RARE: Check Out This Footage of a Burmese Tiger!The Rainforest Site
Just over one hundred years ago, the tiger population was up to almost 100,000 individuals. However, their numbers have now dropped to an estimated 3,000 tigers in the wild.
Although no one is sure how many reside there, spotting a tiger in Burma is incredibly rare. Luckily, since they tend to travel worn paths, Justine Evans was able to track a Burmese tiger and catch a glimpse of it on her camera trap. See for yourself — watch the video.
Though there are very few left in the wild, experts estimate that as many as 5,000 tigers are being kept in captivity in the United States, often as illegal pets. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working toward rescuing these big cats from cruel conditions. With your donation, you can help provide food and care for rescued tigers in IFAW’s lifetime sanctuaries.