The Once and Future Tiger

  title={The Once and Future Tiger},
  author={Cheryl Lyn Dybas},
In reeds tinged red by the Central Asian sun, a tiger once roamed. There, in riparian forests that line rivers like the Vakhsh on the border of the former Soviet country Tajikistan, the Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) prowled. Until its extinction in the mid1900s, the tiger stalked Bukhara deer along tugai, thicketed watercourses that flow through Central Asia’s otherwise vast, arid deserts. The tiger’s route took it across shaded rivers and onto muddy banks. Peering into shoreline… Expand
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