From around 40,000 at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India. What started as a Royal Sport during the olden times is now a target of Poaching and Depleting Habitat. Our National Animal is fighting for its life!
- From around 40,000 tigers at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India.
- 2009 was the worst year for tigers in India, with 86 deaths reported.
- There are 37 Tiger sanctuaries in India. However, 17 sanctuaries are on the verge of losing their tiger population.
- Corbett National Park is the oldest tiger park in India. It was created in 1936 as ‘Hailey National Park’.
- The Kanha National Park’s lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel, The Jungle Book.