Javan Tiger. Declared extinct in 1994 although not a single cub has been recorded since 1971. Extinction due to poisoning, rapid habitat destruction (for plantations of rice, teak, coffee and rubber), hunting.
The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sondaica) was a tiger subspecies that likely became extinct in the mid-1970s, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Hunting and a loss of forest habitat led to their demise. Although the tiger was last seen in 1976, the head of East Java's Meru Betiri National Park announced in 2011 that he was "optimistic" that Javan tigers were still alive, according to the Jakarta Globe.
The Javan tiger has been completely eradicated since the 1980’s. Originating from the Indonesian island of Java, these tigers were relatively small in size with the average male weighing just 130 kilograms (Female was around 90 Kilograms). These tigers were destroyed due to heavy hunting and a shrinking jungle habitat (again thanks to ever expanding business and human needs). The Javan tiger population was down to around 24 tigers by the 1950’s and only 12-13 by the mid 1970’s. Despite some…
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.