[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Javan Tiger, Tiger King caught in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, circa 1901-1902
I’m very happy not because of the awful photo showed above, but because this picture is correcting what others have posted. Many source believed that it is a picture of a Sumatran Tiger just like what I posted earlier in here: http://tmblr.co/ZgzWEwK_GNLI. But after I visited several Dutch digital libraries, I can confirmed that this is actually a picture of Javan Tiger. It was taken in Yogyakarta(!), where I live for 18 years until now.
To crosscheck it, you can visit this link: http://bit.ly/15ynlic
or visit: http://media-kitlv.nl/ and search for:
Title: Gevangen koningstijger in het Zuider-gebergte bij Jogjakarta (Tiger King caught in the South Mountains of Yogyakarta)
Image Code: 2720
Java trip A.E.F. Muntz from March 1901 to July 1902
[squarefocus] Tales of the Unforgotten: Panthera tigris balica, speciment in Bogor Museum of Zoology, 2013
Finally i had the chance to take picture of the specimen of Bali Tiger inside the Museum of Zoology Bogor indonesia. I was sad. I can feel goosebumps allover my body. It was clear in front of my eyes, right behind the glass.
The fact that Bali Tiger was the most unique tiger among all subspecies in the world have put my thoughts in rage and regrets of its extinction. Now i witnessed it myself. It was clear that it’s very different compare to other tiger subspecies. It’s smaller, dense black stripes on it’s body combined with orange-ish skin.
In 1935 the last Tiger of Bali was shot and with the death of ‘Kima’ the tiger, the extinction of Bali Tiger was announced. The skin of Kima was said to be held by this museum. I was wondering. So I asked the museum guard about this skin. He didn’t know. so i was again wondered if the skin was then used for this specimen? Is it Kima that was in front of me?
As I was wondering the guard have asked me to leave. It was 5, and the museum was about to be closed. I thought to myself that i have to go back to this museum again and ask for more information. What’s my purpose? I don’t know. I guess I just need to know to satisfy my own curiosity. That reason alone was enough for me. Then I walked out slowly through the museum’s collections still with goosebumps whenever I see any weird animal specimens along the way.
[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Bali Tiger Illustration by Amaya Oyon, 2012
Taken from artimalia.org:
Junto al tigre de Java y al tigre persa, ésta es una de las tres subespecies de las ocho totales que ya están extintas. Era endémico de la isla de Bali, Indonesia. Necesitados de amplios territorios de caza y dada la reducida extensión de la isla, es muy probable que la subespecie nativa de estos tigres nunca fuera demasiado abundante. La población humana y la agricultura iban en aumento en Bali, así que, una vez más, las causas de su desaparición están ligadas a la caza y a la pérdida del hábitat y de las presas. A comienzos del siglo XX sólo sobrevivían de manera dispersa en las montañas de la zona oeste. Aquí la persecución aumentaba a medida que la isla se hacía más accesible y muchos cazadores iban allí para obtener su trofeo.
El 27 de septiembre de 1937 se daba caza en esta parte de la isla al último ejemplar, una hembra. No existen tampoco en cautividad, por lo que la reintroducción de la especie a su medio natural es inviable.
English translation of the text:
Along the Javan tiger and the Persian tiger, this is one of the three subspecies tof the eight total that is already extinct. It was endemic to the island of Bali, Indonesia. Need of extensive hunting grounds and given the small size of the island, it is likely that the native subspecies of these tigers never be too rich. The human population and agriculture were increasing in Bali, so once again, the causes of its demise are linked to hunting and loss of habitat and prey. In the early twentieth century a dispersed only survived in the mountains of the west. Here persecution increased as the island became more accessible and many hunters were there to get his trophy.
The September 27, 1937 were hunted in this part of the island to the last specimen, a female. There are not captive, so that the reintroduction of the species into the wild is not feasible.
[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Javan Tiger, an illustration from Diana Sobrado, 2012
Text in artimalia.org:
Era endémico de la isla de Java, Indonesia. Constituye una de las tres subespecies del tigre extintas recientemente, en menos de 100 años pasó de ser considerado una peste a un animal en peligro. La principal causa de su extinción fue la pérdida del hábitat derivada de la invasión agrícola por parte de una creciente población humana en la isla. A esto se la añadió la caza y el tráfico de sus pieles, además de la disminución de sus presas naturales que le hizo entrar en competencia con otros depredadores.
En 1950 la población total de estos tigres ya se había reducido entre 20-25 individuos dispersos por toda la isla por lo que las probabilidades de supervivencia eran insuficientes. El último lugar donde persistieron fue una remota área montañosa del sureste de Java llamada Meru Betiri, protegida en 1972, año en el que se produjo el último avistamiento confirmado de la zona. El problema principal de esta reserva es que estaba muy fragmentada por cultivos y los agricultores seguían matándolos si se acercaban.
English translation of the text:
It was endemic to the island of Java, Indonesia. It is one of three extinct tiger subspecies recently, in less than 100 years went from being considered a pest to an endangered animal. The main cause of their extinction was habitat loss resulting from agricultural encroachment by a growing human population on the island. Added to this is the hunting and trafficking in their skins, in addition to the decrease in natural prey brought him into competition with other predators.
In 1950 the total population of these tigers had already been reduced from 20 to 25 individuals scattered throughout the island so that the chances of survival were insufficient. The last place I persisted was a remote mountainous area southeast of Java called Meru Betiri, protected in 1972, which was last confirmed sighting of the area. The main problem with this reservation is that it was very fragmented by crops and farmers were killing them if they approached.
[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Javan Tiger and other Extinct Animals illustration, 2011
guess which is which:
- The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis),
- The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus),
- The Thylacine also known as Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus),
- Dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus),
- The Monteverde golden toad (Bufo periglenes),
- TheLesser Bilby (Macrotis leucura),
- Schomburgk's deer (Rucervus schomburgki),
- The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis),
- The Tiger of Java (Panthera Tigris sondaica),
- The Baiji or Chinese River Dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer),
- The Barbus Microbarbis
For complete list of extinct animals: http://animalesextincion.org/ver_listado_completo
[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Tiger Fangs, 1943
A film about tiger in the wilderness of Malayan Peninsula staring Frank Buck. I post this because the story plot is quite interesting. The story plot: Frank Buck tangles with Nazis who have been doping tigers in Malaya, thereby making man-eaters of them. With the cats on a rampage, rubber production is seriously curtailed and the Allied war effort jeopardized. Buck and his associates, J. Farrell MacDonald, Duncan Renaldo and June Duprez, thwart the Teutonic malefactors: the villainous Nazi Dr. Lang (Arno Frey) and his portly accomplice Henry Gratz (Dan Seymour). Thereafter, life is safe once again in the jungle.
[squarefocus] Tales of The Unforgotten: Goes Through Fire for Woman, Satan, 7 Year Old Sumatran Tiger in Frank Buck’s Jungleland, New York World’s Fair, 1939
Satan will goes through fire for woman in Frank Buck’s Jungleland, New York World’s Fair, 1939. (yeah, right!). The back of the photo written: “Satan the tiger at Frank Buck’s “Jungleland” at the World’s Fair of 1940 in New York, dives through a flaming hoop at the bidding of Ruby Mercer, radio-opera-screen star now appearing in “Gay New Orleans” on the Fair’s midway”