Where the tiger roamed

Tiger (© thedigme)

In the 19th century, 100,000 tigers stalked the Asian forests. But big game hunting, illegal poaching and the destruction of their habitat has shrunk that number to less than 6,000, the majority of which are to be found in India. The tiger’s biggest threat today comes from poachers who are killing them for their bones, a prized ingredient for Chinese herbal medicine. Join Dheera Sujan for a walk on the wild side with the Indian tiger. 

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: January 2, 1998