They are beautiful. And stand out as one of the last remaining big mammals species on planet earth.
Even so, Tigers are near to extinction. There are estimations that their numbers are between 2,500 and 3,200 in the wild remaining.
They can be found on the Asian continent. In places such as India.
Their main habitats are forests.
Tigers have a rare nature for big cats. Unlike most, if not all of the big cats, Tigers don't live in groups, nor do they hunt in groups. They are solitary hunters, and remain, usually solo.
Their numbers weren't always this bad. Their relationship with humans have mainly caused them to demise. Today they are at threat from both hunting, and habitat loss, but, hunting is what mainly drove the species to become endangered.
Hunting Tigers became increasingly popular in the early 20th century. Tigers were hunted extensivley by aristocrats, and royalty, from Britain, and Russia, during the early 20th century. There were 100,000 Tigers in the early 20th century, so the species has declined by 97% in just over 100 years.
Tigers parts have also, and still are, used for things such as wine, and for strange superstions.
Another threat to Tigers is that because their habitats are being eroded, they have no choice but to come into areas with humans, particuarly farming, were the Tigers will eat the livestock. In return, Tigers, if caught, are killed.
Most animals will choose to avoid people, or places were there are people, so, perhaps it shows how desprate Tigers are becoming - they lose habitats, and therefore food, so have to seek other methods.
A good way to stop Tigers entering villages, and so on, would be to preserve their habitats.
Whether or not Tigers survive is up to us, governments, conservationists, and charities.