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The Javan Tiger was a subspecies of tiger found only on the Indonesian island of Java, until it died out as recently as the 1980s.

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The Javan tiger subspecies was found in Indonesia. Still common during the 19th century, their population dwindled due to human encroachment until they were finally declared extinct.

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Just 100 years ago, there were 9 subspecies of tigers. Tdy 3 subspecies have already gone extinct; the Javan, Caspian and Balinese Tiger. There are as few as 3200 tigers left in the wild. Join us as we work to #doubletigers by 2022. http://ift.tt/1KWSSe6

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Javan Tigers. Last sighting, 1972; last tracking (3 animals) 1979. Javan natives consider tigers to have been the reincarnation of their dead relatives; yet they carried out this extermination.

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