Endangered Species

Bengal Tiger
Artwork Medium: Scratchboard
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″

Bengal Tiger

Panthera tigris tigris
Status: Endangered

The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It is the most numerous of all tiger species with almost 2500 left in the world, however, poaching in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk.

In another enormous setback for wildlife conservation, China announced it will allow hospitals to use tiger bone and rhino horn, taken from captive-bred animals, for traditional medicine.

Today international conservation groups are working hard to save the tiger from extinction, but the prospect of losing the last of the world’s wild tigers within the next 5 years continues to loom.