Historicly, Caspian Tigers were used by the Romans to fight gladiators, as well as other animals, in the arenas. They lived in China, Tajikistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey. One of the most important factors in the Caspian tiger's decline and extinction was that it was already vulnerable due to the restricted nature of its distribution in riverine habitats which were also intensively used by humans. Hunting, loss of habitat and large wild prey are the primary causes of the extinction.

Historicly, Caspian Tigers were used by the Romans to fight gladiators, as well as other animals, in the arenas. They lived in China, Tajikistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey. One of the most important factors in the Caspian tiger's decline and extinction was that it was already vulnerable due to the restricted nature of its distribution in riverine habitats which were also intensively used by humans. Hunting, loss of habitat and large wild prey are the primary causes of the extinction.

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: Recently Extinct Big Cat #6 - The Caspian 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.

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived—up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds—met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century.

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived—up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds—met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century.

Caspian Tiger (Panthera tigris virgata)

Caspian Tiger (Panthera tigris virgata)

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