Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 136–138 | Cite as

Historical change on distribution and quantity of the South-China Tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis)

  • Jin Kun
  • Zheng Dong
  • Hong Meiling
  • Wang Lijun
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Abstract

As one of five survived tiger subspecies, the South-China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) specially disperses in China. This paper dedicated distribution and quantity of wild South-China tiger, and also introduced distribution, quantity and pedigree of captive South-China tiger. In the middle of this century, about several thousands South-China tiger distributed in following provinces, such as Hunan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang, Hubei, Sichuan, Henan, Shanxi, Shanxi, Gansu. etc. Until now, there are only about 20–30 wild South-China tigers distributing in the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, and Hunan, Sichuan, and 50 captive South-China tiger are raised in zoos of China.

Key words

South-China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensisDistribution Quantity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin Kun
    • 1
  • Zheng Dong
    • 1
  • Hong Meiling
    • 1
  • Wang Lijun
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Wildlife ResourcesNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinChina

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