Big Cat Rescue’s Tiger Lake – Explore.org LIVECAM

by Andrea Greengard

Welcome to Big Cat Rescues ‘Tiger Lake’. This live cam overlooks the lake at Tiger Lake, where tigers can cool off in the water or take a drink. Two separate tiger enclosures both have access to the lake, with one tiger in each enclosure. Keep an eye out if you don’t see one immediately because tigers like to move around!

Tiger Lake Common Questions and Answers

Where do tigers live?

Today, tigers exist in 11 countries in Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Extinct in 10 countries, tigers have been eradicated from 96% of their historic range.

Are tigers endangered?

Yes. A century ago, as many as 100,000 tigers likely existed in the wild. Today, only about 3,900 tigers remain. Globally, tigers are listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Two subspecies–Sumatran and Malayan–are listed as Critically Endangered. Of the nine tiger subspecies, three (Bali, Caspian, Javan) are extinct and a fourth (South-China) likely survives only in captivity. The remaining subspecies are Bengal, Indochinese, Sumatran, Siberian and Malayan.

Why are tigers so endangered?

The primary threat facing tigers is poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Every part of the tiger–from its bones to its flesh to its iconic fur–can be sold for a huge profit on the black market. Tiger parts are typically destined for Asian markets, where tigers are thought to have both spiritual and medicinal value, despite no scientific evidence of the latter. Tigers are also threatened by prey loss due to overhunting, conflict with humans and the loss and fragmentation of critical habitats.

How big do tigers get?

Tigers are the largest of the big cats; their heads and bodies can measure up to ten feet long… not including their tails, which can stretch over three additional feet! Tigers typically weigh between 165 and 570 pounds.

How have tigers influenced human culture?

Tigers are one of the most widely recognized animals on earth and have been revered by humans for centuries. Admired for their strength, grace and beauty, tigers have been the central figure in countless stories, myths, and books throughout history. They are also used as mascots for sports teams and are featured on flags and seals around the world.

What is Big Cat Rescue?

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to providing a permanent home for abused and abandoned big cats.

Located in Tampa, Florida, Big Cat Rescue is home to more than seventy lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other felid species. Many of the residents at Big Cat Rescue were abandoned, abused, orphaned or rescued from private trade or performing acts.

Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide a safe home to cats in need, end private possession of wild cats, stop the abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent the extinction of big cats in the wild. That’s what Tiger Lake does. You can learn more on their website.

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