- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

14 Critically Endangered Animals

South China Tiger

  • Distribution: China
  • Scientific name: Panthera tigris amoyensis
  • Number of animals: Unknown

Interesting Facts

The South China tiger lives in the wet sub-tropical mountain forests of China. But it hasn’t been seen for the last 20 years, so is considered “practically extinct”. There are still 72 animals in zoos. Maybe these can be reintroduced into the wild one day.

Threats to the South China Tiger

  • Poaching
  • Hunting
  • Loss of habitat

South China Tiger South China Tiger - Photo: xujun/Shutterstock

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