Leap to freedom

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A pregnant tigress, which was rescued by forest workers after she strayed into a village and was beaten up by villagers, was released from a cage in the Sunderbans, India. As she jumped into the river, she looked back with a growl at her captors, and swam ashore into the thick mangrove forest Tuesday morning.

According to the Indian government’s tiger census report, only 1,411 tigers are now left in the wild — a big fall from 2002 when the tiger population was estimated to be 3,642.

More in Hindustan Times:

And in the Indian Express, India’s last tigers and where they live.

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