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10 animals on the verge of extinction

By: Shea Gunther on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

Photo: Mandy Verburg/Flickr

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Tigers and humans don't mix well. We hunt them for fur, gallbladders, paws, teeth and tail. Their habitat has been under assault by development over the past few decades. All six remaining subspecies are endangered. Some estimates put the total number of breeding tigers at 2,500 with no subpopulation larger than 250.