It is difficult to get complete and accurate numbers, due to many factors. The tiger’s scattered ranges, and the nature of the tiger itself, are just a few. It is estimated, currently the total is between 3000 and 4000, tigers living in the WILD (this estimation does not include tigers in captivity). The subspecies totals are:
- Bengal Tiger: 1411
- Indochinese Tiger: 600 – 800 or less
- South Chinese Tiger: Less than 15
- Siberian Tiger: Around 400
- Sumatran Tiger: 300 – 350
- Malayan Tiger: Less than 400
There are some tiger species that have died out completely due to us humans. A hundred or so years ago there were well over 10,000 tigers. As of March 2010, there are just 3200 tigers left in the world.