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This Researcher Really Did Catch A Tiger By The Toe! See Her Rare Footage

Just over one hundred years ago, the tiger population was up to almost 100,000. Sadly, their numbers have now dropped to an estimated 3,000 in the wild.

Although no one is sure how many reside there, spotting a tiger in Burma is incredibly rare. Amazingly, researcher Justine Evans was able to track a Burmese tiger using its paw prints and catch a glimpse of it on her camera trap. See her rare footage — and how she captured it — in the video.

Though there are very few left in the wild, experts estimate that as many as 5,000 tigers are being kept in captivity in the United States, often as illegal pets. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working hard to rescue these big cats from cruel conditions. With your donation, you can help provide food and care for rescued tigers in IFAW’s lifetime sanctuaries.

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