Which Country Has The Largest Tiger Population?
Answer: The United States
The country with the largest tiger population isn’t India, China, Russia, or any of the Eurasian countries that currently occupy the ancient ranges of the massive cats. The country with the largest tiger population is the United States.
It’s not because there is a secret enclave of feral tigers deep in the steamy Everglades or snow tigers lounging atop the Rocky Mountains, but a result of zoos, conservatories, and private ownership of tigers. The private ownership is so extensive that the estimated population of tigers within the United States (5,000 animals) is significantly higher than the total global population of wild tigers (3,200).
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