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The Javan Tiger was a subspecies of tiger found only on the Indonesian island of Java, until it died out as recently as the 1980s.


The Javan tiger subspecies was found in Indonesia. Still common during the 19th century, their population dwindled due to human encroachment until they were finally declared extinct.

Just 100 years ago, there were 9 subspecies of tigers. Tdy 3 subspecies have already gone extinct; the Javan, Caspian and Balinese Tiger. There are as few as 3200 tigers left in the wild. Join us as we work to #doubletigers by 2022.


The Javan tiger has been completely eradicated since the 1980’s. Originating from the Indonesian island of Java, these tigers were relatively small in size with the average male weighing just 130 kilograms (Female was around 90 Kilograms). These tigers were destroyed due to heavy hunting and a shrinking jungle habitat (again thanks to ever expanding business and human needs). The Javan tiger population was down to around 24 tigers by the 1950’s and only 12-13 by the mid 1970’s. Despite some…