posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 12:13 AM
It's the last indochinese tiger in china. That could be further amended to "last known..." they're pretty elusive animals.
Now, a tiger is obviously a tiger and not like, say, a wolf or a lion or a hyena or whatever. But in each of the previous cases, evidence shows that
if you leave stable habitat and don't open fire, a predator once extinct or rare, will rebound surprisingly swiftly. Especially animals like cats and
canines, which travel pretty large distances.
Even with unstable habitats, the animals will return, and may even proper, provided they are not directly targeted for extermination.
Animals are pretty tenacious, and spring up like weeds in the most unexpected places. The tiger's problem is threefold. First as an apex predator,
it's going to have a small population to begin with. next, it's one of the few animals that could actually be considered a natural predator of
humans and understandably, humans are going to do what they can to not get eaten. And third, they're pretty and powerful, which means their bits and
pieces - including their proverbial bits 'n' pieces - are quite valiuable to the black market.