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Bali Tiger

Bali Tiger

Scientific name: Panthera tigris balica

The Bali tiger is an extinct subspecies of tiger which was found solely on the Indonesian island of Bali, and the first tiger subspecies to go extinct in recent times. It was one of three subspecies of tigers found in Indonesia, together with the Javan tiger, which is also extinct, and the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. It was the smallest of the tiger subspecies.

The last specimen definitely recorded was a female shot at Sumbar Kima, west Bali, on September 27, 1937. However, a few animals likely survived into the 1940s and possibly 1950s.[3] The subspecies became extinct because of habitat loss and hunting.[4] Given the small size of the island and limited forest cover, the original population could never have been large.

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Extinct tiger subspecies (with soundtrack)

here are descriptions of three extinct tiger subspecies -
bali tiger (panthera tigris balica),
caspian tiger (panthera tigris virgata)
and
javan tiger (panthera tigris sondaica)