Male dominant tiger, unromantically named T3 grooming itself after a soak in the pond at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Sadly, tiger population is declining in this National Park, which once was full of magnificent tigers. The loss of two graceful females, T17 and T37 has created a great void, difficult to fill. My first outing with the new 80-400 AF-s VR ED Nikkor! Great lens!
Globally, the tiger population has grown as well. In 2010, 13 countries signed a pledge to step up conservation efforts and double the worldâs tiger population by 2022. Since then, according to a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Initiative, the number of tigers has increased from 3,200 to 3,980. The report notes, however, some of the growth may be due to improved survey methods.