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India has the largest number of tigers and Asian elephants in the world.

As per the latest tiger census, there are 1076 tigers in India.

It is estimated that there are 3,500 tigers in the world.

Tiger habitat has decreased by 20 per cent over the last four years.

The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve has a large density of leopards, gaur and dhols.

17 states in India have tigers. With 320, Karnataka has the highest number.

Gaurs are often mistaken to be Bisons. There are no Bisons in India.

Leopards are often mistaken to be Panthers. There are no Panthers or Jaguars in India.

The main reason for the decline in tiger population is poaching, hunting and a decrease in their habitat.

87 per cent of tigers in India live outside tiger reserves.

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