How many tigers we lost?


wwf_main_tiger3_22907Grade level: 5th

Skills: Percent

Related environmental issues:  Biodiversity & Deforestation

Area level: Global

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.47.38 AMTigers are endangered because their habitat in forests were destroyed for logging and agriculture use. They also have been illegally hunted. We have lost 97% of wild tigers over the last 100 years.  There are only 3,201 tigers surviving in the wild today.

  1. How many  tigers were there 100 years ago?
  2. How many tigers did we lose in  100 years?

Source:  WWF

Photo: WWF Canada 

Note: The number 3,201 was changed from 3,200 to make this problem appropriate for the grade level.

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Answer keys

  1. 3,201 / 3 x 100 = 106,700
  2. 106,700 -3,201 = 103,499