Caspian tiger also is known as Panthera tigris virgata
Caspian tiger habitat
The Caspian tiger previously lived on the shores of the Caspian Sea, and these tigers were used extensively in bloody circus games and in the Colosseum shows during the days of the Roman Empire. Unfortunately, this tiger did not survive on Earth by the twenty-first century, as it was considered an impediment to the economic development of the Caspian region, and it was wiped out with the guns of hunters completely and without mercy, and today it is just a name in the lists of extinct animals
When the Caspian tiger extinct
The last traces of this tiger are indicative of his life, dating back to 1972, after which this tiger no longer existed, as did its traces. One of these Caspian tigers has long lived in the Berlin Zoo, enabling scientists to study this extinct animal.
that is the second tiger extinct after the Tasmanian Tiger
Caspian tiger structure
The length of the Caspian tiger ranges from 7 to 9 feet
It weighs from 500 to 600 pounds
Therefore it is considered one of the largest extinct cats
One of the three subspecies of the Eurasian tiger that became extinct during the last century – the other two are the Bali tiger and the Gawan tiger – the Caspian tiger once roamed vast tracts of land in Central Asia, including Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, and lands “- Stan “adjacent to Russia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc.)
The Caspian tiger is known scientifically under the name: Panthera Tigris Virgata and the Caspian tiger had a large size considered close to the size of the Siberian tiger, but it is more massive than the latter in terms of appearance. What distinguishes the iridescent tiger from other types of tigers is that it has a short mane on the neck, and the hair that grows on its belly fur is longer than on top of its back, which gives it a greater volume than it actually is. The Caspian red fuchsia fur, yellow and sometimes yellow, is adorned with a set of fine lines in black or brown.
Causes of Extinction Caspian tiger
There are some reasons for the extinction of the Caspian tiger
First, human civilization has mercilessly developed over the Caspian Sea habitat, transforming its lands into cotton fields, and even opening roads and highways through its fragile habitat. This led to the humans invading the regions of these tigers and colliding with them.
Secondly, the Caspian tiger succumbed to the gradual extinction of its favorite prey, which are wild boars, so the humans also hunted that animal, as well as falling prey to various diseases and falling in floods and forest fires (which grew more with changes in the environment).
third, the Caspian tiger was on the edge of a precipice, bound by such a small area of land, in such dwindling numbers, that almost any change would inevitably turn it into extinction.
One of the strange things about the extinction of the Caspian tiger is that it happened literally while the world was observing: many tigers died and were documented by naturalists, by the media, and by hunters themselves, in the context of the early twentieth century.
Although widely considered an extinct species, there have been many unconfirmed observations of the Caspian tigers over the past few decades. More encouraging, the genetic analysis showed that the Caspian tiger may have been spaced from a group of Siberian tigers (still present) 100 years ago and that these two types of the tiger may have been a single animal. If this turns out to be the case, it may be possible to revive the Caspian tiger in a simple way such as reintroducing the Siberian tiger to its native lands in Central Asia,
This project has been announced (but not yet fully implemented) by Russia and Iran.like the Australian project Museum that launched the “Tasmanian Tiger Reproduction project in 1999 “