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11 animals on the verge of extinction

By: Shea Gunther on Aug. 22, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
A tiger relaxes on a wooden surface

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Tigers

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, and the IUCN puts the the overall Panthera tigris population between 2,154 and 3,159 big cats.