Thursday, September 27, 2012

On September 27

On this day in ....
... 1937 (75 years ago today), occurred the last killing of a Balinese tiger, in western Bali. The occasional claimed sightings of members of the subspecies never were substantiated, and these tigers are now believed extinct, as is another of the 3 subspecies found in Indonesia, the Javan tiger. The 3d, the Sumatran tiger, is critically endangered. Loss of habitat and hunting parties, like the 1911 one pictured at right, are said to be the causes.

(Prior September 27 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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