South China Tiger

South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis), Beijing zoo, China.

The South China Tiger is considered to be extinct in the wild as it has not been seen in the wild for 25 years. They lived in Southeast China in the rain forests. There was an estimated 30-80 left in the wild in 1996. There is so little known about this species and it still remains a mystery to this day. The main reason for there extinction is that they were hunt as pests because they would go into farms and fields to hunt and the farms would kill them out of fear and anger. They were also losing there habitat. There are a few 200 square miles left of there habitat but that is not enough for a tiger to live and thrive. Please help rebuild the South China Tiger population and maybe return them to there natural habitat.

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