Wild tiger numbers are up for the first time in 100 years

April 11, 2016 3:21 PM

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Wild tiger numbers are up for the first time in 100 years

Finally, some happy news for wild tigers, animals that are endangered because people traffic in their body parts and raze their habitats: The big cats’ population is bouncing back after a century-long decline.

The World Wildlife Fund says surveys indicate that 3,890 tigers now live in 13 countries across Asia, up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010, when the last wide-scale counts were carried out. Increases were particularly notable in Russia, Nepal, Bhutan and India, which is home to the world’s largest wil...

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