A new tiger assessment from the International Union of Conservation of Nature has revealed that tiger numbers have grown 40% since 2015, increasing from 3,726 to 5,578. This increase was higher than initially anticipated, showing encouraging signs for the species.
Upon further analysis of the findings, it appears that global tiger numbers are either stable or increasing, showing that recovery of the species is possible. Continued protections will need to be in place to allow the tiger species to continue thriving, so that numbers could potentially grow further.
While tigers are making a recovery, there are also plenty of other species that have been rediscovered recently, including the rediscovery of a rainbow-hued crab, who boasts a magical shell colour.