Adopt a tiger

Over the past 100 years, the number of wild tigers has plummeted by around 95% – to close to 3,900.

Each tiger has a unique set of stripes – like a fingerprint – and this helps us identify individuals in the wild. Over the last century wild tiger numbers have plummeted by over 95% and sadly, there are more tigers in captivity in the US than are left in the wild. The tiger is officially classed as endangered by the IUCN.


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Your adoption really helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor tiger movement and reduce human-tiger conflict.

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly tiger toy

Cuddly toy

An optional soft toy to love forever.

My tiger magazine

Regular updates

Both Wild World and My Tigers magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.

Fact pack

Fact pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

A wonderful gift at any time of year

A wonderful gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of tigers and their habitats

Map of tigers range

Bengal tigers can be found in isolated forests and grasslands throughout Asia. Their habitat is wide ranging – from evergreen and monsoon forests, to mixed coniferous-deciduous woodlands, and mangrove swamps. There are around 3,900 tigers in the wild.


50%of tiger deathsare due to poaching


Poaching for skins and body parts used in traditional Asian medicines

Tiger silhouette

Climate Change

Gradually, tigers are being forced into small, scattered islands of remaining habitat – where they are more vulnerable to events such as fire

Human silhoette

Human Conflict

Habitat loss due to farming, forest clearance for the timber trade and human development.

7%of tigers foundin their original range

Loss of Prey

Decline in natural prey numbers

How we can help

We’re determined to double the number of wild tigers to at least 6,000 by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. To achieve this, we’re focusing on conservation in 12 priority landscapes, including areas in Nepal, India and Russia. At the groundbreaking international Tiger Summit, which we helped to organise in 2010, governments from all 13 tiger range countries committed to this ambitious and visionary species conservation goal and created a global plan for tiger recovery.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • restore fragmented areas of habitat so tigers can move between them
  • strengthen anti-poaching patrols around nature reserves
  • establish programmes to increase prey numbers
  • fund our other essential work around the world

Unlike many cats, tigers like water and they’re excellent swimmers.

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