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International Tiger Day: 10 Facts To Celebrate Our Striped Big Cats

Jul 29, 2021, 1:10 PM IST

International Tiger Day is celebrated each year on July 29. The decision was taken at the Saint Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation, signed in 2010. The day is celebrated to boost awareness about the need for tiger conservation.

13 tiger-range countries decided to double their number of tigers by 2022 at the St Petersburg Summit. The Global Tiger Day 2021 slogan is “Their Survival is in our hands”.

According to the WWF, 95% of the tiger population has been lost from the beginning of the 20th century. An estimated 3900 tigers are in the wild now in the whole world. According to the Tiger Census of 2018-19 conducted in 20 states across India, 2967 Tigers live in India. The population growth rate of Tiger is 6% per annum compared with the tiger census of 2006.

Here are some 10 interesting facts about our stripped big cats.

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