InIndonesian National park a photo was taken of something people thought was extinct for more than 40 years. The Javan tiger has only been in books, bedtime stories, and legends, but a new photo might have captured it.
Indonesia is currently the 4th most populated country in the world. And is the largest island country with over 13,000 islands. Each island can have it’s own culture, dialect or language, and can differ in the main religion from a neighboring island.
A new photo in the park captures a large cat walking. Because of the distance and quality it is not completely certain what species it is. Large cats are present on the island, however are still very rare.
One employee believes it is species of leopard, the Javan leopard. It is the last predator on the island and is critically endangered. Critically endangered is one step away from being extinct. There are only 250 mature adults in the world. Javan leopards are only found in Southeast Asia and two Zoos in Europe.
The photo is either a species of extinct tiger or critically endangered leopard. No matter what animal is in the photo we can be glad that it is alive and active.
You can read more about this on the New York Time’s website.