caspian tiger, one of the largest tigers to have lived, hunted into extinction, last confirmed sighting in 1970's, believed extinct.

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caspian tiger, one of the largest tigers to have lived, hunted into extinction, last confirmed sighting in 1970's, believed extinct.

Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970,  together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970, together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

6. Caspian Tiger: the third largest (extinct since 1970)

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6. Caspian Tiger: the third largest (extinct since 1970)

Caspian tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Caspian tiger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), also known as the Hyrcanian tiger and the Turan tiger, is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and used to inhabit the sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors west and south of the Caspian Sea, from Turkey, Iran and east through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China. There are no individuals in captivity. Turkey 1990s.

Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), also known as the Hyrcanian tiger and the Turan tiger, is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and used to inhabit the sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors west and south of the Caspian Sea, from Turkey, Iran and east through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China. There are no individuals in captivity. Turkey 1990s.

Here is an in-depth profile of the Caspian Tiger, including this big cat's characteristics, behavior, and habitat.

Caspian Tiger Facts

Here is an in-depth profile of the Caspian Tiger, including this big cat's characteristics, behavior, and habitat.

Caspian Tiger aka Persian Tiger

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Caspian Tigers were first put on the endangered specie list in the 1960’s, but trophy hunting and fur trade has continued despite the heightened risk of extinction. The Caspian tiger specie had been pretty well wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Russian government was setting up rice and cotton fields in forests these tigers inhabited. The army was ordered to exterminate all tigers found near the Caspian sea.

Caspian Tigers were first put on the endangered specie list in the 1960’s, but trophy hunting and fur trade has continued despite the heightened risk of extinction. The Caspian tiger specie had been pretty well wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Russian government was setting up rice and cotton fields in forests these tigers inhabited. The army was ordered to exterminate all tigers found near the Caspian sea.

Caspian tiger

Caspian tiger

The native Caspian tiger has gone extinct, but the genetically similar Amur tiger may be introduced to a region of Kazakhstan.

Will tigers one day roam Central Asia again?

The native Caspian tiger has gone extinct, but the genetically similar Amur tiger may be introduced to a region of Kazakhstan.

Hansa Caspian Tiger Stuffed Plush Animal. by Hansa

Hansa Caspian Tiger Stuffed Plush Animal. by Hansa

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