The Indian subcontinent is home to more than 80% of the wild tigers in the world.
The Indian subcontinent is home to more than 80% of the wild tigers in the world. Breeding populations of tigers are currently found in eight range states: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, and Thailand.
There is evidence of breeding in China and Myanmar between 2009 and 2014, though these populations are likely dependent on immigration from neighbouring countries. Tigers may still persist in North Korea, although there has been no recent confirmed evidence.
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• Sources | (Goodrich et al., 2015; Nowell & Jackson, 1996; Sanderson et al., 2006; Walston et al., 2010; World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)