6.) Caspian Tiger (extinct since 1970): also known as the Persian tiger, this big cat was found in subspecies of tiger, found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It was the third largest tiger.

6.) Caspian Tiger (extinct since 1970): also known as the Persian tiger, this big cat was found in subspecies of tiger, found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It was the third largest tiger.

Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970,  together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

Caspian Tiger: extinct circa 1970, together with the Siberian and Bengal tiger subspecies represented the largest living felid and ranked among the biggest felids that ever existed.

10 Big Cats That Have Gone Extinct in Modern Times: Recently Extinct Big Cat #6 - The Caspian Tiger

10 Big Cats That Have Gone Extinct in Modern Times

10 Big Cats That Have Gone Extinct in Modern Times: Recently Extinct Big Cat #6 - The Caspian Tiger

Javan Tiger- One hundred years ago there were eight subspecies of tiger. The Bali, Javan and Caspian tigers are now extinct while the Siberian, Bengal, Sumatran, Indo-Chinese and South China tigers are all critically endangered.

Javan Tiger- One hundred years ago there were eight subspecies of tiger. The Bali, Javan and Caspian tigers are now extinct while the Siberian, Bengal, Sumatran, Indo-Chinese and South China tigers are all critically endangered.

Caspian Tiger

Caspian Tiger

Caspian Tigers were first put on the endangered specie list in the 1960’s, but trophy hunting and fur trade has continued despite the heightened risk of extinction. The Caspian tiger specie had been pretty well wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Russian government was setting up rice and cotton fields in forests these tigers inhabited. The army was ordered to exterminate all tigers found near the Caspian sea.

Caspian Tigers were first put on the endangered specie list in the 1960’s, but trophy hunting and fur trade has continued despite the heightened risk of extinction. The Caspian tiger specie had been pretty well wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Russian government was setting up rice and cotton fields in forests these tigers inhabited. The army was ordered to exterminate all tigers found near the Caspian sea.

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