Easily recognized by its coat of reddish-orange with dark stripes, the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world. Tigers have been overhunted for their fur as well as for other body parts that many people use in traditional medicines. Here’s a quiz on these big cats.
Project Tiger is a tiger conservation programme launched on 1 April, 1973, by the Government of India. The project aims at ensuring a viable population of the Bengal tiger in its natural habitats, protecting it from extinction, and preserving areas of biological importance as a natural heritage that represent the diversity of ecosystems across the tiger’s range in the country.