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How many tigers are left in the wild?

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As of 2014, as few as 3,200 tigers are left in the wild. Tigers are most threatened by habitat loss and poaching by humans. It is estimated that 93 percent of their former living space is lost, leaving tigers little room to survive and breed.

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Tigers are the biggest of all cat species and require large areas of land to hunt prey and roam. As apex predators, tigers eat a variety of ungulates and other animals, having no enemies outside of man. Most tigers live in areas of Central and Southern Asia, while the Siberian tiger resides in the Siberian taiga. Tigers are slow to breed, with most litters having no more than three cubs.

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