The funny thing about the USA, is that there
are more than ten thousand tigers kept as pets, which is much higher
figure than those living in the wild today.Not one organisation
or individual has an exact idea of how many of these tigers are
Bengal tigers.If you would like to read more about this topic try:
www.paws.org or http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/features/332feature1.shtml.
The majority of indian tigers in us zoos today are white tigers,
approximately 23. There are believed to be only a few pure bred
normal coloured Bengal tigers captive in us zoos, 5-6 maximum.
WWW.SAVEINDIASTIGERS.CO.UK conclude that the growing number of people
especially in USA who privately own bengal tigers is a cause for
concern because of the danger to the animals, the handlers, and
the public.The problem of ownership of P.t.tigris has broad implications
for conservation, public health and animal welfare.