To many people, tigers are not only the ultimate predator, but they are also one of the most beautiful creatures on our planet. To encounter one of these animals in their natural habitat is an incredible moment – though it is a moment that is increasingly hard to witness.
Sadly, only around 3,000 of these most majestic of predators remain in the wild today – their populations have seriously declined from the 100,000 individuals which roamed Asia around a century ago. Experts argue that since the turn of the 20th Century, we have lost 97% of the planet's wild tiger populations. Devastatingly, we have already lost numerous subspecies (Bali, Caspian, Javan), and unless something drastic is done, the likelihood is that these beautiful animals will soon be wiped off the face of our planet forever.
Responsible tiger tours are the best way to view tigers in their natural habitat, and by doing so you will be supporting the conservation of the world's largest big cat. Our tiger tours take place in the midst of lush and vast jungles, for example, the picture perfect setting of Kanha National Park, the inspiration for 'The Jungle Book'. Tigers need our help, as apex predators, they are vital components of the ecosystem, and joining a fascinating tiger tour will support efforts to try and preserve this magnificent species.
Sadly, there are more tigers in captivity in the US alone than there are in the wild across the entire globe. These animals are normally owned by people who do not know how to care for them properly, subject to small living spaces when in the wild, the animals claim large territories.
The most recent data on tiger numbers shows that numbers are up to 3,890 from 3,200 in 2010, the first recorded incident of growth in tiger populations in over 100 years. While this is a good sign, this number is still far too low to ensure them with a sustainable future, but now we are tasked with keeping this upward trend going!
Tigers once thrived in many regions across Asia, but they are coming under increasing pressure from different threats. These threats include: