Panthera tigris corbetti
Head to tip of tail: 2.4 - 3.1 m, shoulder height: approx. 90 cm
100 - 192 kg
Estimated at 350 - 500
Moist semi-deciduous forests and montane areas with mixed coniferous forests
Meet the original. A remarkable embodiment of power and grace, the Indochinese tiger is thought to be the ancestor to all other tiger subspecies, which radiated out of the Indochinese regions some 70,000 to 100,000 years ago. Remaining in the forest where it has roamed for ages, this tiger uses scent markings to communicate and define territories. But population has been hit hard by habitat destruction and fragmentation, over-hunting of prey sources and commercial poaching. The tiger that began it all may now be facing the end.