Tigers are native to what country?

Nov. 2014: The tiger is native to many countries where it no longer exists so we can't simply point to countries where it is found and say it is native solely to those countries.

The tiger's range has been hugely reduced in recent times. It once extended across Asia from eastern Turkey and the Caspian Sea and going eastward south of the Tibetan plateau to Manchuria and the Sea of Okhotsk.

It is extinct in Turkey, Northern Iran, Afghanistan and the Indus Valley of Pakistan. The tiger was once common over the foothills of the Himalaya through Nepal, Sikkim (state of India), Bhutan, Assam (state of India) and Myanmar (Burma). These are some of the countries and states of India where the tiger is native.  The great Sundarbans tiger reserve straddles India and Bangladesh.

The tiger was once widely distributed in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. These are also countries to which the tiger was and is native. The tiger was abundant in Korea but now possibly extinct. The tiger is still found in Sumatra. The tiger is extinct in Bali and Java.

The tiger is probably extinct in China but we are unsure. There are plans to repopulate it into China. The tiger is still found in the far east of Russia.

Extinct in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

The IUCN Red list, lists the following countries as native:
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan 
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Tibet
  • India
  • Indonesia 
  • Laos
  • Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
I have provided a date because the tiger is becoming extinct quite quickly.

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