Javan Tiger, 1994. Loss of habitat due to farming was the main killer for this distinct subspecies of tiger that lived on the Indonesian island of Java. The last area where they lived was in the highest mountain of Java. A tiger was killed there in 1984, but by 1993 scientists couldn’t find any evidence of tigers still living there.
Javan Tigers. These were considered as pests in Indonesia due to land cultivation. The last specimen to have been seen was sighted in 1972, although there is evidence from track counts that the animal had lingered into the 1980’s. The last track counts to yield evidence of the tigers was held in 1979, when just three tigers were identified. The leading cause of their extinction was agricultural encroachment and habitat loss, which continues to be a serious concern in Java.
Top 10 Awesome Animals We Let Go Extinct - Javan Tigers This wouldn’t really be much of an extinct species list if we didn’t include a tiger in here. It’s pretty common knowledge that tigers as a whole are like the poster children for endangered species. But the Javan Tiger, formerly classified as a subspecies of tiger, was determined to be its own species. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-awesome-animals-we-let-go-extinct.php#ixzz2PFncojbj
Tiger populations have dropped 97 percent within the last 100 years. Among them is the Javan tiger, which the IUCN declared extinct in 2003 (though it hadn’t been spotted since 1976, in the Meru Betiri National Park in Java, Indonesia). Thanks to recent conservation efforts, the Bengal tiger in …
The Javan tiger was a native to the Indonesian island of Java. In the 1800s. They were so common that they were considered to be pests by island natives. As the island was developed, the Javan tiger lost its habitat to construction and agriculture. It’s population declined rapidly and conservation efforts during the 1940s and 1950s were unsuccessful. By the 1950s, only 20 Javan tigers remained. They became extinct in 1979.