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The Indochinese tiger is formally extinct in Cambodia.

Poachers have driven the tigers from Cambodia’s forests.

The Cambodian government is working with conservationists to reintroduce tigers into the nation’s forests. The conservationists plan to introduce five or six female tigers and two males into a protected forest called Mondulkiri; armed police will try to keep poachers out.

How many wild tigers are there left in the world? The figures are disputed – but it’s certainly fewer than 5,000.

 

Picture source: Kabir Bakie via Wikimedia