Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on you answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
There are generally considered to be eight subspecies of tiger (Panthera tigris), three of which are now extinct. The remaining subspecies include the Bengal, Indo-Chinese, South China, Amur, and Sumatran tigers. Pressures from illegal killing, a shrinking food supply, and habitat loss led to the extinction of the Bali, Javan, and Caspian subspecies, and continue to threaten the survival of the remaining subspecies.
Tigers live in a variety of habitats from the temperate forests of the Russian Far East, to the mangrove swamps of the Sunderbans of Bangladesh and western India, to the tropical forests, grasslands, and marshes of India and Indonesia. Historically, they were also found near the Caspian Sea in Turkey and Iran, and on the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia.
By some estimates, a century ago 50,000 to 80,000 tigers roamed India alone. Today, the tiger is classified as Endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and it is estimated that there are only 3,500 tigers remaining in the wild worldwide.
Until it was banned, trophy hunting and a market for tiger rugs and coats threatened the tiger’s survival. Today, habitat destruction, human population growth, and a demand for tiger parts threaten the tiger’s survival. In some cultures, tiger parts are thought to cure diseases such as rheumatism, convulsions, typhoid fever, and dysentery. Tiger bone used in these traditional medicines sell for as much as $75 to $115 per pound. In the Russian Far East, logging threatens the Amur tiger’s already shrinking habitat. Poaching has also increased since the international borders between Russia and its neighbors opened.
What could be the best title for the passage?
Tigers under Threat
The Number of Subspecies of Tiger
Tigers Living in India
Market for Tiger Rugs and Coats
Correct answer: A
What is the best title for the passage?
A. Tiger under threat
B. Number of tiger subspecies
C. Tigers live in India
D. Tiger skin rugs and coats market
Read the whole article to figure out the answer.
=> Choose answer A
Tigers are one of the most iconic and beloved animals in the world. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most endangered species on the planet. Tigers are threatened by poaching, habitat loss, and human-tiger conflict. It is estimated that only around 3,890 tigers remain in the wild, making them one of the most endangered species on the planet.
Poaching is one of the main threats to tigers. Poachers hunt tigers for their fur, bones, and other body parts, which are then sold on the black market. This illegal activity is a major threat to tigers and their habitats.
Habitat loss is another major threat to tigers. As human populations grow, more land is being cleared for development and agriculture. This reduces the amount of habitat available for tigers, making it more difficult for them to find food and shelter.
Human-tiger conflict is another major threat to tigers. As humans encroach on tiger territory, tigers are forced to compete with humans for resources. This can lead to confrontations between tigers and humans, which can be dangerous for both species.
The future of tigers is uncertain. Without action, tigers may soon be extinct in the wild. Conservationists are working to protect tigers and their habitats, but much more needs to be done.
Title: Tigers Under Threat: The Urgent Need for Conservation