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.

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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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.

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.

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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 (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.

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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 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…

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There are still between 400-600 tigers in the jungles of Sumatra. They are under siege from poachers and habitat destruction. #tiger #Sumatra #Indonesia #jungle

There are still between 400-600 tigers in the jungles of Sumatra. They are under siege from poachers and habitat destruction. #tiger #Sumatra #Indonesia #jungle

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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.

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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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.

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.

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Javan Tiger | the Javan Tiger, once inhabited the island of Java.  Declared extinct in 1979.  In the 1800s, the tigers were abundant in Java.  Only 20 remained by the 1950s.

Javan Tiger | the Javan Tiger, once inhabited the island of Java. Declared extinct in 1979. In the 1800s, the tigers were abundant in Java. Only 20 remained by the 1950s.

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Extinct pastels by *Sarahharas07 on deviantART ~ Panthera tigris sondaica, Javan tiger

Extinct pastels by *Sarahharas07 on deviantART ~ Panthera tigris sondaica, Javan tiger

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