The tiger is a beautiful animal. It's one of the felines. You can split felines in two: the big cats and the house cats. The tiger is a predator, what means that it eats meat. Also it doesn’t live in big groups or something like that. Their group only consists of one mother and cubs. The tiger average age is 15 till 20 years. There were 9 species of tigers but 3 of them are already extinct: the balinese tiger, the Javanese tiger and the Caspian tiger. The other 6 are still alive: the Siberian tiger, the North-Indochinese tiger, the Chinese tiger, the Sumatran tiger, the Bengal tiger and the Malaysian tiger. Now there are 5.000 to 7.000.
The Balinese tiger
The Balinese tiger is the smallest tiger. It lives on the island named Bali. The tiger is extinct in 1937, because it was a small area to live and the number of people that lived there become bigger.
The Javanese tiger
The Javanese tiger has a different skull than all the other tigers, but the Balinese tiger has the same skull. It lives in Java. Java is also an island and had extinct in 1978 for the same reason as the Balinese tiger.
The Caspian tiger
The Caspian tiger is possibly extinct. They say that it's extinct in 1990. But some people say that they have seen the tiger in Turkey.
The Siberian tiger
The Siberian tiger is known as the amoertiger. It is a very rare tiger and you can find him in the Mountains of Sichote-Alin. The Siberian tiger is the biggest tiger. There are around 500 siberian tigers.