The tiger—Panthera tigris, is one of the largest and most powerful predators to stride our planet. In the usually dispassionate language of science the tiger is anointed as a “charismatic species”—in other words, an animal possessed of both beauty and rare mystique. Yet while the tiger is celebrated in folk-legends and mythologies throughout the world, its presence on earth is greatly threatened. Fewer than 3,200 tigers now survive in the wild, and extinction in our lifetime is a real possibility.
PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY GEORGE BUTLER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JULIAN ROBERTSON & FRANK MARSHALL