Siberian Tiger Mother and Cub Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. The largest of all the Asian big cats may be on top of the food chain and one of the most culturally important and best-loved animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. There may be as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, and all are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
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
Ursus maritimus is BIG. Each paw can measure 12 inches across.The majority of polar bears in the world live within Canada’s borders. The interaction of scientific & local perspectives on polar bears as they relate to harvest, climate change, & declining habitat has recently caused controversy.