Tuesday, February 16, 2010

tiger numbers could be as low as 3,200

what sad news. a discovery report that there are fewer than 50 wild tigers in China.
"there are only around 15 Bengal tigers left in Tibet, 10 Indochinese tigers in China's southwest, and around 20 Siberian tigers in the northeast, she told reporters.

And the South China tiger may already be extinct. According to the international conservation group WWF, none have been spotted in the wild since the late 1970s. In the 1950s, there were around 4,000."
this three thousand number is an all-time low "down from an estimated 20,000 in the 1980s and 100,000 a century ago."

in other animal news, manatees, sea turtles and fish are freezing to death off the coast of Florida.

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