Though today should be a celebration, it is unfortunately a sad day on which we are reminded of the number of tigers left in the world. There are around 3,900 left in the whole world and the reason for this massive decline is humans. Wild tigers are having their habitats destroyed and being hunted by poachers. This small number covers the six species of tiger left in the world, and there are three already extinct.
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Tigers are wise and majestic creatures that deserve our respect. However feared they may be as predators, they are no less worthy of their place in the world. They are also nowhere near as dangerous as humans in the grand scheme of things.