Which Country has Most Tigers?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The country of India has the most tigers in the world. India, Malaysia, South Korea, and Bangladesh have tigers as their national animals. They are the largest living cat species and members of the genus Panthera. According to the ‘All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018,’ India’s tiger population is estimated to be 2,967. Currently, India is home to 75% of the world’s tiger population.

Country with Most Tigers

In 1973, Indira Gandhi established several tiger reserves as part of Project Tiger. The Nagarjunagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is India’s largest tiger reserve, spanning five districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. On the other hand, the Hukaung Valley in Myanmar is the world’s largest tiger reserve.

The tiger reserves in India are regulated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority. As of now, there are 53 tiger reserves in India.

State-Wise List of Tiger Reserves in India

The List of Tiger Reserves in India with their respective states is as follows:

State Name of the Tiger Reserves
Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha National Park
Arunachal Pradesh Kamlang Tiger Reserve
Arunachal Pradesh Pakke Tiger Reserve
Arunachal Pradesh Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
Assam Manas Tiger Reserve
Assam Nameri National Park
Assam Orang Tiger Reserve
Assam Kaziranga National Park
Bihar Valmiki National Park
Chhattisgarh Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary
Chhattisgarh Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chhattisgarh Udanti-Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
Chhattisgarh Indravati Tiger Reserve
Jharkhand Palamau Tiger Reserve
Karnataka Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Karnataka Bandipur Tiger Reserve
Karnataka Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve
Karnataka Nagarahole National Park
Karnataka Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger reserve
Kerala Periyar Tiger reserve
Kerala Parambikulam Tiger reserve
Madhya Pradesh Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve
Madhya Pradesh Satpura Tiger reserve
Madhya Pradesh Sanjay-Dubri Tiger reserve
Maharashtra Melghat Tiger reserve
Maharashtra Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Maharashtra Sahyadri Tiger Reserve
Maharashtra Nagzira Tiger Reserve
Maharashtra Bor Tiger Reserve
Mizoram Dampa Tiger Reserve
Odisha Similipal Tiger Reserve
Odisha Satkosia Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan Sariska Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve
Rajasthan Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Tamil Nadu Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve
Tamil Nadu Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
Tamil Nadu Anamalai Tiger Reserve (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park)
Tamil Nadu Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
Tamil Nadu Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Telangana Amrabad Tiger Reserve
Telangana Kawal Tiger Reserve
Uttar Pradesh Amangarh Tiger Reserve
Uttar Pradesh Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
Uttar Pradesh Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Uttarakhand Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Uttarakhand Corbett National Park
West Bengal Buxa Tiger Reserve
West Bengal Sundarbans National Park


Which Country has the Most Tigers?

India has the highest number of tigers in the world, constituting 75% of the world’s tiger population. Tigers are the national animals of India, South Korea, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. They are the largest living cat species and are members of the Panthera genus.

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