** Altho there were once 9 different tiger species, hunting, poaching, and loss of natural habitat has resulted in three extinctions and the result are critically endangered. Tiger populations are near collapse.
Leopard Cats: The #Leopard #Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of South and East Asia. Since 2002, it has been listed as Least Concern by IUCN as it is widely distributed, but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range. There are twelve leopard cat subspecies, which differ widely in appearance. The leopard cat's name is derived from the leopard-like spots prevalent in all subspecies, but its relation to the leopard is distant.
BENGAL TIGER - Panthera tigris tigris. The strongest living land creatures on Earth, measured by their power to weight ratio. There are nine tiger subspecies; three of which are extinct while the other six are endangered due to hunting and the destruction of their habitats. A group of tigers is called a “streak” or an “ambush”. Photo: MARTIN HARVEY / GALLO IMAGES / CORBIS