The number of tigers in the world has increased for the first time in over 100 years. There are about 3,890 tigers in the wild according to the most recent count of the feline released Sunday. At the time of the last world count of tigers in 2010, there were an estimated 3,200 tigers in the wild.
The World Wildlife Fund attributes the growth in the tiger count to a rise in population in India, Nepal, Russia, and Bhutan. The group also finds that better technology and tracking as well as improved protection efforts likely contributed to the species boost.