|The Bali Tiger
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris balica
Range: The island of Bali in Indonesia.
Habitat: Mountain jungle areas with base prey of deer (Rusa), boar, jungle fowl and monitor lizards.
Facts & Thoughts:
The Bali tiger was the smallest of the tiger subspecies with a distinctive pattern which sometimes
included small spots between stripes. The last confirmed sighting was thought to be in 1937 with
unconfirmed sightings continuing up to 1972. Hunting was the main reason for the demise of the Bali
tiger, decimating what was likely to be a small population in the confined space of the island. Despite
the close proximity to the Javan tiger, the Bali tiger developed a distinct appearance after the separation
of the two islands during the ice age.
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Tiger Mythology & Culture
The Tiger Today
Why the Tiger must be protected
THE SNOW LEOPARD
THE CLOUDED LEOPARD
THE ASIATIC LION