Sumatran tiger

The Sumatran tiger is found in only one place on Earth—on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Fewer than 500 of them are left. They may soon become extinct because people are killing them to sell their skin, teeth, and claws. Also, their habitat is being destroyed as people create farmland.

Image credits: main image: courtesy of Jessie Cohen, Smithsonian National Zoo; Joel Cracraft: Courtesy of Joel Cracraft.