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Every place has something they believe in. They are often called a myth or legend. To a majority of ethnic groups they are in believe of a god and myths on animals. In this case for China they have a big thing for animals like tiger, dragons, serpents, snakes, ect. They each have a myth or legend on the animal. It is a story of respecting the animal and showing that an animal is useful. Now about tigers. To china they are respected. Like in Chinese mythology there is a story called "The tale of the trusty tiger" which I fond interesting. The tiger is well respected after saving a man that was trapped in a ditch. The man respected the tiger by every year feeding the tiger a fresh pig. There is another tale called "Tiger boys" which I fond interesting. It is another myth on boys going to the woods turning in to tigers. There is other tales that you can check out. Now I will be talking about tigers and their different types. There is the Sumatran Tigers and there is also the Siberian Tigers. The five different types of living tigers today are: Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, South-China Tiger, Indo-Chinese Tiger, and the Sumatran Tiger. The Siberian Tiger's scientific name is Panthera tigris altaica. The Siberian Tiger is the largest living cat today. There are three types of tigers that became extinct. Those tigers are called The Bali Tiger, Javan Tiger, and the caspian Tiger. There was eight types of tigers before, but now there is five types left. The south china tiger is near extinction. Only 20-30 south china tigers are left in the whole world. Probably they will pay more attention to the south china tigers. I know that in China they are doing all they can to save the tigers because they are very fond of them. Without that tiger it might change the way things are in China. I know they have great respect for this great type of a tiger. Even if China has all those other myths on animals they are really close to losing one of their well known animals or their type of tiger. In my opinion they are probably going to lose one of their best animals and maybe the best.
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