Photo: India's Tigers Number Half as Many as Thought



A female tiger and her cub rest among the grasses of Bandhavgarh National Park in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Only about 1,300 to 1,500 Indian tigers remain in the wild, according to a new census of the big cats. The numbers are a sharp decline from 2002 estimates of roughly 3,600 wild tigers.

Photograph by Michael Nichols/NGS


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