Siberian Tiger Mother and Cub Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. The largest of all the Asian big cats may be on top of the food chain and one of the most culturally important and best-loved animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. There may be as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, and all are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. Here, in the Sundarbans National Park in India, tigers live in mangrove swamps and forests, sharing their habitat with saltwater crocodiles. (Neelsky/ Shutterstock)