How many Siberian tigers are left in the world as of 2011?
The latest survey, done last year, indicated a slight increase in the wild population, over 550 tigers there now.
No. There are more lions than tigers. There are 2 known major subspecies of both lions and tigers. Lions - The African Lion & The Asiatic Lion Tigers - The Bengal Tiger & The Siberian Tiger There are around 600 odd Asiatic lions left in the wild. There are around 1200 Bengal tigers left in the wild. Siberian tigers too range around 1000 individuals. The African lion is the most populous of the 4 species…
The term "snow tiger" is used to refer to a couple of different sub-species of tigers. Often it is used to refer to the Bengal tigers that have a gene mutation giving them a white coloration. Sometimes these white Bengal tigers are also called the "snow white tiger". This coloration in the Bengal is very rare, especially in the wild. But perhaps, more frequently, the only tiger that lives in snowy country, the Siberian, is…
the Siberian tiger is the most endangered tiger; there are just about 200 left in the world. other endangered tigers are Bengal, Indo Chinese, South China, and Sumatran breeds. All tigers are endangered to some degree. The South China tiger is the most endangered, with only eight or less in the wild. There are projects underway to release captive born tigers back into their Chinese habitat.
In the wild there are: 490-525 Siberian tigers 1900-2080 Bengal tigers 790-1010 Indo Chinese tigers 380-425 Malayan tigers 290-412 Sumatran tigers 0-8 South China tigers* The South China tiger is currently undergoing a project whose aim is to reintroduce zoo born South China tigers back into the wild. The Project is underway now in South Africa.
Estimates vary for the number of tigers in the wild today, but some say there are approximately 600 Siberian tigers left, around 2000 Bengal tigers, approximately 1200 Indochinese, just 600 Sumatran, and less than 20 South China tigers. Sadly, all sub-species are considered endangered, and three sub-species have already gone extinct.
There are about 500 Siberian tigers currently surviving in the wild, but the effective population accounts for genetic diversity. BBC says that the tiger has a very low diversity, which means that any disease or rare genetic disorders will probably be passed on to the next generation. A more diverse genetic population would increase its chance of survival and would be able to "cancel out" diseases and disorders with healthy genes.