Like its neighbors on the islands of Java and Sumatra, the Bali tiger
(technical name Panthera tigris balica) benefited, to a degree,
by virtue of its geographic isolation. These tigers were only found
in the wild on the tiny Indonesian island of Bali. They were smaller,
darker, and had a greater density of thinner stripes than their cousins.
Sadly, this is believed to have been the very first tiger subspecies
to succumb to extinction. The last Bali tiger is believed to have been
killed by hunters in 1937. None others survive, either in captivity
or in zoos. As far as we know, the only thing that remains of the Balinese
tiger is one photograph...
Bengal, Siberian, Caspian,