South China tigers at Nanchang zoo

The zoo in Nanchang, capital of central China’s Jiangxi Province, is home to the highest number of South China tigers, with 8 male tigers and 16 female tigers.
The zoo has set up a team of scientists to select the best mating pairs in order to avoid defects from inbreeding.
The last time a South China tiger was seen in the wild was over 30 years ago. Worldwide, there are only 131 of the highly endangered species, all living in captivity, according to Chinese zoologists.

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