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Amur (Siberian) Tiger

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Amur (Siberian) tiger, Panthera tigris altaica.

Tigers are most commonly poached for their fur and body parts, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is estimated that in 1991 alone, one-third of the Siberian tiger population was killed to meet the demand for their bones and other parts used in this practice.

Image: Barry Slade, 2007 (NewScientist calendar 2008). [Much larger view]

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  1. #1 tody
    July 8, 2009

    Fcuking Chaiknees

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