You probably know that tigers live in jungles, and you may know that some come from India, but do you know that there eight distinct races of tiger scattered throughout Asia? The tiger ranges from Iran to Turkestan, Mongolia, Siberia and Korea. It is also found throughout India, Tibet, China, Thailand and Indo-China. Some even reach as far as the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java.
However, throughout this huge geographical range the tiger is very rare. Hunting and persecution by farmers, as well as destruction of its habitat as forests are cleared for farming, has meant that the tiger is now an endangered species in the wild. Strict conservation measures are in force to help preserve its remaining numbers and habitat, and to try and ensure that it is no longer hunted for sport.