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

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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…

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…

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Javan Tiger. Declared extinct in 1994 although not a single cub has been recorded since 1971. Extinction due to poisoning, rapid habitat destruction (for plantations of rice, teak, coffee and rubber), hunting.

Javan Tiger. Declared extinct in 1994 although not a single cub has been recorded since 1971. Extinction due to poisoning, rapid habitat destruction (for plantations of rice, teak, coffee and rubber), hunting.

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Javan Tigers. Last sighting, 1972; last tracking (3 animals) 1979. Javan natives consider tigers to have been the reincarnation of their dead relatives; yet they carried out this extermination.

Javan Tigers. Last sighting, 1972; last tracking (3 animals) 1979. Javan natives consider tigers to have been the reincarnation of their dead relatives; yet they carried out this extermination.

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The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sondaica) was a tiger subspecies that likely became extinct in the mid-1970s, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Hunting and a loss of forest habitat led to their demise.  Although the tiger was last seen in 1976, the head of East Java's Meru Betiri National Park announced in 2011 that he was "optimistic" that Javan tigers were still alive, according to the Jakarta Globe.

The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sondaica) was a tiger subspecies that likely became extinct in the mid-1970s, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Hunting and a loss of forest habitat led to their demise. Although the tiger was last seen in 1976, the head of East Java's Meru Betiri National Park announced in 2011 that he was "optimistic" that Javan tigers were still alive, according to the Jakarta Globe.

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Extinct pastels by *Sarahharas07 on deviantART ~ Panthera tigris sondaica, Javan tiger

Extinct pastels by *Sarahharas07 on deviantART ~ Panthera tigris sondaica, Javan tiger

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This could be one of the last tigers you will ever see in the wild. The Balinese and Javan tigers are already extinct. #tiger

This could be one of the last tigers you will ever see in the wild. The Balinese and Javan tigers are already extinct. #tiger

Top 10 Awesome Animals We Let Go Extinct - Javan Tigers  This wouldn’t really be much of an extinct species list if we didn’t include a tiger in here. It’s pretty common knowledge that tigers as a whole are like the poster children for endangered species. But the Javan Tiger, formerly classified as a subspecies of tiger, was determined to be its own species.  Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-awesome-animals-we-let-go-extinct.php#ixzz2PFncojbj

Top 10 Awesome Animals We Let Go Extinct - Javan Tigers This wouldn’t really be much of an extinct species list if we didn’t include a tiger in here. It’s pretty common knowledge that tigers as a whole are like the poster children for endangered species. But the Javan Tiger, formerly classified as a subspecies of tiger, was determined to be its own species. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-awesome-animals-we-let-go-extinct.php#ixzz2PFncojbj

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Javan Tiger | the Javan Tiger, once inhabited the island of Java.  Declared extinct in 1979.  In the 1800s, the tigers were abundant in Java.  Only 20 remained by the 1950s.

Javan Tiger | the Javan Tiger, once inhabited the island of Java. Declared extinct in 1979. In the 1800s, the tigers were abundant in Java. Only 20 remained by the 1950s.

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