Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct in the last 60 years, an average of one every 20 years: Bali tiger -- extinct in the Caspian tiger -- extinct in the Javan tiger -- extinct in the
Javan tiger The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) is an extinct tiger subspecies that inhabited the Indonesian island of Java until the It was one of the three subspecies limited to islands.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Javan tiger was a native to the Indonesian island of Java. In the 1800s. They were so common that they were considered to be pests by island natives. As the island was developed, the Javan tiger lost its habitat to construction and agriculture. It’s population declined rapidly and conservation efforts during the 1940s and 1950s were unsuccessful. By the 1950s, only 20 Javan tigers remained. They became extinct in 1979.