ever dwindling, and the animals are still hunted in China.
“There is still demand from China for the bones of the Amur tiger,” … “An Amur skeleton from Russia will sell for around [U.S.] $5,000 in China.”