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Two of Your Favorite Big Cats Are Probably Going to Be Extinct Soon


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, big cats, extinction )

Cher
- 247 days ago - motherboard.vice.com
So far, 2014 is shaping up to be a bad-news year for big cat lovers



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David C. (25)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 5:30 am
i probably don't like playing favorites, esp. not with living things or species

and "maybe facing extinction anytime soon" == certainly facing extinction if humankind doesn't get it's act together (kinda fast)
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More Tigers now live in Captivity in [U$]America than Globally in the Wild
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14.07.2010 on C2NN :
" The wild tiger population dropped 96% in the last twenty years from 100,000 to the estimated 3,200 still left in the wild today."

Wild Tigers May Be Extinct by 2022
Their extinction is triggered by massive illegal tradings...

Balinese tigers - extinct
Javanese tigers - extinct
Kaspian tiger - extinct
South Chinese tiger - 'functionally extinct'

Indochina tiger, Panthera tigris corbetti - 300
Sumatran tiger, Panthera tigris sumatrae - 400
Siberian tiger, Amur tiger, Panthera tigris altaica - 450
Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni - 500
Benggala tiger, Panthera tigris tigris or P. tigris bengalensis - 1850


 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 7:38 am
this is my main reason to be here
so glad i will probably die with them,or soon after
cannot imagine a world without tigers,I don't want to live in it
 

D C. (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 9:52 am
Sigh
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 10:54 am
Too damn bloody many human beings! Will we be the last species to go extinct or dare I hope we'll be gone soon enough for the planet to revive?
 

Kay M. (351)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 11:35 am
sadly noted.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:09 pm
So heartbreaking.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 3:11 pm
Not pleased....
 

Freya H. (307)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 4:28 pm
If we don't take better care of this planet, this planet will take care of us. And we won't stand a chance.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 7:48 pm
This is happening - BUT should never have been allowed to happen. Man's greed and enchroaching on animals habitats has done it. I can't think of a world without the Lions & Tigers. Very sadly noted.
Thank You Cher.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 8:26 pm
I'm typing through tears This should not be happening or have even gotten close to happening. The pic of the lion is heartbreaking I am rooting for the beast of Bodmin. Mother Earth will make humans pay for what we have done to her skin and her children
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 4:48 am
It's not just disastrous for the cat lovers but the stability of our ecosystem
 

Sara P. (57)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 6:00 am
A real tragedy.....
 
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